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#16 +BudMan

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 15:17

". I would set up virtual machines etc using Linux distros (I guess that'd work?)"

Not going to confirm or deny that ;) But if they catch it, they will remove the extra space. Yes they have to install to PC for it to work, more legit way is to just ask your friends to do it even if they don't understand what it is as a favor to you ;) This is not really cheating, they did install it - even if they don't use it and uninstall it later.

But look into the other methods of getting more space.. I love the quests they do!! Fun time trying to solve the puzzles, but they only run those once a year. keep an eye on their forums for info, etc. Also if you watch their forums and run exp builds they do run specials sometime giving away free space to those that test stuff.

Samsung + Dropbox Samsung promotion (expires 7/19/2014) 7 weeks ago 48 GB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 24 4 months ago 200 MB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 20 4 months ago 175 MB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 18 4 months ago 150 MB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 16 4 months ago 125 MB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 13 4 months ago 125 MB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 9 4 months ago 100 MB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 7 4 months ago 75 MB
Dropquest 2012 Dropquest 2012 step 2 4 months ago 50 MB
Camera Uploads Bonuses for using Camera Uploads 6 months ago 5 GB
Dropquest 2011 Thanks for playing! 1 year ago 1 GB
Simple Tasks Linking with Facebook 7 months ago 125 MB
Simple Tasks Posting <3 to Twitter 7 months ago 125 MB
Simple Tasks Linking with Twitter 7 months ago 125 MB
Simple Tasks Follow @Dropbox on Twitter 7 months ago 125 MB

etc.. etc...

Total space earned 69.35 GB


#17 OP blizeH

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 16:04

Thanks Bud, I've just done some of those and now have just over 8GB! :-) Will keep an eye out for the Dropquests, and try to refer people if possible. Ideally I want around 15GB to allow for extra photos (which I will undoubtably take) and also for the fact that I actually find Dropbox really quite useful. Loving that Samsung promotion by the way, 48GB! Amazing.

#18 +BudMan

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 16:08

If you buy or know anyone that buys a htc or samsung you can get it.. My son got the new S3 and he doesn't really use dropbox, so I logged in with my account first and shazam 48GB added, and get to keep like 3GB after the 2 years. Then just remove my account from the phone and he set up his ;)

#19 OP blizeH

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 21:03

My mum's after a new phone... could try to sway her towards Samsung :D

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Posted 11 September 2012 - 21:21

here is the link with info about the space, etc. on the dropbox forums
https://forums.dropb...ic.php?id=63260

#21 OP blizeH

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:08

One thing I have just tried, and _so far_ have been really impressed with, is Picasa - I only installed it last night to help me find duplicates on my machine (though eventually opted for VisiPics thanks to the recommendations on here), but then discovered you can sync all of your folders with Google+, which has unlimited space, and I've literally just grabbed the iPhone app and it's a genuinely fantastic - it almost seems to good to be true though, so I shall continue to build my Dropbox allowance where possible :D

Ah, unfortunately I was right - it was too good to be true! They seem to have *really* strict rules with regards to max picture size when uploading, so I hit the 1GB limit really quickly.

I've managed to get my Dropbox limit to just 10GB now, not quite enough but almost there, but annoyingly Dropbox feels *really* clunky and slow compared to the Google+ interface now...

#22 ccoltmanm

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:26

skydrive.com

#23 Shadrack

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:40

The cloud based storage mentioned (like Dropbox) is definitely the way to go.

iCloud is definitely not the way to go for this. iCloud is good for some stuff, but not for files and photos.

#24 Beyond Godlike

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Posted 13 September 2012 - 21:42

FreeFileSync is good and open source.

Dropbox for cloud. Use the modified android App to get the 50 gigs for free.

#25 ultimate99

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:17

^ yeah synctoy going to work great on the macbook and ipad and iphone :rolleyes:

How long have you been using dropbox? Have you played the last 2 dropquests? That would of been 2GB, did you do the beta for uploading movies/photos - that was like 5GB I think, maybe 3 after first testers. You can get extra space for tie to twitter and fb, then you can just remove the ties.

They give you 500GB for referrals now.. Its pretty easy to get +10GB to be honest.


Where, what's that?

also, FB and twitter will give you only 125mb. :/

#26 ultimate99

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 10:23

FreeFileSync is good and open source.

Dropbox for cloud. Use the modified android App to get the 50 gigs for free.


where's that?

#27 +BudMan

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 11:35

The modified app has been found out and is cheating and you wont get the space.. Yeah twitter and fb give you like 125MB, it adds up thats 250 togther ;)

Simple Tasks Linking with Facebook 7 months ago 125 MB
Simple Tasks Posting <3 to Twitter 7 months ago 125 MB
Simple Tasks Linking with Twitter 7 months ago 125 MB

thats 625 for 2 seconds of click, and then can just delete the associations and tweet, etc.

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:00

Total space earned 69.35 GB


There's me thinking I had a lot with 28 gigs! although 3gigs of that is from some old HTC promo so i only really have 25gigs... still no where near using it all.

#29 +BudMan

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Posted 14 September 2012 - 12:23

Mine will drop in a couple of years too, they give you that 48GB, but its kind of pointless really, wasn't using the space I had before ;) currently using 2.7% of my total space..