DropDAV isn't free anymore

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  1. AppleNut

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    Dropdav no longer free

    I received an email stating I was being migrated. It will now cost 5.00 a month. I hope this doesn't mean Dropbox will come with a fee too!
     
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    Yes, too bad. Not that I think it isn't worth $5 a month if you use the iWorks suite a lot. But since I already have iDisk I'll be dropping it. iDisk isn't quite as convenient as DropBox + iWorks, but it does well enough that I can't justify $60 more a year on top of my MobileMe payments.
     
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    In addition to my MobileMe account for syncing calendars, I use a $100/yr. DropBox account to sync files between computers. Adding another $60/yr. for WebDav access to the DropBox files seems excessive especially when one considers the number of apps that connect with DropBox directly. I am not sure I have anything that absolutely requires WebDav access to DropBox?

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    I'm not too happy with the fact that they just drop it on us, oh by the way it's now $5!

    Could have at least said dropdav was no longer free from may, I didn't even know they were upgrading!
     
  5. twerppoet

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    You have a 14 day grace period before they automatically close the account. Here is a copy of the letter, for those that don't have it.
     

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    thats a shame... looks like i will have to get rid of that and find another free service. I use it for school. Alot easier to access and more reliable then burning on a cd.
     
  7. the_john

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    $5 a month across the board. No way I'm paying that to transfer the all of one file a week I tranfer to my DropBox. Not worth it to me.
     
  8. DontUnderstandMyIpad

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    There is another free service, called DropDav (Limited). It works in a similar way as DropDAV, but has a 1MB file size restriction. So if your files are smaller then that, it may be worthwhile using that service instead:
    https://dropdav.appspot.com/
     
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    Awesome. I'll check it out. My files are just quick little stories I write and they only average 20k.
     
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    Dropdav.appspot.com offers similar functionality for free, though the maximum size per file is limited to 1MB.
     

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