As security standards have improved, many web services have required users to set up complex passwords, but managing them has become a messy business. Last year, Dropbox realized that many people were casually storing passwords in plain text files on online drives. Although the company’s cloud service offers encryption, it is still an inefficient and high-risk way to manage and synchronize passwords.
The good news is that there are a handful of lightweight and easy-to-use password managers out there, including Dropbox Passwords. But to entice users to subscribe, Dropbox Chuckles early on offered only premium subscription services, such as Dropbox Plus, which costs $9.99 a month.
Premia subscriptions offer paying subscribers additional features such as safe deposit boxes, smart synchronous backups/transfers, and quick sharing of Wi-Fi passwords, but simply synchronizing a few sets of passwords can be expensive.
Thankfully, Dropbox just announced a free experience for its own password manager (for Dropbox Basic users). Although it only supports synchronization of up to 50 passwords, this is enough for most users.