What is Dropbox Professional?

Dropbox Professional is the most advanced of our three plans for individual users. Professional offers all of the great features of Dropbox Basic and Plus, including safeguards for lost or stolen devices. It also offers some truly powerful features that aren't available on other individual plans, including:

Smart Sync

Smart Sync is a Dropbox feature that helps you save space on your hard drive. Access every file and folder in your Dropbox account from your computer, using virtually no hard drive space. Smart Sync is available for customers on a Dropbox Professional or Dropbox Business plan. With Smart Sync, you can:

  • Choose if individual files or folders are available online-only or locally on your computer
  • Select a default sync setting for new files and folders that are shared with you

Learn more about Dropbox Smart Sync.


Showcase is a new way to share with Dropbox. With Showcase you can select files from your Dropbox account, arrange them onto a single page, and share it with others. You can also track who views, downloads, or comments on the files in a showcase. Showcase is a great way to curate your work, and add in your branding, custom layouts, and captions.

Learn more about Dropbox Showcase.

Priority chat support

Dropbox Professional customers have access to priority chat support. This means that we can often reply to questions within a matter of minutes (during normal business hours).

Learn more about the support options available with Dropbox Professional.

File version history

With Dropbox Professional, we’ll store the version history of your files for 120 days (or longer, if you already have extended version history). This means that you can undo a change to a file anytime within 120 days of that change.

Learn more about file version history.

Shared link controls

Dropbox Professional customers have more control over what they share, and how:

  • Passwords for shared links—Create an additional layer of security so only people with a unique file password can access your link.
  • Expirations for shared links—Safeguard your sensitive files by setting an expiration date for shared links. When this expiration date passes, the shared link stops working.
  • View-only permissions—Choose whether recipients can edit or just view files in a shared folder.

Viewer history

With viewer history, Professional customers can see if someone they shared a file with is currently viewing it, or when they last viewed it.

Learn more about viewer history.

Full text search

Full-text search allows you to search beyond the names of your files. It scans file names, extensions, and file contents, as well as Paper docs, to help you find what you’re looking for. Full-text search isn't case sensitive, and it includes personalized spell correction on your search queries.

Learn more about full text search.

How do I buy Dropbox Professional?

You can buy Dropbox Professional in two ways:

On dropbox.com

To buy Dropbox Professional on our website, visit dropbox.com/plans.

On a mobile app store

To upgrade from Dropbox Plus to Professional on an iOS device, visit this help article for more info. To purchase Dropbox Professional on a mobile app store, visit this help article

What's the difference between Dropbox Basic, Plus, and Professional? How much does each plan cost?

For a side-by-side comparison of each plan, visit the Dropbox plans comparison page. You’ll also find pricing for each plan.

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