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Dropbox: Get Up to 3GB Of Free Online Storage By Uploading Photos Through the Dropbox Android App

Dropbox Android App Promotion
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A few weeks ago, Dropbox was testing the beta version of their automatic photo/video upload feature for desktop and offering free storage to anyone who tried it out. Today, they launched the latest version of their Android app, which automatically uploads your photos and videos to Dropbox (using Wi-Fi or your data plan).

To encourage users to test out the new app features, they are giving extra Dropbox storage space to those who try out the automatic photo/video upload features in the app. On your first photo upload, you will get 500MB of extra storage added to your account. As you continue uploading images/video through the app, more free storage will be added to your account in 500MB increments, up to a total of 3GB.

If you took advantage of the desktop automatic photo/video upload freebie, you will keep the extra storage space you earned, but you can only earn up to a total of 5GB of extra storage. Although this offer is for Android users only, an iPhone version of the app update is reportedly on the way.

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    • Brettimus
    • can anyone confirm that the 5gb beta testers cant get the additional 3gb?
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    • RuLa Of Da WoRlD
    • can anyone confirm that the 5gb beta testers cant get the additional 3gb?
      I already did the 5GB offer and ended up getting 500 MB bonus from this and that's it.
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    • Kaitlyn
    • If you can get the other 3gb that would be sweet! Too bad I don't have an android phone
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    • bylo
    • I already did the 5GB offer and ended up getting 500 MB bonus from this and that's it.
      Could please explain what you did, i.e. what steps you took. I uploaded some photos but got no extra credit. Thanks.
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    • movieking
    • So if I signed up for Dropbox a while ago, and now do this, what is the max space I can get? It is 3GB total? Is it 3GB plus the 2GB I started with (I think that it was 2GB)?
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    • Kaitlyn
    • So if I signed up for Dropbox a while ago, and now do this, what is the max space I can get? It is 3GB total? Is it 3GB plus the 2GB I started with (I think that it was 2GB)?
      It's [whatever space you have] + 3gb
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    • c3apollyon
    • I earned the initial 500MB - how much do you have to upload to get more credit? 500MB?
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    • movieking
    • I earned the initial 500MB - how much do you have to upload to get more credit? 500MB?
      Wondering the same thing. I did get some free space, but I have 3GB, and almost have it all used. I guess I can delete and upload other stuff and hope to get more space?
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    • konfusion666
    • Wondering the same thing. I did get some free space, but I have 3GB, and almost have it all used. I guess I can delete and upload other stuff and hope to get more space?
      After you upload stuff, and after it gets synched onto the Dropbox system, you can delete that stuff... and upload more.
      Dropbox doesn't seem to care if you KEEP whatever you've uploaded.

      However it does seem to keep track of unique files. So if you only have 500MB of photos you can't just keep uploading and deleting and re-uploading those files - won't work.
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    • marcopolo85
    • What's the difference between dropbox and box.com that's gives you 50 gigs online storage? Isn't box.com the better cloud storage of the two? Then again doesn't really matter since they both free...
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    • Kasakato
    • What's the difference between dropbox and box.com that's gives you 50 gigs online storage? Isn't box.com the better deal?
      File size limits and API integration with Dropbox are superior.
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    • marcopolo85
    • File size limits and API integration with Dropbox are superior.
      Ah ok
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    • bylo
    • File size limits and API integration with Dropbox are superior.
      One example: Dropbox looks to Windows like an external drive, say drive X. All your applications, including Windows Explorer, can access your Dropbox and the folders within it as if it was a network drive (which it is, of course, only not your network.)

      With Box you have to manually drag and drop files between your PC and their web page. That's hardly convenient. It's not much better than FTP.

      I use Dropbox for its convenience to do frequent updates and Box as an FTP alternative for larger, less frequent stuff.

      The integration in Android with Dropbox and Box are about the same, although Dropbox's new photo/video upload feature is better for doing that stuff.
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    • drhorrible
    • Holyyy...how did you manage to get upto 24GB....isnt the referral bonus capped at 8GB? Did you have access to an .edu email?
      Yeah, .edu email, so 16GB of referrals, plus 5GB for photo uploads, 1GB or so for doing the various signup stuff, and 2GB base is 24GB.
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    • addicted2it
    • Yeah, .edu email, so 16GB of referrals, plus 5GB for photo uploads, 1GB or so for doing the various signup stuff, and 2GB base is 24GB.
      Sweeet Wish I had access to a edu mail

      I read through the lifehacker page and will be trying the google adword trick soon...Thanks for the link
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    • konfusion666
    • One example: Dropbox looks to Windows like an external drive, say drive X. All your applications, including Windows Explorer, can access your Dropbox and the folders within it as if it was a network drive (which it is, of course, only not your network.)
      Yes, with a little tweaking/configuration you can really improve your productivity with Dropbox. It's fantastic.

      i.e. i have about 3 "main computers". 2 at my home, 1 at my parents' house. But only one of them, my first PC, has my "Master" My Documents folder, so i always used to email stuff to myself if I needed to get work done from another location. With Dropbox, most of my MyDocs folders are synchronized so I can get my work done anywhere. It's been a real boon to personal productivity. And if you're worried about security just combine it with TrueCrypt and you're golden.
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    • RAND0M1ZER
    • +1

      My girlfriend and I also have 24gb. The adwords thing worked like a charm. We both had 1 referral before and 30hrs later we were maxed out!

      Also check this out for another 768MB (I don't know if it still works tough)
      http://lifehacker.com/5696036/grab-u...ia-connections
      Wow that was easy, it took me less than a minute to get all 3. Thanks for the link.
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    • goulaobangzi
    • I got the extra 3gb space. Dropbox will email you about this. It says , the additional 3gb only for 12 month. So, still useful, but not like b4 they gave the space 4ever.
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    • konfusion666
    • I got the extra 3gb space. Dropbox will email you about this. It says , the additional 3gb only for 12 month. So, still useful, but not like b4 they gave the space 4ever.
      no, the extra space from the Photo Upload promotion is not temporary, it's lifetime!
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    • divx
    • so this is essentially the same as microsoft mesh (which I use) except you get more space but you need to have an android phone? with microsoft mesh everything is synced so if you have massive amounts of new files it may take awhile. With dropbox do the files sync on local computer or just stored on google server until you access the file? So it will just download the file at time of access?

      BTW how long do we have until FBI raids their servers?
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    • bylo
    • so this is essentially the same as microsoft mesh (which I use) except you get more space but you need to have an android phone?
      They support Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, iStuff, BlackBerry mobile. Does Microsoft do all that?

      BTW how long do we have until FBI raids their servers?
      Probably until the time the Feebs raid Microsoft's servers.

      BTW have you ever heard of encryption?
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    • divx
    • They support Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android, iStuff, BlackBerry mobile. Does Microsoft do all that?


      Probably until the time the Feebs raid Microsoft's servers.

      BTW have you ever heard of encryption?
      so use TrueCrypt in conjunction with dropbox? got it. how can google afford to give out 22GB of free storage?

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