Dropbox has introduced a new password manager, vault and automatic computer backup feature for Dropbox Plus plan users. These features were announced in June and then rolled out for testing in a private beta. Now, the company has removed it from the beta and made it available to all Dropbox Plus plan users. Additionally, Dropbox business customers also get Dropbox password and automatic PC backup facilities. However, the new Dropbox Vault feature plus plan is exclusive to subscribers.
Dropbox Password works just like any other password manager – it automatically fills your passwords for frequently used websites and apps to quickly login and fill. Dropbox Password comes as a separate app, which means that users can sync passwords on different devices – Windows, Mac, iOS and Android. Dropbox says that passwords from the desktop will be automatically synced to your mobile device and vice versa. The Dropbox password comes with anonymous encryption, and is also available on Dropbox Professional, even if it rolls out to Dropbox Plus plan subscribers.
As the name suggests, Dropbox Vault provides an additional layer of security for storing important personal files such as bank documents, payment vouchers, medical ID cards, passports, and tax documents. This feature uses a PIN code to access and is now exclusively available to Dropbox Plus users.
Automatic computer backup
The last feature that is now out of beta version is the PC backup feature. Once turned on, it automatically syncs folders to your PC or Mac in the Dropbox folder. This basically bypasses the manual backup process, and it will work only when enabled. This feature is also available to Dropbox Professional and Dropbox Basic plan customers.
A Dropbox Plus subscription offers up to 2GB of storage and up to 2GB of data transfer via Dropbox. The price of this subscription is $ 9.99 (~ Rs 750) per month. It also provides up to 30 days of file and history retrieval. On the other hand, Dropbox Professional costs $ 16.58 (~ Rs. 1,300) per month. This subscription plan also offers customization options with up to 3 TB of storage, up to 180 days of file and archive recovery, and up to 100 GB of Dropbox transfer.