Four Online Services Worth Paying Monthly

Four Online Services Worth Paying Monthly

Although a lot of the most useful apps we see are free, some services are far worth more than what we initially expected. With a little money to shell out, the premium versions of these four apps are worth the monthly fees as these can surely increase your productivity and entertainment, giving you benefits in the long run.


Some web companies we use offer access or more benefits by going into a premium or pro version of their services. It’s essentially the income-generating tool for any company to continue developing a better product and maintain its services for the current user base. Even mobile apps and games take on this model by offering their apps free, and additional perks can be unlocked at an in-app purchase. Here are some of those online services we think are worth your penny monthly.

Online services are arranged in alphabetical order.


Everyone needs more storage. Dropbox generally gives out up to 16GB on free accounts which you can sync on your devices, and you can extend to 1TB and add a slew of new features like remote-wiping your files with a $9.99 (*Php455) monthly subscription. Rival service Google Drive also offers the same price for the capacity mentioned. Works really great for those who need flexibility and more storage capacity, I’d say.



If you’re one who regularly keeps notes of everything to do, Evernote Premium is a great choice. Aside from getting a larger space for all those notes you create, Php210 a month gives you more in-app powers such as the ability to annotate PDFs and the ability to work offline, boosting your productivity in the long run.


Microsoft offers the updated and latest versions of its Office suite of applications with extra add-ons online, either for personal use or small team collaborations. A monthly $5.99 (*Php267) subscription gives you the Office 365 Personal plan, and consists of 1TB unlimited OneDrive online storage, 60 minutes of worldwide calls with Skype, and the ability to create and work with your files on the go with one PC and one mobile device.

For those who need more flexibility, Microsoft offers the Office 365 Home which can take up to five PCs and five mobile devices for up to five different users for $7.99 (*Php356) a month.


Rounding up this list is a music service that’s really cool, it’s available on most platforms. One can never doubt that Spotify offers one of the largest music catalogs in the cyberspace. It’s a great service for listening to music on demand. For Php129 a month, you can up the ante and listen to unlimited streams of your favorite music, devoid of any advertisements. You also get to save your tunes offline as well, saving you mobile juice when you’ve got an otherwise crappy mobile data reception.

That’s it for our list of online services that are sure worth your every peso monthly. Got more to add in this list? Hop on the comments section below and tell us your thoughts.


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19 Responses

  1. Jane says:

    210 pesos a month for a note taking app? Lol.

  2. Christopher says:

    You may forgo Evernote and Dropbox Pro and just subscribe to Office 365. Its bang for the buck at P259/Mo or P2,599/Year. Students can effectively get P62.50/mo if they subscribe to the Office 365 University for only P2,999 for 4 years.

    Hope the author updates the prices for Office, since we have here and its much lower than other countries. :)

  3. Patricia says:

    Definitely agree on Spotify. It’s closest thing we can get to fighting piracy without breaking the bank. Unless you like Taylor Swift, I’d recommend against it. LOL.

  4. Bong says:

    1. Google Drive over Dropbox Pro any day (although I wish the former had a LAN Sync feature).
    2. Spotify Premium isn’t worth it if you’re located in the Philippines. The songs are vastly limited due to regional licensing. Use a VPN with it.

  5. dyimmy says:

    ^correct. Marami akong songs na di makita sa Spotify. So I didn’t bother subscribing to it.

  6. Aika says:

    Been using Spotify for more than 6mos now. Naka autocharge na sya sa PayPal ko at hindi ako nagsisisi sa binabayad ko every month. Sulit talaga.

  7. meng says:

    try nyo na din :D

  8. Easy E says:

    Sapat na sa akin ang free versions nila. :D

  9. cy says:

    Super sulit sa kin ang Spotify premium :)

  10. elpsycongroo says:

    Deezer Premium with Smart is what im using. 250 per month though

  11. gwapogi says:

    Dropbox Pro alone for 445pesos plus 1TB of cloud storage
    Office365 comes in with slew of Office apps plus 1TB of online storage and free Skype calls for P267? Wait. Am I making any sense?

  12. lee says:

    i have dropbox free but i get 50GB free storage.

  13. microsoftoffice says:

    I think Office 365 is the most cost efficient. microsoft office on mac, iphone and ipad plus 1 terabyte of storage on one drive. amazing!

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