Dropbox is a super interesting cloud solution for those who often share heavy documents with collaborators, clients and coworkers. And since you always upload large content, Dropbox's capacity is often too limited . As soon as you register for this tool, you will have 2 GB of free space at your disposal . This will help you to start and especially if you are one of those who only share files occasionally. However, if you are one of those who save almost all their files in the cloud and transfer them to other people practically every day, you have to look at the possibility of getting more space.
There is an option that is the simplest, pay . Dropbox offers you the ability to upgrade from the free plan to a Dropbox Pro account . You will go from having 2 GB to 1 TB (which is not little) and you will have to pay, yes, 10 euros per month or 100 euros, if you sign up for the annual modality. But what if you could get more space without going through the checkout? Dropbox also allows users the ability to get more free space. We tell you how.
How to get more free space on your Dropbox account
The first thing you can do is recommend Dropbox to your friends. Keep in mind that sharing a single folder is not valid. In total, you can get to get 16 GB of extra space. What you have to do is go to the invitation page that Dropbox has enabled and enter the email addresses of your friends (one by one). But that is not enough. If you get your friends to sign up and install Dropbox, you will get an extra 500 MB and your friend will too. But only in that case. If you are not sure how to get started, follow these steps:
1. Send the invitation through the Dropbox page . All you have to do is enter the full email address and hit the send button. This is the simplest way, but you can also do it through Gmail , by copying the link or sharing through Facebook .
2. Your friend will also have to install the Dropbox desktop application and log in from it, with their email and password.
3. Finally, you will need to verify your address (you will receive an email with a link in your mailbox).
We have already indicated that free accounts will receive an extra 500 MB for each recommendation, up to a maximum of 16 GB. However, if you have a paid account (Pro) and want to get even more extra space, you will receive 1 GB for each recommendation and you can go up to 32 GB .
Another way to get more space
There is another system with which you can expand the available space of your Dropbox account . It is about you completing different steps proposed by the service. If you do, you can get an extra 250 MB . You will have to access the Dropbox page and carry out the following actions: Take the guided tour of Dropbox, Install Dropbox on your computer, Put files in your Dropbox folder, Install Dropbox on other computers that you normally use, Share a folder with your friends or colleagues, Invite some of your friends to join Dropbox and Install Dropbox on your mobile devices . You can do it all, but Dropboxit only requires you to complete five of these steps. When you are done, you will receive the reward.