Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud storage systems out there. It allows you to store your files online and sync them across different systems using the web interface or client program. New users who sign up for a free account at Dropbox will be given 2 GB of storage space. However, there are ways to upgrade this amount without having to shell out for the paid Pro or Business plans. This guide will show you a few ways to boost your Dropbox capacity without having to go to much effort at all.
One of the most popular methods to increase your storage is through referrals. You can get up to 16 GB additional free space by inviting your friends to join Dropbox. For each one that does, you’ll earn 500 MB (meaning you can refer a total of 32 friends). If you’re a Pro user then you earn 1 GB per referral, for a total of 32 GB. To get the space from the referral you have to send someone your personal link, from which they follow the normal sign up process.
There are a variety of ways to get people to sign up using your link. Your best bet is to try posting it on your social media accounts or emailing your friends. If you target some of your less savvy pals then you’ll have a better chance of connecting with those who don’t already have Dropbox. You could also try posting your link on forums you frequent, but be careful not to cross over into spamming.
Referrals aren’t the only way for you to earn extra space. If you go to your Dropbox account and click ‘Getting Started’, you’ll be offered a variety of simple tasks to complete to earn extra space. You can take the Dropbox tour (which takes mere moments), install Dropbox on your computer (which you’ve probably already done), put files in your Dropbox folder (same with this), install Dropbox on another computer you use, share a folder with someone and install Dropbox on your mobile device (you can remove the app afterwards if you don’t want it). These are all quick, simple and easy steps that will guarantee you some bonus storage.
You can also link your Dropbox account to your Facebook and Twitter accounts. Each of these will give you another 125 MB. If you then go ahead and follow Dropbox on Twitter and then post about Dropbox you’ll also earn 125 MB for each of those. You can always unfollow and delete the tweet as soon as you’ve done it!
Dropbox also sometimes holds special events where they offer extra space. For example, in the past they have held a race between universities. The more students who signed up from your university, the more free space you got. Keep your eye out in case Dropbox holds another similar event, because it’s a good way to rack up a lot of storage space.
Hopefully these tips have helped you increase your Dropbox storage space and saved you upgrading to a paid account.
How to Increase Your Dropbox Storage Space for Free
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