Dropbox ‘ s acquisition of Mailbox means users can get 1GB more space simply by installing this app on their Android or iOS smartphones. Watch Out for Dropbox Challenges Dropbox often offers some new challenges that you can try out to get more space, e.g. The Samsung challenge which fetched the winners 48GB of space. Dropbox is great, but the default free account comes with just 2GB of storage, which isn’t going to last anyone very long. While you may want to upgrade to Dropbox Pro to get 1TB of space, there.
Dropbox is a cloud service designed to enable users to save their data onto the cloud without having to worry about it.
It also gives the flexibility of directly adding files to from your desktop, once you’ve installed its local client. Simply move the files you want to add to Dropbox, to the local Dropbox folder on your computer and the sync process will kick into action at that moment.
However, Dropbox provides only a mere 2GB of space for the overtly popular and free of cost plan, known as Dropbox Basic. Going by today’s standards, this is very little space and can at best be managed only for a short period of time by applying quite conservative usage methods. Even then, a day will come when you will run out of storage and Dropbox will show up the dreaded notification about you getting perilously close to exhausting your storage quota.
For these reasons, we’ve compiled this guide to help you make the most of Dropbox without having to pay even a dime. The following lines will lay out a few hacks which will enable the users to add up a handsome amount of storage space to their Dropbox account.
Tips to Get Free Space from Dropbox
Here are a few tips to help you top up your account with some hefty amount of storage space.
Dropbox More Space Hack
- Complete the Get Started tour (125MB)
- Link your Facebook account (125MB)
- Link your Twitter account (125MB)
- Follow Dropbox on Twitter (125MB)
- Tell people why you love Dropbox by writing a small review (125MB)
Here are a few more tricks that will help you add up more data by spending some more time on a few tasks you can perform.
- Invite your friends to Dropbox
Dropbox rewards you for as many as 32 invitees that actually sign up for the service. For every invitee who sings up, Dropbox Basic users get 500MB added to their account storage quota whereas Dropbox Plus and Dropbox Professional users get 1GB added to their account. This means that you can easily earn yourself a significant amount of storage space just by inviting your friends and getting them to sign up.
- Install Mailbox on Android or iOS
Dropbox‘s acquisition of Mailbox means users can get 1GB more space simply by installing this app on their Android or iOS smartphones.
- Watch Out for Dropbox Challenges
Dropbox often offers some new challenges that you can try out to get more space, e.g. the Samsung challenge which fetched the winners 48GB of space. Follow the Dropbox blog to know about the challenges as and when they are announced.
- Free Up Space by Cleaning Your Dropbox
Free up valuable space in your Dropbox account by simply scanning it for duplicate data. The odds of the creation of duplicate files on your computer are greater than ever before. And these files often get synced to your Dropbox account and eat up storage space for no good.
Clone Files Checker is an amazing software program that helps sweep clean all duplicates from your Dropbox account with great ease. It examines the hash of every single file to determine if it’s a dupe or not.
Simply install the program, launch its Cloud Scan feature and sign into Dropbox. Now you can select all folders which you want to scan for duplicates and then launch the scan. Once the scan is over and corrective action has been taken, your Dropbox account will be a lot cleaner than before.
You may be eligible to redeem promotional storage space on your Dropbox account if you've recently gotten a new device or created an account with one of the following companies:
For detailed steps on redeeming a promotion, or to see specific terms of a promotion, click the name of an organization above.
View your active and expired promotions
To check if you’ve redeemed a promotion or when an active promotion expires:
- Sign in to dropbox.com.
- Click your profile picture (or grey circle) in the upper right corner.
- Click Settings.
- Click the Plan tab.
- Scroll to the Earn more space section to see a list of all redeemed promotions, the amount of extra storage space earned from each, and their expiration dates.
After a promotion expires
When your promotional deal expires, your Dropbox storage space will automatically return to what it was without the promotional space. All your content will remain accessible, even if you’re over your space limit—however, you won’t be able to save new files to Dropbox or make changes to existing files.
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