What you need to know
- Dropbox Passwords will be available for free Dropbox users starting in April.
- People with a free Dropbox Basic plan will be able to store up to 50 passwords.
- People will have to upgrade to a paid plan to store more passwords.
Dropbox Passwords is a relatively new service from the cloud storage provider that allows you to sync passwords across all of your devices. When the service launched last year, it was limited to paid customers. But soon, people will be able to use Dropbox Passwords for free, though there will be some limits.
Starting in early April, Dropbox Passwords will have a free option that's available to all Dropbox users. If you have a free Dropbox Basic plan, you'll be able to store 50 passwords on the service. You'll be able to sync those passwords on up to three devices and will have the option to securely share them with anyone that you'd like.
Dropbox announced the change in a recent blog post. The company highlights three features that will come to Dropbox Basic users:
- Store your 50 most important passwords in one secure place
- Access passwords anywhere with automatic syncing on up to three devices
- Securely share any password with anyone (coming soon)
Dropbox Passwords uses zero-knowledge encryption, so only you know your passwords.
The number of devices and passwords that you have will determine if the free version of Dropbox Passwords will work for you. If you want to store more passwords, you'll have to upgrade to a paid plan. You can also check out the best Windows 10 password managers. There are both free and paid competitors to Dropbox Passwords.
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