Dropbox is a great application. I use it every day to send files over to people, for working on projects and sharing files across my own devices. I can upload a project file at my villa in Spain and then fly to the UK and it will be on my laptop to continue using. If you haven’t got Dropbox yet you can get it here
One of the problems that I, and possibly you, have come across is running out of space. So here are some things that you can do in just 5 minutes to get more space in Dropbox.
- Complete the “Get Started” tour – 250MB
- Connect your Facebook account – 125MB
- Connect your Twitter account – 125MB
- Follow Dropbox on Twitter – 125MB
- Write a short text why you love Dropbox – 125MB
- Download Mailbox for iOS or Android and connect it with Gmail and Dropbox – 1GB
- Download the Dropbox app for iOS or Android and complete the mobile “Get Started” tour
How To Get EVEN MORE Space On Dropbox
After you have done the initial steps above, there are more ways for you to increase the size of your Dropbox. Some of these are permanent and some have a time limit on them of 1 year. Some of these allow you to get extra Dropbox space more than once. By following these steps below you can keep your Dropbox account spacious instead of feeling cramped up.
You can invite your friends to join Dropbox and receive 500MB for everyone that signs up (up to a maximum of 16GB). Get your friends and family to install it on their computers and boost the size of your Dropbox. Share your link over social media and to your clients.
Install Mailbox for iOS or Android – 1GB
Earlier last year Dropbox acquired Mailbox, which is a simple to use email application. To get your free Gig of Dropbox space simply install the Mailbox app foriOS or Android, link your Dropbox account with the app and wait for the magic to happen.
To make it clear, you don’t really need to use the app. After receiving the extra space you can go on and uninstall the app if you want to.
Use Dropbox on your Samsung or HTC mobile device – up to 48GB
A while back Dropbox made a deal with Samsung and HTC to give anyone purchasing one of their devices an extra 48GB. This lasts for 1 year and you can only use it once. If you already own a Samsung or HTC device and you’ve taken this offer up you can’t use it again on your own account. You can use it for another account though.
Here’s what you can get with the HTC or Samsung promotion:
- 3GB for one year if you have a device with HTC Sense 3.5 or 3.6
- 23GB for two years if your device runs HTC Sense 4.0, Sense 4+ or Sense 5.0
- 48GB for two years if your Samsung device came with a pre-installed Dropbox app
To claim your free space simply complete at least five steps from the Get Started guide if you haven’t done it already. After doing this simply wait for an email saying how much free Dropbox space you’ve earned through this promotion.
Watch out for challenges
These challenges are usually announced on the Dropbox blog so keep an eye out on there.
Attend Dropbox keynotes
Dropbox will also hold keynote speeches that you can attend. One of the presentations gave everyone attending an extra 50GB of space to use. If you see one nearby it could be worth your time to take a look.
Cleaning up your Dropbox
Sometimes you can accumulate things in your Dropbox that had to be in there before but you don’t need as much anymore. Are you making the best use of your Dropbox account by having in there what is currently in there? If you don’t need it within the next couple of weeks then you might be as well to clear it out and save it to your device instead.
If after all of this you still don’t have enough space you can always buy the professional version to get 1TB of space. If you are a heavy user of Dropbox then this could be your best option as you will never get this amount of space for free.