Find out Dropbox's not-really-secret tricks to getting more free space
Dropbox is by far the most popular file sync and cloud storage service. Coming in on 50 million users, it's safe to say that Dropbox has made it big. And, judging by the current growth trend, it's going to get a lot bigger.There are a couple of key factors which would explain why Dropbox is so popular. The first is because it's so simple, just sign up, install the app and you're done, you just use a folder on your computer, like you always have.
The second factor is the social one. Dropbox is no Facebook, but it used a very simple trick to expand its user base, it relied on the users themselves to promote the app to their friends. In return, they got more free storage.
Yet, despite the second factor and because of the first one, many users don't know that they can get more free storage and even if they do, they don't know how.
Well, you're in luck, since Dropbox has decided to create its own comprehensive guide to getting more free space. These things won't come as much of a surprise to most users, but there could be some useful info in here for you.
Take the tour - 250 MBThe simplest way to getting 250 MB of free storage to add to the 2 GB you get by default is simply to complete the Dropbox tour created for new users.
Tell your friends -
The most 'profitable' way to get more free storage is to get your friends to sign up for Dropbox. For each 'contract' you bring in, you get
Become a student - 500 MB per friendOK, there's probably not much you can do about this one, you're either a student or you're not, unless more free Dropbox space motivates you to go back to school.
If you are a student though, with a verified .edu email account, you get 500 MB of bonus storage for each friend you bring in.