My love for Dropbox is no secret – nor is my feeling that the service is too expensive if you need more than the 2GB provided free of charge (the cheapest paid option is $10/month for 50GB, more than twice the cost of Carbonite’s unlimited storage).
But many users need more than 2GB of storage, though not necessarily the 50GB $10 a month gets ya. So where’s the happy medium?
Until Dropbox wises up and offers a 25GB option for $2 a month, the only way to increase your storage without paying is by taking advantage of the service’s referral system. For every new user you introduce to Dropbox, you’ll get 250MB of additional storage.
So how do you refer people to Dropbox and get the additional 250MB a head? Simple. Just visit this page on the Dropbox web site, sign in and get your referral link. Send it to your friends, post it on Twitter, etc., and enjoy the additional storage. Oh, and anyone who signs up using your referral link will also get the extra space.
If you’re not yet a Dropbox user (um, why?!), please use this link to sign up; we’ll each get more storage!
NOTE: You can only accumulate a total of 3GB of additional storage through the referral system. Disappointing, but understandable. Also, after signing up, the referee will need to download and install the Dropbox application before you’ll receive the extra MBs.
UPDATE: Dropbox now allows you to add up to 8GB of free additional storage through referrals.