Dropbox will provide the password manager for free
Dropbox is a very well-known file hosting service. Originally, many users used an open-source password manager to host their data in Dropbox for storage.
And now Dropbox announced the launch of its own password manager for users to use, of course, this is not free and requires users to purchase a subscription service before they can use it.
However, the Dropbox Password service also provides a free version. The free version only supports the synchronization of 50 sets of account passwords, which may be sufficient for some users.
Dropbox said “We’re confident that 50 passwords will suit most users on our Dropbox Basic plan. For those who need more, we have a number of other plan options to suit various needs and individual, family or professional situations.”
What needs to be emphasized is that the password manager service is not charged separately, it can be regarded as a free service provided by Dropbox to paying users of the file hosting service.
Because if the user has opened a file hosting service subscription, you can use the password manager service for free, but if you haven’t opened it, you must first activate it before you can use it.
In terms of platform support, the service currently supports mobile apps and browser extensions.
Data security is what Dropbox pays the most attention to. The file-hosting service usually encrypts user files with high strength, and the password manager data will naturally be encrypted.
As a free service for paid users, the password manager is still good, but if the user simply uses the password manager to open a subscription, it is a bit uneconomical.