Get Up To 4.5GB Of Extra Space On Dropbox

You can never have too much Dropbox space. For a limited time, you can grab some additional free space while Dropbox is testing its automatic photo and video uploading feature. In exchange for trying the experimental build, you can get up to 4.5GB of extra space for free.Experimental build 1.3.12 imports photos automatically from cameras, phones, SD cards, and batch uploads and downloads files. The forum post on Dropbox says:

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.

The downloads for Windows, Mac and Linux are only available from the forum post. Note that you're also strongly advised to make a backup of what's in your Dropbox before upgrading to this build (emphasis on the "experimental" wording). When I installed the client, the software automatically detected my SD card and started uploading the photos, which it put into a new "Camera Uploads" folder and my account had the extra 500MB automatically added. Sweet. Now to find some more photos and videos to add...

If you're looking for even more ways to increase your Dropbox storage capacity, there's always our cheapskate's guide to getting free Dropbox space and the Google AdWords method.

Experimental Forum Build 1.3.12 [Dropbox Forum via gHacks]


Comments

    Sooo Awesome.
    tl;dr
    For Mac osx 10.5+ and iPhone Users do the following:
    1. download new client: http://dl-web.dropbox.com/u/17/Dropbox%201.3.12.dmg
    2. open activity monitor and stop Dropbox process.
    3. Open dmg and drag new dropbox app to applications. Replace old version.
    4. Open Dropbox.app again.
    5. Plug in your iPhone and it will ask to auto import photos / videos. click ok, you should get extra data added automatically.

    have fun!

    does this extra space expire after the beta period?

      Pretty obvious if you read the article.

      "During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos."

        How is that at all Obvious? It says they are offering free space, the don't mention if the space will expire. I would like to know as well.

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    Really pleased 3622 files up. 4GB of bonus.
    Recognized TIFF JPEG .Mov & MP4 files.
    Did not recognize .png stills.

    Also renamed the entire library by date of creation! (They did have titles!)

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