Monday, 2 May 2011

Dropbox


I mentioned Dropbox in yesterdays post, but lets go into a little more detail about the service for todays Best Pick, Dropbox is an online storage system allowing you to upload important data to keep 'in the cloud'. A new free account at Dropbox will give a user 2GB of free storage space to upload anything they like. You can actually increase your space up to 8GB by referring friends. There's an easy way to build your account up to this level without really having to refer friends, and I'll explain this shortly.

In order to use the Dropbox service, you will need to download an application, there are versions for all major operating systems and also most modern mobile devices. Dropboxes can be synced and shared across multiple devices allowing you to get your data wherever you are.

So how do you quickly increase your referrals without having to actually refer friends? It's really simple if you're using Gmail as your email provider, Gmail will actually ignore '.'s in an email address, so if your email address is Johnsmith001@gmail.com, emails sent to J.ohnsmith001@gmail.com, Jo.hnsmith001@gmail.com, Joh.nsmith001@gmail.com etc will all end up in your inbox. However, most web services will make a distinction between these variations, so you can sign up to multiple accounts with the same address and obviously refer each of these variations via your own account.

That's all for today, see you next time!

13 comments:

  1. I use it. It's a really good solution!

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  2. i'll gonna use it, thanks!

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  3. useful, gonna download, thanks!

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  4. sound like a good application

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  5. this must be great will check it out

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  6. Why do I not know that about gmail?! Thanks for the useful tip!

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  7. Jesus, space and digital storage has changed so much. I remember when a gig of space meant something... /old

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  8. using it...it can be used i various ways
    http://www.businessinsider.com/dropbox-tips-and-tricks-2011-2#

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