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Dropbox offers an additional 5GB of cloud storage to beta users

By Rick · 16 replies
Feb 3, 2012
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  1. For users willing to be guinea pigs, Dropbox is offering an opportunity to score 5GB of free space through the popular cloud storage service. PCWorld is reporting the 5GB is…

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  2. I ditched Dropbox in favor of Google Docs with Insync. You get 1GB of free space, but then you pay $5 a year for 20 gigs of space, as opposed to Dropbox which will cost you $10/mo for 50gigs. Unlike Dropbox, Google Docs does not use your friends space when you share a folder with them, and you can link directly files even for folders that you have already shared with others.

    Plus, Google Docs gives you better sharing permissions for your files compared to Dropbox.

    Skydrive? Bleh. No thanks. I don't like the way any of Microsoft services look and work.
  3. Arston

    Arston TS Member

    Just something you guys haven't mentioned: if you're a student, you can double the bonus from referals. Currently I'm using a free 18 GB account, cause I popularised dropbox among many friends, most of which are now happy users.
  4. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +429

    Damn, wish I knew that earlier. I'm only at 3GB of space from a couple referrals, but I would have liked them to count for more than 500 megs each.
  5. Friend of mine said the student bonus to referrals works retroactively, to bad I`m not in school anymore.
  6. Ir you already have nearly full space with referals without using your student email? Have no feat, if you upgrade to 500mb per referal-it upgrades all the previous 250mb to 500mb :)
  7. Arston

    Arston TS Member

    Yes, in other words, if you sign/state that you're a student, you'll get the bonus for referrals that you already have 250MB bonus and for future ones as well.
  8. Arston

    Arston TS Member

    :D I guess the previous post had better explanation than my "clarification". Nvm. It doesn't matter if you already have the referrals. You'll get the bonus for each existing AND future referral.
  9. If you put in your edu address it will retroactively make your referrals worth more ^^
  10. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,007   +18

    My class in school has a shared dropbox account where we upload notes and power points and stuff, its pretty useful. It will be nice to increase the space.
  11. I upgraded to the beta and I tried that import pictures/videos thing. It didn't work. Nothing got uploaded but there are definitely pictures and videos on the drive. I already tried taking them out of folders as well. Any info on how it works exactly and what file formats are accepted.
  12. I have my school address with .edu and I haven't been getting 500mb. I have only been getting 250. Is there any way to KNOW that I have a student account?
  13. MrAnderson

    MrAnderson TS Maniac Posts: 488   +10

    Too much work... like a video game with no glory... and I don't have 5G of photos on my PC. If I were snap happy with a DSRL I can see how quickly those could add up... but nope... that hbby is on hold...
  14. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 4,512   +65

    For the desperate, you can copy photos to a USB flash drive and use the Windows autoplay importer on it.

    For the truly desperate, you can just use a handful of photos -- or even wallpapers -- batch resize them, crop, rotate, rename etc.. using something like Irfanview.

    A couple dozen 1080p wallpapers resized to 200MB-300MB each ought to be considerably effective. :)
  15. Arston

    Arston TS Member

  16. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 10,545   +429

    Thanks Arston, I hadn't gotten around to trying to find out where the edu upgrade was. Now I'm up to 4GB. Good thing too because I was at 78% used.
  17. Dropbox is the first to give cloud sync in mobile. But now you can see many such app in market to competes Dropbox. One such app i know is FileReflex to share desktop to cloud

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