Dropbox Vault Review

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Google Drive and Dropbox clearly trump Microsoft OneDrive. You can choose either of these tools. If you want to sync the documents and files between multiple devices, Dropbox should be a good choice. It’s reliable, fast, secure, and works in the background. Unlike Google Drive, it doesn’t have extra features. Dropbox Vault on the other hand helps users secure and organize their most sensitive documents in one place for easy access. The files stored inside your vault are protected by a PIN though you can. One of pCloud’s chief business rivals, DropBox, was hacked during 2014, giving out millions if not thousands of user information. PCloud understand the importance of security and privacy. They aim to make pCloud as safe and secure as possible and to avoid a Dropbox-like disaster. For that, pCloud had organized a Crypto hacking challenge. Dropbox officially launched its password manager called ‘Vault’ in June, and it also dubs as a safe place to keep your sensitive documents. Geared towards premium paying users, the product promoted zero-knowledge design and strong encryption. However, as reporters from Forbes point out, now there’s a serious security flaw that plagues Vault.

Jobs that bosses insisted couldn’t be done at home are now being done at home, as are jobs that normally done at home. The sudden rise in remote working setups has naturally resulted in a rise in the use of collaboration software and services, from video conferencing apps like Zoom to cloud storage services like Dropbox. The latter has recently announced new features that offer to keep your personal and work digital lives from descending into chaos and those tools can now be yours if you can pay the literal price.

Many Dropbox users have grown accustomed to dumping anything and everything into their cloud storage, including, it turns out, passwords written inside plain text files. Rather than fight a losing battle in encouraging people to use security best practices, Dropbox figured it would probably be more cost-efficient to just give these users a proper password manager. And thus, Dropbox Passwords was born.

Web pages, however, aren’t the only things that need password protection. With people using Dropbox for both personal and professional files, the Dropbox Team created a new Vault system that will let you stash your extremely sensitive documents in. One special feature of Vaults is that you can give family or extremely close friends some emergency access to your files in worst-case scenarios.

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Despite all these new features, Dropbox is still primarily a cloud storage and syncing tool. Expanding on that core service, Dropbox is now adding a convenient way for you to backup your PC’s or Mac’s standard folders like Documents, Downloads, and Desktop automatically and have them sync to any new computer you might activate.

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All of these sound like features any Dropbox user would want or even need but, alas, Dropbox isn’t giving them all away for free. Dropbox Passwords is available on Plus and Professional tiers while Vault is for Plus members only. Computer backup, on the other hand, is available for both Professional and Basic members.