This isn’t business as usual

Posted by Drew and Arash on November 13, 2013

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We introduced Dropbox for Business to help companies work smarter. And as more teams picked it up, we discovered a new challenge for businesses and users. On one hand, people wanted to access their personal stuff at work; meanwhile, IT admins wanted to keep company data separate and free of personal files. Both needs were real, but people had to choose between two Dropboxes.

We thought about this from scratch and designed a solution we’re excited to share: connecting your personal Dropbox to your Dropbox for Business account. This’ll give you a personal Dropbox and a work Dropbox on all of your devices so you’ll never have to choose between them. It’ll be like having your house keys and your work keycard on the same keychain.

But this is about more than having two places for all your stuff. Take the mobile app — once you connect your Dropboxes, you’ll be able to get to both Dropbox folders from the same Files tab. Dropbox is also smart about making sure your stuff goes where it’s supposed to. For example, photos you add via Camera Upload will instantly show up in the Photos tab, but they’ll stay for your eyes only.

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We want Dropbox to be the home for all your stuff, and we think this beats using two different services or having to log out and switch accounts. More importantly, this is a huge step toward making Dropbox even better for work, and we’re excited to share everything else we’re cooking up. We’re rolling this out to Dropbox for Business customers starting this month — check out our Dropbox at work blog to learn more.

51 Comments to This isn’t business as usual

Marcus Neto
November 13, 2013

So awesome. Can’t wait to give this a spin

firas
November 13, 2013

Coool

Spencer Ririe
November 13, 2013

This is absolutely perfect!
The majority of our team at RedStamp.ca have been balancing two separate dropbox accounts.

Fede777
November 13, 2013

Redesign coming?

CodyS
November 13, 2013

Really nice work.

Dylan B
November 13, 2013

This is fantastic, folks! Looking forward to it hitting the road.

Levi
November 13, 2013

This is nice, but not great for one man shops. $795 is a _lot_. Any way to bring this functionality to a smaller scope for us indies?

cryptochrome
November 13, 2013

that’s 66 bucks a month. not seeing how this is a _lot_ for a business service.

Jamilton Macedo
November 13, 2013

And the Windows Phone 8 version????

cryptochrome
November 13, 2013

spam!

Spencer Ririe
November 13, 2013

Nope I’m real! Not sure why it auto hot-linked our company! But sweet! :)

Michael
November 13, 2013

Will I be able to keep Photos uploading to my Business account? Essentially use them as one.

www.mohsinfancy.com
November 13, 2013

This is awesome feature.. Looking forward to this.

Amanda Nudelman
November 13, 2013

YES.

la31
November 13, 2013

You should put this option available for Dropbox’s pro users. I don’t understand why you need to have a business’s account for this feature. It is extremely frustrated to switch all the time between accounts.

Prescott Perez-Fox
November 13, 2013

Very cool to finally have this feature. I’ll be honest, I’ve been using two accounts on one computer with an Apple Script hack for a while, but I can’t wait to switch to the official Dropbox style.

Dieter Mueller
November 13, 2013

If you compare the two Services the huge Difference is simply not justified.

Tech-Compass
November 13, 2013

Happy to hear this, a great time saving feature for dropbox users!!

cryptochrome
November 13, 2013

I compare:

Free version: 2 GB space

Pro Version: 100 GB space

Business Version: unlimited space

Now you tell me again that 2 GB vs “unlimited” is not a huge difference that is worth a few bucks a month.

If you run a business and can’t affor laughable 66 bucks then you might think your business idea over.

That being said, there is a lot more than just the storage difference. How about active directory connectivity, phone support and things like that? Here is a nice comparison:

https://www.dropbox.com/business/pricing

Now – again – tell me there is not a huge difference between the two plans.

cryptochrome
November 13, 2013

very cheap, dude.

Eric Friedman
November 13, 2013

Great news!

Michelle Straga
November 13, 2013

I think this is great news! I have two separate businesses and find it hard to separate them from my personal all the time so this will help tremendously! Thank you :)

vmorris
November 13, 2013

Yippee!

fkydln
November 13, 2013

What? I am not understand :/

teapartier75
November 13, 2013

Pretty nice. Thanks Dropbox!

