Dropbox is a web-based cloud storage system that simplifies millions of people’s lives by letting them bring their docs, photos, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Dropbox client works on Windows, Mac, Linux, and mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry and Kindle Fire). With Dropbox a copy of your files are stored on Dropbox’s secure servers, this lets you access them from anywhere on any computer or mobile device. And with only a few clicks, you can Share these files to your friend. With Dropbox, file syncing has never been easier!
A free Dropbox account gives you 2 GB of storage which is good enough for most people. Pro versions for 100, 200 and 500GB for only $9.99, 19.99 and $49.99 (respectively) per month. Dropbox also offer referral incentives for free memory upgrades: invite friends and get 500MB extra storage for every friend of yours who signs up (up to a limit of 16 GB)! Today the company announced a new way to get an even bigger boost to your storage limit: The Great Dropbox Space Race program. By signing up this program you earn 3 GB of space for two years, and by referring fellow classmates and friends, students and professors you can earn additional up to 22 GB of free Dropbox space for two years (up to 25 GB free space in total)!
How Dropbox Space Race works
In short, Dropbox Space Race is all about accumulating as many points as possible to help your school surpass one of the three thresholds, and then receive additional storage space in your Dropbox:
Passing Threshold One 5 GB
Passing Threshold Two 7 GB
Passing Threshold Three 10 GB
Dropbox will set different thresholds for every participating school. Earn points by referring your classmates, friends, and professors to Dropbox (they just need to sign in with their school email and install Dropbox if they haven’t already), and by getting them to complete the “Get Started guide”. As you and your classmates earn more points, everyone from your school registered for Space Race will get more free space. Cosmic.
You must register for Space Race with an eligible school email address (if you have an existing Dropbox account you can still join)!
If you’ve signed up for Dropbox with a non-school email, no problem! You can verify your school account on the Space Race page.
Just for signing up and installing Dropbox (if you haven’t already), you earn 3 GB of space for two years
Your school gets one point for each person who registers for Space Race and installs Dropbox (if they haven’t already)
Your school gets two points for each person that goes through the “Get Started” guide
The more people who sign up, the faster your school moves through levels and each level equals more space, up to 25 GB for two years
In addition to earning points, you’ll still get the normal 500 MB bonus for each referral.
Sign up for the Program by visiting www.dropbox.com/spacerace; Check out the Terms and Conditions for more details on eligibility. Dropbox Space Race Program is valid from October 15, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Pacific Time (“PT”) to December 10, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. PT.