Some things you ought to know


Published on May 13, 2008

Hey everyone, Dropbox is quickly picking up steam, and I've got plenty of info that I'm sure you all would love to hear. First, though, I realize that we've done a not so amazing job of communicating with those of you outside the beta. Hopefully you'll find it in your hearts to forgive us (just try to imagine our puppy dog eyes)... but I promise we'll make it up to you with frequent blog posts from now on. So, where to start? I suppose some updates are in order. Our Windows and Mac clients are still being tested extensively by our users, and we're trying to maintain a fine balance between stability and new features (and succeeding, I think :)). The two words "Linux client" have led to my tendency to curl up into a ball and suck my thumb, if only because of the angry mobs of Linux zealots that bombard our forums and my e-mail inbox relentlessly — but I can assure you that a CLI client is already being used internally, and a GUI version is on its way. Some of you have been asking for our pricing plans, and hopefully this info will shed some light on what we're planning: Our beta users currently get 2GB for free (and these will stay free through launch), but we plan to keep Dropbox free for everyone. We'll also be establishing some pricing tiers based on more storage and premium features. You'll also be happy to hear that we currently let thousands of users into Dropbox every week. I know that some of you are impatient though, and I don't blame you... so I s'pose it wouldn't hurt to hand out some more invites :). The first 25 people to register to Dropbox through this link get into our beta! Anyways, look for more updates here in the future, but also feel free to subscribe to our Twitter for the latest on what's new. 'Til next time, Jon