Want to grab some additional Dropbox space for free? Dropbox normally provides only 2GB of free storage with its account. Good news is that for a special beta period you can get up to 4.5GB extra space, how? Details after the jump!
Dropbox actually is testing their automatic photo and video uploading feature. The beta testing update will provide you with 500MB of free space when you hit the automatic upload option, then 500MB more each time you hit the limit up to 4.5GB more total.Means, in exchange for trying their experimental build, you can get up to 4.5GB of extra space for free.
Experimental Dropbox build 1.3.12 imports photos, and videos automatically from cameras, phones, and SD cards and the batch uploads and downloads files. The forum post on Dropbox David E says:
Another day another build. We’re trying to snipe all the most common bugs. Keep plugging in those cameras!
During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total. [Update: To clarify, you can get up to 5GB of free space with this feature, if you count the initial 500MB space for the first photo import].”
While the downloads for Windows and Mac OS X are only available from the forum’s post. Dropbox is also running a beta testing of their official Dropbox Android app with other enticing data giveaway, to test the release of an experimental beta Dropbox Android app v2.0.9 that includes a brand new automatic Camera Upload feature.
Its highly advised to make a backup of what’s in your Dropbox before upgrading to its build (beta or experimental). After installation it automatically detects SD cards and starts uploading the photos, videos and puts them into a new “Camera Uploads” folder and the account will be added with extra 500MB automatically.
Note : This import feature doesn’t work on Linux or Mac 10.4. On Windows, you have to enable Autoplay for the feature to work.
The Dropbox Experimental Android Forum Build 2.0.9, to give it its full name, is not in the Android Marketplaceyet. The available options and download links are below, so make sure you go and earn that additional, free storage space.
Download the APK file directly from Dropbox.