Dom
November 13, 2013

And yet another whitish, eye-straining IOS7 redesign. When will this stupid fad end ? And those outlined icons…

just linux
November 13, 2013

Use linux. Create a dropbox group and add to it as many users as dropbox accounts you want to use. Create a script to start dropbox automatically on all those users and symbolic links to access to all dropbox directories from your main linux account. It works!

Pascal Welsch
November 13, 2013

Finally!

Diego Orellana
November 13, 2013

At last some good news for entrepreneurs who need to protect files in the cloud, thanks guys!

gunish
November 13, 2013

Great feature. ! Love it.

Nathnan
November 13, 2013

I use Dropbox like you all do, but Copy gives you 20GB of free space! https://copy.com?r=UNgCNu

IGHOR
November 13, 2013

I have 57 GB in dropbox for free.
Dropbox is the best!

陈 善
November 13, 2013

That`s what I need.

Nema
November 13, 2013

How? Referals dont give that much for free

IGHOR
November 13, 2013

Actions, additional bonuses for using photos and other beta features, Dropbox quests :)

Vik Chaudhary
November 13, 2013

Aditya and team – awesome job! This makes the $795/yr for 5 users for Dropbox for Business a no-brainer upgrade.

Mike Patterson
November 13, 2013

Definitely fired up for this, I’ve been dealing with signing in an out of my two accounts for a couple years, excited to give it a spin!

deepakr
November 13, 2013

Every-time, i was finding difficult in switching to personal & office dropbox by signing on & off btw two accounts, now this change is awesome. Thanks Dropbox Team.

mark
November 13, 2013

When will this feature be released?

Chris Edwards
November 13, 2013

This is exciting. Been running an Apple script hack to do this for a while now, but it breaks on every update. Will be nice to finally run both on my mac at the same time.

Thomas Mavian
November 13, 2013

Simply brilliant!

Christian Nelson
November 13, 2013

Amazing! The best is getting even better !

Justin
November 14, 2013

I much prefer Copy because you get 20GB for free, and 5GB for every referral! https://copy.com?r=UNgCNu

Dr Forgot
November 14, 2013

How does one place a dropbox icon on one’s screen after the app has been loaded?

Joshua Talley
November 14, 2013

My company has two major issues with cloud services like this (and I don’t make the decisions, unfortunately):

1. Data is not stored on our servers…so it isn’t seen as “secure.” (I wish they would give up on this one, because AWS, App Engine, etc. is so much better than what we do ourselves).
2. Doesn’t work in China. Kind of a deal breaker.

Dieter Mueller
November 14, 2013

I doubt that most Businesses need “unlimited” Space. In many Cases a couple of hundred GByte are enough (especially for five Users) – because most connected Workers simply don’t have the Connectivity to suck down huge Amounts of Data anyway.

I do love Dropbox, but I think the Pricing for the Business Package is not good Value for the Money. Neither are the weird incremental Pricing Steps for Business and Pro Upgrades.

Thomas Svensen
November 14, 2013

Great stuff, but please make a Windows Phone 8 version to go with this!

cjwworld
November 14, 2013

Really? you are going to spam this?

Rhonda
November 14, 2013

Topic: Why is Dropbox data filling up the memory on my personal computer?

This hopefully will be an easy question for many to answer BUT my husband and I have been using Dropbox for a few months now so that I can help him with this work, however, it was my understanding that the Dropbox had its own server and would not affect my hard driver. I have taken all pictures just about off of my computer as I was receiving messages that the hard driver is almost to memory capacity. Is there a setting that will only keep your information on the Dropbox server and not use up my memory????? Thanks for any help you may give. If you can shoot me an email it would be greatly appreciated or reply here, either way. ifonly2u@gmail.com

Sean
November 14, 2013

So because users can now link their business and personal Dropboxes, the business/IT admin will have no user management capabilities? So we are still dealing with zero permission control ability?

hello
November 15, 2013