Are you already a user of Droplr? Or are you planning on becoming one in the near future? If your answer to either question is in the affirmative, then you need to know about an important change that's set to take effect with the popular file-sharing service.
As noted by Engadget, Droplr is set to drop its support for free accounts in exclusive favor of paid subscriptions, the terms of which are set to be revealed by the company next week. According to Droplr's announcement:
Next week we will release some exciting new features to Droplr that we’ve been working on for a long time and that many of you have been asking us for. At that time, we will be discontinuing our free accounts. All current free accounts and new sign ups will be placed on a 30-day trial. At the end of 30 days, you’ll be asked to pay for a Droplr subscription if you’d like to continue using it. If you don’t want to pay, you won’t be able to upload any more files, but none of your existing data will be deleted, and all of your links will continue to work.
As it stands, Droplr's support for free accounts consists of advertising on shared files, public links only, a 25MB file size limit, and 10 drops per day. Droplr also offers a $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year personal plan, which features private drops, increases the file size limit to 1GB, and includes a storage capacity of 100GB. There's also a $9.99 per month per user business plan, with a 2GB file size limit and up to 1TB of storage, among other premium perks.
Droplr's upcoming subscriptions, though, will come in two types of personal plans called Droplr Lite and Droplr Pro, along with new business-level plans. Droplr will be offering a 30 percent lifetime discount on any of its paid plans. It will also be announcing a new referral program that will enable users to get upgraded to Droplr Pro for free.
Stay tuned to AppAdvice as we share more details about Droplr's new subscription plans as they become available.