Dropbox is one of the most popular file synchronization services right now. It’s a nifty little service that allows for cloud storage, which is one of the hottest concepts in computer technology today. With a service like Dropbox you can save your files in your Dropbox folder and you can sync that file across all your devices – whether it’s another computer, a laptop, a Mac, an Android device or an iPad. Here’s how you can maximize Dropbox … for free!
Dropbox is a cross-platform service that’s why it is invaluable to those who need access to the files they’re working on regardless of the device they have. (Read our article on Dropbox features)
But the snag here is that the free version of Dropbox only gives users 2GB of space, a relatively paltry amount if you want to use Dropbox to sync files like MP3s or other large files. Dropbox has instituted some ways of increasing your storage for free and you can take advantage of that.
The Dropbox referral system should be the first thing you should tackle because this is the fastest way of getting additional space especially if you have a lot of friend who don’t use the service yet. Dropbox provides a unique link that is associated with you. If you send this link to your friends, each one who clicks on it and actually gets Dropbox will give you an additional 250MB of space. To make sure that your friends won’t think you’re just spamming them talk about Dropbox in your email. Describe the service and how much it has helped you take full reins of your files for collaboration and syncing. This is a sure-fire way of making your friends click on the link and find out just what you’re raving about.
Another way of extending your storage space is by simply going through the ‘setting up’ process in the Dropbox web site. There is a ‘Getting Started’ tab that you will see when you log into Dropbox. By completing the five step process, Dropbox will award you with 250MB of additional space. Don’t worry, the five steps that you need to do are very easy.
You can also add the link to your Twitter or Facebook posts. Dropbox will give you up to 768MB of additional space by simply fulfilling a number of tasks that are specifically geared towards social media. Things like connecting your Twitter and Facebook accounts to your Dropbox account or following the Dropbox Twitter page will already net you additional space.
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