Dropbox storage up to 25 GB for FREE
Dropbox is a Web-based file hosting service operated by Dropbox, Inc. that uses networked storage to enable users to store and share files and folders with others across the Internet using file synchronization.
There are both free and paid services, each with varying options.
In 2011 Dropbox also announced „Dropbox for Teams”, a Dropbox service focused towards businesses and collaborative teams providing administrative control, central billing etc. Dropbox for Teams is still hosted on the web but has a different pricing model.
In comparison to similar services, Dropbox offers a relatively large number of user clients across a variety of desktop and mobile operating systems. There are a number of versions across many operating systems, including versions for Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, and Linux (official and unofficial),as well as versions for mobile devices, such as Android, Windows Phone 7, iPhone, iPad, WebOS, and BlackBerry, and a web-based client for when no local client is installed. Dropbox uses the freemium financial model and its free service provides 2 GB of free online storage.
Getting maximum free space:
-Sign Up using referral link (+0,25 GB)
-Complete „Getting Started” (+0,25 GB)
-Sharing in Twitter and Facebook (+0,75 GB)
-Get referrals (+8 GB)
-Duplicate referral space with .EDU email (+8 GB)
Max Your Dropbox
Following this step-by-step guide you can raise your Dropbox storage space up to 25 GB for FREE!
How to register Dropbox
Sign up for Dropbox from THIS SAFE LINK and install the software on your computer when prompted. That will start you off with 2.25GB for free as opposed to the 2GB you would get from signing up normally, just for signing up from that link.
During the installation (after signing up from the link above) choose “I already have a Dropbox account” and enter the same information you entered during signup. Then, under “Select your Dropbox size” choose 2GB (free) and you will be credited the additional 0,25GB automatically immediately after installation!
How to install Dropbox
Windows Vista / Windows 7 users – Important
We’ve noticed some problems when installing Dropbox on limited user accounts in Windows Vista/Windows 7. If you run a limited user account, exit Dropbox after the installation (by right clicking on its icon in the system tray) then run the program again. You may need to manually create the program short-cuts too. If you don’t see a Dropbox icon in your system tray, restart your computer. Hint – if you don’t need to enter a password each time you get a Windows User Account Control prompt, then you are not running a limited user account. To install the desktop version of Dropbox, first download the latest version of the software here. Save the file to your desktop or somewhere that you can access it easily. When the download is complete, double click on the file or choose „Open” from your browsers download manager. Windows Vista and Windows 7 users may need to enter their administrator passwords and/or click on continue if prompted to do so by Windows User Account Control.
Click on „Install” and wait a moment while files are copied to your PC.
Select „I already have a Dropbox account” and click „Next”
Complete the fields with the same Email and Password that you registered with previously, and set a „Computer Name” (this is how Dropbox will list your different devices) You can set the Computer Name to anything you like. Usually you would use a name that describes the PC you are currently using. When you are done setting your Log in options, click on „Next”.
Leave selected the „2GB – Free” option and click „Next”
Here you can take a brief tour of Dropbox and see how it works. For this tutorial we clicked on „Skip tour and finish” but feel free to take the tour when installing Dropbox on your machine. When you have finished (or skipped) the tour, a window will appear offering you to create a shortcut on your Desktop, or change the default location for the Dropbox folder. Check/Uncheck those options as you wish and click „Finish”!
Complete „Getting Started” (+0,25 GB)
Go to Getting Started
Dropbox offers an extra +0,25 GB for completing 5 out of 6 Steps:
– To complete N°1, click „Take the Dropbox tour” and keep clicking „Next
At this point, just go back to Getting Started and N°1 should be checked.
– If following this tutorial, N°2 should already be completed.
– To complete N°3, click „Put files in your Dropbox folder”
Click „Choose files” and select any single file (to make things faster, just choose the smallest file you have handy) then click „Start upload”
Go back to Getting Started and N°3 should be completed.
– To complete N°4 just grab another computer and Download Dropbox following the same steps that you already followed under „How to Install Dropbox”
– To complete N°5, follow this official guide:
How do I share folders with other people?
NOTE: If you followed each step so far, you will be awarded with +0,25 GB. If for any reason you couldn’t complete one of these 5 steps above (e.g.: no other computer available to complete step N°4) you can go ahead and complete N°6, which is also needed to earn another 8 GB as it is shown in the „Get referrals” section.
Sharing in Twitter and Facebook (+0,75 GB)
Head over to https://www.dropbox.com/free and follow the instructions for connecting your Dropbox account to Facebook and Twitter. You will have to complete 6 easy steps and you’ll get 128MB for each one, making it a total of 0,75 GB (128 * 6 = 768 MB)
If you have any privacy concern in regards to giving Dropbox access to your Facebook and/or Twitter account, take into consideration that right after you get the free space you can revoke access and erase any posts/tweets and still keep your extra space. If you still don’t like this, just create non-real-name/dummy Facebook and Twitter accounts to apply for the space which shouldn’t take you more than 5 minutes.
Note: It seems that the option „Like Dropbox? Tell your friends on Facebook” is gone now.
According to someone in the Dropbox forums, it was removed since it was against Facebook’s ToS (Terms of Service). So right now only 5 steps (640 MB) can be completed.
Get referrals (+8 GB)
Go to the Referrals Section and choose one of the 2 methods available to start inviting your friends to Dropbox:
1. Share this link on Facebook or Twitter
2. Invite by email
In this way, you can let others know about Dropbox, and you will get +0,25 GB for each person you successfully get to start using Dropbox.
You can get up to 32 referrals in this way, which makes it:
+0,25 GB * 32 = +8 GB
iPad client (free in App Store)
Dropbox has no adds and will not send you spam as other similar services.