When you first sign up you are given 2GB of free storage, or course you can pay to have extra storage but Dropbox cleverly give you ways to increase your free storage. I currently have 4.2GB of free storage and I thought it might be helpful to list what you can do to increase your storage.
- The easiest thing to do is refer Dropbox to your friends. For each person to sign up with one of your referrals you get an extra 500MB of space. What’s even nicer is your friend also gets an extra 500MB for using the referral There is a limit of course, you can only gain an extra 16GB of space this way (but that’s still a sizable amount!). You can create a referral link in Dropbox, for example here is my referral link (and I am not exactly expecting many people to use it, but its there if you want to).
- If you activate the ‘camera upload’ feature in Dropbox, you get an extra 3GB of storage. This means that photos are automatically uploaded to your Dropbox folder, but you can always disable it if you need to.
- When you join Dropbox, look at the ‘getting started tab’, if you complete the 5 steps listed (things like ‘take a tour’, ‘upload a file’) you get 250MB of space
There are lots of other things too, but to make your life easier – here is Dropbox’s page explaining it:
(Screenshot from Dropbox.com)