Bitcasa, a newcomer to the cloud storage game, is offering free, unlimited cloud storage.

Bitcasa Logo

Don’t get too excited about the unlimited free program though, because it’s short-lived. Soon you’ll have to fork out $10 per month.

Bitcasa Pricing

I love the sound of infinite.

I’ve played around with the Android app and desktop connection for a couple of days now, and I’m impressed. The deep question I keep asking myself is, will I switch from Dropbox to Bitcasa?


Right now, I pay for 100 GB of Dropbox storage space. I upgraded from the standard-issue, 2 GB plan.

Dropbox Pro Pricing

My Dropbox storage costs somewhere in the realm of $120 per year. Switching over to Bitcasa certainly doesn’t save me any money, though I move from about 115 GB (I’ve earned some free space along the way) to inifinite space, for roughly the same price. Seems like a no-brainer.

Unfortunately though, I’m not finding the Bitcasa Android app as smooth as Dropbox’s. One of the biggest problems is that the app lacks a “share with” feature, which I absolutely love, particularly for pictures. Of course, you can automatically upload all of your camera photos, which may save you from a backup disaster. I guess the theory is that many people don’t “share with” Bitcasa in the way that I do – I share screenshots with Dropbox to upload to this blog – so photo uploads is the way to go.


Bitcasa offers a similar “drive” on your computer, which syncs your photos, videos, and documents across the web.

Bitcasa Infinite DriveOne other advantage I see with this program is the ability to “mirror” folders. Mirroring copies a selected folder on your desktop and syncs it with your Bitacasa drive. Although I wouldn’t put substantial faith in this backup/restore ability, I’m loving the idea of another route for a redundant system. You can never have too many up-to-date copies of information.

Unlike a lot of cloud-storage services (Google Drive in particular), I’m satisfied with Bitcasa’s policy towards my stuff remaining my stuff.

Bitcasa Privacy

The Android app is nothing special, and as a Dropbox sentimentalist, I kind of prefer the Dropbox UI to Bitcasa’s.


As you can see though, the app is pretty well done. For infinite, I think I can learn to love this design.

I think, as more app developers create Bitcasa integration, Dropbox is going to need to worry. Even as I type this post, I’m transferring files from Dropbox to Bitcasa.

Jeff Taylor

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Luke · January 3, 2013 at 2:20 pm

Thanks for your review. I work at Bitcasa, and love the feedback! FYI, we are adding the “Share With” feature as we speak. An updated version will be available very soon. Thanks again!

Chris · February 5, 2013 at 5:16 pm

Great review and completely agree. I joined Bitcasa in July 2012 but was an avid Dropbox and Google Drive user. Today, I’ve made the switch and will be moving all-in on Bitcasa. I can tolerate the growing pains while the apps refines themselves, etc. And, I completely agree that once integration becomes stronger, the other platforms will be chasing Bitcasa.

    Jeffrey Taylor · February 5, 2013 at 7:53 pm

    Thanks for the comment, Chris. I haven’t regretted the switch to Bitcasa, and I just got a special announcement for discount pricing for beta users. Very worth the beta test.

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