The Short Story (for those of you in a hurry)Update: We haven't forgotten about those of you in our beta! If you had a Syncplicity beta account as of June 30thÂ and you choose to convert to a free account, itÂ will have twice the normal space (4 GB). If you choose to convert to an Individual Subscription, it will have ten additional gigabytes of space for 50 GB total. New beta accounts without an invite code will have 2 GB for free accounts and 45 GB for Individual Subscriptions. Many of you have beenÂ asking for final pricing and giving tons of great feedback on our initial pricing plans.Â We've been working hard to understand and incorporateÂ your feedback. I'm happy to announce that we've finished crunching all of the numbers. Below is Syncplicity's pricing and account types: Free: Free forever. Allows up to two computers, 5 revisions per file or 30 days of previous revisions (whichever is less), up to 10,000 files, and 2 GB of storage. The free account expires after 60 days of inactivity. Individual Subscription: $9.99 per month or $99 per year. Includes unlimited computers, unlimited file versions, unlimited number of files, and 40 GB of storage. Additional Storage: $9.99 per month or $99 per year for 50 GB of storage. You can add this to your account as many times as you'd like to have even more storage. An important part of Syncplicity's growth has been through word of mouth and friends inviting friends. I'm happy to say Syncplicity now has a referral program as well where you can get additional storage bonuses added to your account for every new person that you refer to Syncplicity. Full details are available here.
What Happened to Unlimited Storage?Initially, we started with a plan to charge around $20 per month for unlimited storage. The value of Syncplicity is the experience it provides and the fact that it makes your files "active", not the "passive" storage you can get by using a USB hard drive or an FTP site. Our aim with unlimited storage was to move the worry and cost away from storage in order to focus on the experience being delivered. With your help, we've come up with pricing that allows for a free account and a monthly price as low as $8.25 while still providing enough storage that the basic plan covers the majority of users. We gotÂ lots of feedback from across the Syncplicity community that really boiled down to three themes:
- A trial isn't enough. There needs to be a free version.
- Many of you felt you don't have enough data to take advantage of an unlimited plan.
- There should be a lower initial price than $20 per month.