Dropbox offers extra free 1GB of cloud storage to social networkers

Dropbox is currently offering an extra 1GB of space to Facebook and Twitter users. 

Dropbox is a web-based cloud storage system. The client works on Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone and iPad devices and allows users to store and synchronise data across multiple devices. Dropbox gives users 2GB of free cloud storage space, with extra space available for a fee. Users can also gain up to 8GB of additional free space by referring other people to the service. When you load Dropbox onto a computer or mobile device, the data you put in it will be synced across all locations, in addition to the Dropbox servers. This makes it an ideal solution for backing up important data, and keeping yourself organized across multiple locations. Should a user accidentally delete or overwrite a file, it can still be retrieved within 30 days via the Dropbox website.

Theoretically, users can now obtain up to 11GB of storage at no cost. Dropbox also offers a number of paid for options including 50GB for $9.99 a month or 100GB for $19.99 a month. To sign-up for the extra 1GB of space users simply need to link their Twitter and Facebook accounts to Dropbox. Facebook and Twitter users then need to send a message recommending Dropbox and their accounts will be updated with the extra space.

Visit dropbox.com/free to claim your extra 1GB of free space.

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I now have 54gb...all for free. 50gb given for being a beta tester and 4gb for various refferals and promos etc Love you Dropbox

I did everything and got the 768MB. Then I went to my Facebook account and removed the "Dropbox Application" in my privacy settings.

I think the thing that's confusing people as to how much extra space you get is that some folks have gotten the 256MB bonus space from doing the Getting Started page and some haven't.

For instance: I've completed the Getting Started page, https://www.dropbox.com/gs, I've completed everything on the https://www.dropbox.com/free page, and I've referred one friend for a total of 3.25GB. I don't have my account linked to a .edu E-mail.

JonnyPickel said,
I think the thing that's confusing people as to how much extra space you get is that some folks have gotten the 256MB bonus space from doing the Getting Started page and some haven't.

For instance: I've completed the Getting Started page, https://www.dropbox.com/gs, I've completed everything on the https://www.dropbox.com/free page, and I've referred one friend for a total of 3.25GB. I don't have my account linked to a .edu E-mail.

Same here

How many people do you have to refer to get the 8GB extra? Windows Live Mesh gives you 5GB straight away, for free; plus, Windows Live Mesh integrates tightly with Windows, Windows Live ID and other Microsoft software (Office and Internet Explorer).

Calum said,
How many people do you have to refer to get the 8GB extra? Windows Live Mesh gives you 5GB straight away, for free; plus, Windows Live Mesh integrates tightly with Windows, Windows Live ID and other Microsoft software (Office and Internet Explorer).

Yep, but Dropbox is cross platform, so it's the choice for people that uses different OSs

Calum said,
How many people do you have to refer to get the 8GB extra? Windows Live Mesh gives you 5GB straight away, for free; plus, Windows Live Mesh integrates tightly with Windows, Windows Live ID and other Microsoft software (Office and Internet Explorer).

Yep, but Dropbox is cross platform, so it's the choice for people that uses different OSs

Calum said,
How many people do you have to refer to get the 8GB extra? Windows Live Mesh gives you 5GB straight away, for free; plus, Windows Live Mesh integrates tightly with Windows, Windows Live ID and other Microsoft software (Office and Internet Explorer).

Yep, but Dropbox is cross platform, so it's the choice for people that uses different OSs

Yeah, the referring bit is quite a nuisance. You actually have to get 33 people to use it to get 8GB. Sounds relatively easy, but it is not. Most people already have Dropbox accounts. At least almost everyone I know already had one.

The Dark Knight said,
Yeah, the referring bit is quite a nuisance. You actually have to get 33 people to use it to get 8GB. Sounds relatively easy, but it is not. Most people already have Dropbox accounts. At least almost everyone I know already had one.

You can get 500MB per referral when you have a registered .edu email attached to your Dropbox account. Although.. hah, it's still roughly 33 people to hit your new 16GB cap.

If you do have an edu, you can register it here: https://www.dropbox.com/edu.

The Dark Knight said,
Yeah, the referring bit is quite a nuisance. You actually have to get 33 people to use it to get 8GB. Sounds relatively easy, but it is not. Most people already have Dropbox accounts. At least almost everyone I know already had one.

create a virtual machine (virtualbox for example) then install windows.
create a email account and use it as referral.
install in the virtual machine
rinse and repeat.

Calum said,
Windows Live Mesh gives you 5GB straight away, for free; plus, Windows Live Mesh integrates tightly with Windows, Windows Live ID and other Microsoft software (Office and Internet Explorer).

Sorry but Drop Box is on Android. Last time I checked, Mesh isn't. Maybe it's only available on Windows Phone 7. Sorry. If it's not cross platform, it doesn't exist.

Magallanes said,

create a virtual machine (virtualbox for example) then install windows.
create a email account and use it as referral.
install in the virtual machine
rinse and repeat.

Not quite that easy. It logs the IP addresses also...

Quigley Guy said,

more boxes appear when you leave feedback...
Yea 2 more did...not quite 1GB though but better than nothing

sanctified said,
I did everything but my account is reporting 2.75, not 3.

Said like that, it's as if Dropbox were a game
I just subscribed 2 months ago, and must say I'm pretty surprised by this service... I've always wondered, how do they make money out of that kind of tuff?

And hey, I even have much more than 2.5GB, because I can delete versions, and they'll still be available. These guys have gone crazy!

sanctified said,
I did everything but my account is reporting 2.75, not 3.

I think some people are including referrals in their total. If you have no referrals, then 2.75GB should be what you come out to get. This is what Lifehacker and other sites have said as well. The max you can get through /free is 768MB.

Omen1393 said,
And I still have 25 GB on skydrive.

30 if you include the extra storage for Mesh.


35 if you include both meshes

Err, I only see six different 'challenges' you can finish (each worth 128MB) which brings it to 768MB. Did they limit it to 768MB or should it be 1GB?

Cupcakes said,
Err, I only see six different 'challenges' you can finish (each worth 128MB) which brings it to 768MB. Did they limit it to 768MB or should it be 1GB?

I knew someone would post this.
If you count them up, it equals 768MB of storage, but you actually get 1GB of storage. This was verified through a number of people

Andrew Lyle said,

I knew someone would post this.
If you count them up, it equals 768MB of storage, but you actually get 1GB of storage. This was verified through a number of people

It shows up as .75GB (on top of my current plan) and is listed on other sites (Lifehacker) as 768MB as well.

Cupcakes said,

It shows up as .75GB (on top of my current plan) and is listed on other sites (Lifehacker) as 768MB as well.

Makes me laugh how your angry about this as it is still FREE

Lilrich said,

Makes me laugh how your angry about this as it is still FREE

Makes me laugh that you think one 20x20 'angry' emotion denotes my actual emotion. Troll someone else, thanks

PS - I pay for Dropbox anyway, so.. your post = null.