Last week we wanted to know how much free space you’ve managed to get on your Dropbox account. Through referrals, games, and various promotions, it seems that most of you did a pretty good job at going over the minimum 2 GB allotted by Dropbox. But if you thought 50 GB was a huge amount of free space to have, you’re in for a surprise.
A total of 1,032 readers voted in this poll. These were the results:
- 1% of you have a paid Dropbox account, while 2% don’t use Dropbox at all. That means 98% of the readers who voted use Dropbox. Impressive.
- 5% have exactly 2GB in Dropbox, meaning they never went for any extra free space at all. Yet.
- 16% of the voters have 2-5 GB, 10.5% have 5-7 GB, and 12.5% have 7-10 GB. Expected higher numbers here? So did I.
- 11% have 10-16 GB, and 14% have 16-30 GB.
- 9% of the voters have 30-50 GB.
- And here’s the shocker: 17% of you have over 50 GB of free space in your Dropbox account! Well done.
Comment Of The Week
Need some inspiration on how to get more free Dropbox space? All of last week’s comments are great for that. But the most interesting one was by Robert from SF, who shared how he managed to get almost 40 GB of free space without ever utilizing a device-activation promotion. Indeed, the way he acquired his free space is unusual among the rest. Also, his workplace blocks Dropbox, which is one of the weirdest blocking decisions I’ve encountered. For this comment, Robert wins a free (and infinitely awesome) MakeUseOf t-shirt:
I have 39.5 gb without any purchases at all.
I was a “charter” member during the beta, so I started with 5 gb. I maxed referrals and used the .edu membership to double that space. I also met a person who worked at Dropbox who gave me a 5 gb free code for some feedback, and went to a Dropbox event and they had a 5gb code there as well. I also completed a few of the contests online, and that’s all I have been able to do (and all for free…no phone purchases, no time limit set on any of it).
But alas, work blocks Dropbox, so I can’t use it there for what I had been using it for, sycning reference files for work (powerpoints, pdfs, excel spreadsheets, etc. as overall reference and templates). They don’t block Skydrive, and I have 25 gb free there (was a previous user grandfather’ed in to the 25 gb free allocation)….so I use that.
But it’s still irks me that I can’t access Dropbox.
I tried to max out on Copy.com’s service, but can’t get the referrals. The number of people available in my circle’s are dried up who don’t have cloud storage, and my Facebook/Twitter requests go unheeded, even for a pity sign-up/install. :(
Have You Upgraded To Windows 8.1?
Ah, Windows 8, the Windows version everyone loves to hate. But if you thought people were mad at Windows 8, just Google “Windows 8.1”. The new upgrade was so problematic, it sprouted articles such as how to upgrade to Windows 8.1 safely and 7 Windows 8.1 upgrading issues and how to fix them. And these were not popular for their nice images.
On the other hand, Windows 8.1 does bring some nice features to the table, and many who have upgraded are happy with it. Have you plunged into the deep waters and upgraded? Or are you still holding back, waiting for things to become more stable?
Perhaps you’re planning to wait until you have no choice? Or choose to stop using Windows rather than upgrade? Maybe you’ve upgraded and you’re actually happy with it? Share all these experiences and thoughts below.