Dropbox has been a great quiet assistant to many users for quite a while. One can access important documents from anywhere in the world, share files with other people, and backup photos automatically. Dropbox is really an indispensable tool.
So let's see how much free space on Dropbox you are getting when you are just starting out. At first everyone gets a standard 2GB of free Dropbox space, which quickly becomes not enough if you want to store more than just a couple of files and images. Good news is there are several easy ways to get free Dropbox space and extend it for 2 more GB in just several minutes.
To get more free space on Dropbox after you have created an account and downloaded the desktop app perform the following:
- Complete the “Get Started” tour – get 250MB;
- Connect it through your Facebook – get 125MB;
- Connect it through your Twitter – get 125MB;
- Follow Dropbox on Twitter – get 125MB;
- Spread the @Dropbox love with a tweet – get 125MB;
- Download the Dropbox app for iOS or Android and complete the mobile “Get Started” tour.
In order to gain even more space on Dropbox you can work on several other methods: you can share Dropbox with your friends (up to 32 people) with your unique link and get an extra 500MB for each friend who signs up and installs Dropbox; you can also simply install the Mailbox app for iOS or Android, link your Dropbox account with it and get 1GB of Dropbox free space; from time to time Dropbox launches different challenges for its users, where you can get quite some Dropbox space for free. These promos are usually announced on Dropbox blog, so be sure to follow.
And the last but not least, you can always go ahead and upgrade your Dropbox account to a Plus. Not a free option, but gives you 1TB of Dropbox space.
Once you've gained enough of Dropbox space (is there ever enough of something?) you may need an answer to the question: "How to use Dropbox on Mac?" or "Where does one get Dropbox app for Mac?".
We happen to know a lovely client for Dropbox for Mac – CloudMounter
With CloudMounter app you can easily mount Dropbox as a Mac disk, as many accounts as you may have, and manage them uber conveniently in your Finder. You can download, upload, and edit your Dropbox files right there. CloudMounter helps you kill two birds with one stone as additionally to being able to work with Dropbox in Finder it also saves your Mac disk space as it doesn't require you to save any Dropbox files on your computer while working with them. Everything stays in the cloud while you are working with your documents as if they were on the hard drive.
CloudMounter integrates its forces with Finder as smoothly as can be providing you with much needed security. Your Dropbox login information is not stored in CloudMounter and is used only for Dropbox through encrypted channels. At the same time you have a possibility to encrypt all data you store in your Dropbox account with a high-level security methods offered by CloudMounter.
An alternative Dropbox app for Mac
Commander One is more of a standalone file manager where you can map your Dropbox accounts. What makes it different from CloudMounter is that this file manager is a dual-panel app that lets you work with your online files even more conveniently than Finder thanks to its two panels with unlimited tabs in each.
Version 3.4.546 (7th Sep, 2018) Release notes