I started usingseveral years ago at Thomas’ recommendation. At the time, I didn’t think I’d be using it for that much, so the 500MB that came in the free account seemed just right. I even managed to pick up some additional free storage space, because I did things like tweet about it, connect it to my Facebook account, and upload some photos.
And then one day, I realized that I was using my Dropbox account in new ways I had never expected to: I was sharing folders with collaborators, uploading all of my family pictures and genealogy files, uploading business documents, accessing all of my files from my iPhone, Nokia Lumia 900, MacBook air, iMac, iPad, and any other device I happened to be testing. I even set my Neat Receipts ScanDesk to upload directly to my Dropbox folder, which meant I could access everything I’d scanned from any computer.
Without me realizing it, Dropbox had gone from being a convenience to being a necessity. I reluctantly updated to the 50GB plan at $99 year. With all the free memory I’d got from jumping through a few Dropbox hoops, I had 53.4GB. I figured there was no way I would ever use it all.
Boy was I wrong.
This morning, there was a little red “x” over the Dropbox icon in my computer’s menu bar. When I clicked on the icon, I saw …
That meant I had a choice. Either start deleting files, or upgrade to the Pro 100GB plan.
It wasn’t much of a debate.
Even though 103.9GB seems like an impossibly huge amount of space that I will never fill, I know I’m only fooling myself if I believe it. The problem is that they don’t really have any non-business plans that go larger.
So here is my request …
Dropbox will give me 1GB extra storage for every referral I send them. The people I refer will get a free 500MB Dropbox account — just like the one I originally started out with. Would you mind signing up for a free Dropbox account by clicking this link? Each one of you who does will be adding an additional 1GB to my account (with a limit of 32), and that will buy me a bit more time before I either have to figure out a new way to store all of my data in the cloud, or Dropbox figures out another level of service for people like me.
Pretty Please? =)
Please remember that you have to actually install the program for me to get credit. There are a couple of you who have joined, but that one little step still must be done. Thank you so much for helping me out! =)
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