Dropbox now extends free online space to 10 GB!

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  1. doeman macrumors newbie

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    The Dropbox account still comes with 2 GB from start but the bonus space was raised yesterday from 3 GB to 8 GB (totalling 10 GB of free space!).

    * Great for backup.
    * Syncs the files (in a specified folder) between two computers or more.
    * Replaces the need for flash cards as you can reach your account from any computer.
    * Compatible with Mac/PC/Linux and iPhone.

    Ok, enough spamming. If you are interested in signing up the link below will give both you and me 250 MB extra space:
    https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTE3NTY3Mzc5
     
  2. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    I smell an april fools. And a ploy to be referred.
     
  3. doeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Then April fools was this Tuesday. See below for official post from Dropbox on their Facebook page. :)
    http://www.facebook.com/Dropbox
     
  4. belvdr macrumors 603

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  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    True, but their Facebook page seems legit, since it is linked to from their homepage.

    OP, you didn't bother to mention that you only get that added space if you max out your referrals. How convenient.
     
  7. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Right I wasn't saying DB didn't increase size, someone said April Fool's Day was Tuesday. I respectfully disagree.
     
  8. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Oh I see what you're saying. I think that particular reply was meant to state this wasn't an April Fools joke, as this size increase took place on Tuesday.
     
  9. doeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I didn't try to hide it either as I specifically wrote in my first post the increase now was made to the free bonus space. I didn't want to be confusing in trying to explain too much in once sentence.

    Still with its initial 2.5 GB (with the initial referral bonus + the additional "guru" bonus you can achieve by yourself) I think its the best and most convenient FREE backup/sync solution for Mac. Especially since they added the iPhone app. And after you invited your friends and family you get even more space (up to 10.5 GB). Again, for free.

    If somebody favours a different free sync/backup solution Im curious to hear more about it. :)
     
  10. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Fair enough, but you could have mentioned that to obtain this bonus space, you'll need to refer people. Considering you get 250MB per referral, that's 32 referrals, which seems a bit daunting.

    I use JungleDisk coupled with Amazon S3 as it encrypts both the transmission of the data and the data itself.
     
  11. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Beats MobileMe and Apple's lock-in in every way.
     
  12. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Whoa. No offense, but I'm shocked to hear you say that. I agree with you entirely. Choose what is best for you.
     
  13. doeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I'll give it a peek. Dropbox also take use of Amazon S3 by the way. As is Cloud App which should go live (with further details) later today.
     
  14. doeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    In Europe, at least in Scandinavia, MobileMe is really really slow. I'm a subscriber but just to sync my iCal, my bookmarks and being able to use Back to my Mac with my TimeCapsule.

    It seems Apple was to cheap to buy server capacity in Europe as well. I just use it to backup my preferences files.
     
  15. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Why would anyone PAY $100/year just to be a part of Apple's fascist policies?
     
  16. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Nice April Fools day you're having I see. You've taken a total 180 for one day.
     
  17. maflynn Moderator

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    Since my account is still showing my original allotment of 2gb.

    That being the case and a dearth of any real news releases about this. I'm attributing it to april fools day.
     
  18. Razeus macrumors 601

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    I'm still showing my standard free 2GB+.5GB for my referrals. Shens.
     
  19. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    Never before have you bashed Apple.
     
  20. Melrose Suspended

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    Joke posts should be banned from MR. Drivel posts get deleted, these should too.
     
  21. BMJT macrumors regular

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    Amazing News - And True.

    In a desperate hope to increase my limit I will send anyone who successfully signs up via this link: https://www.dropbox.com/referrals/NTIxOTIzMDM5 One whole English pound via PayPal. Who could refuse such an offer?
     
  22. kernkraft macrumors 68020

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    Anakin can be turned. It's actually not so different.
     
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  24. doeman thread starter macrumors newbie

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    CloudApp is online now. A fine little file sharing utility it seems.
     
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