Earn 1GB Of Free Dropbox Storage Just By Linking It To Mailbox [How-To]

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One of the brilliant ways in which Dropbox sort of ingratiates itself to users is the way it hands out extra storage for various tasks. For example, you might get extra Dropbox storage by allowing Dropbox to automatically upload your iPhone photo roll to their servers, or by recommending a new user.

Technically, Dropbox could pretty easily just give everyone a massive amount of storage — say, 100GB — and not impact their business model much (this is the strategy Flickr uses), the gaming aspect of Dropbox is part of its charm. It’s more fun to earn more storage than to simply have storage.

So here’s a nice trick on earning your next Dropbox level up. You can easily add 1GB to your Dropbox account just by linking it to the popular email app, Mailbox.

The Next Web shows us how to pull off this neat little trick:

We’re told that once Mailbox’s iOS app is installed, just go to the Settings menu, tap on “Dropbox”, add your account information, and voilà! you now have more space to store photos, files, music, and movies. Don’t worry if you’ve already connected the two services together — just unlink them and reconnect again to pick up the 1GB.

As you might remember, Dropbox acquired Mailbox back in March after the app was met with widely positive reviews, so this sort of integration / perk makes sense in the scheme of the greater Dropbox/Mailbox ecosystem. So don’t feel bad exploiting it for an extra gigabyte.

Don’t have a Dropbox account? It’s free. Sign up here.

  • fotoroberto1

    I’m using a “Copy” cloud storage service. It is similar to Dropbox, but it gives you a free 15GB instead of only few offered by Dropbox.
    There are also apps for every platform around and it has better bandwidth menagement than Dropbox.
    I use this service for private and business stuff as well, and it works, additional GB are must…
    Here you have a referral for additional free 5GB, so you’ll have 20GB for free.

    https://copy.com?r=vbQ8Cb

    Thanks for using my referral, cause I also get a 5GB… ;)

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