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If you use Dropbox, and love free extra space (and who doesn’t), get ready for the 2012 round of Dropquest! In case you missed it last year, Dropquest is a game in which you have to complete a series of riddles, tasks and puzzles, and if you manage to do so, you win a staggering 1GB addition to your Dropbox storage space for life.

This year, Dropquest will launch on May 12, at 10AM PST (17:00 GMT), at which time the official Dropquest 2012 page will become available (if you click it now, you’ll get a 404). According to Dropbox, this year’s quest will be even harder than last year, but there are glorious prizes waiting for those who can complete it first.


Aside from the 1GB of storage awarded to anyone who finishes the quest, Dropbox will also give away a Dropbox employee hoodie, a limited edition Dropbox Hack Week t-shirt, a Dropbox drawing signed by the entire Dropbox team, an invitation to help write the next Dropquest, 100GB/20GB/5GB/2GB extra storage for life, and other goodies. These prizes will go to the chosen few who manage to complete all tasks in the quickest times.

So sharpen your brains, browsers and pencils, and get ready for May 12. Other than the free space, we all need a good challenge every now and then. Good luck!

Source: Dropbox Blog


  1. Lars Shirey
    May 11, 2012 at 12:39 am

    "staggering 1GB" ... really?? ... I'd think at least 1TB before I starting using the Staggering adjective.

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 11, 2012 at 5:49 am

      I don't know Lars, when you get 1GB for free, with all the other different ways you can get free space from Dropbox, it feels pretty staggering to me. :)

      But maybe that's subjective!

      • Lars Shirey
        May 11, 2012 at 6:02 am

        I agree with "subjective" or even "relative".

        In my case, I'm on the 100 Pro plan, have 108+G and have had to transfer files to other storage offerings, spent 10s of hours (translation - unproductive days per mo) in the process to ensure I don't fall under my 80% usage thresh hold.

        I would love to just use one storage vendor (preference at moment is Dropbox) for all my personal/professional needs. With Dropbox I wish they'd just have steup-up offering between the 100 Pro and Teams (100G jumps to 1T with nothing in-between)
        If I'm missing something and at that's always a possibility, let me know ;-)

        • Yaara Lancet
          May 11, 2012 at 6:20 am

          Wow. Yes, I do understand why 1GB doesn't sound like much to you.

          I currently have 4.2GB in my Dropbox and I'm using 40% of it, so for me 1GB is a lot. :)

    • Andrew Hudson
      May 11, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      That's exactly what I was thinking. Staggering would by 1TG minimum. I keep waiting for Dropbox to change it, believing it's a typo.

      • Yaara Lancet
        May 13, 2012 at 6:28 am

        Oh well. :) I guess what's staggering for one person is insignificant to another. I was very happy to get that extra 1GB last night!

  2. Blake Barker
    May 10, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    May I ask you a question? Well for the post, great post! But how can I tell if my Dropbox files are private or not? I like how on Minus for each file it individually says "private" or "public."

    I created a folder (blue folder) called All Files. Are those public? How can I tell?

    • Yaara Lancet
      May 10, 2012 at 5:13 pm

      All folders you create on Dropbox are private. You can invite people to share that folder, or create a link to that folder and share it with anyone you wish, but unless you share it with someone, it's a private folder.

      If you look at the web interface, you'll see that folders you've shared with others are marked as "shared folder", while others are just "folder".

      Hope this helps!

      • Blake Barker
        May 10, 2012 at 5:15 pm

        Wow... thanks for your reply! If only Dropbox was that clear and specific it would be better -- haha.


      • Blake Barker
        May 10, 2012 at 5:24 pm

        Should I use Dropbox or Minus? I'm not even sure right now. I know Minus is better with storage, easier to get 1GB free for each user, but what would you suggest?

        • Yaara Lancet
          May 11, 2012 at 5:50 am

          To be honest, I've never really used Minus seriously. I've checked it out a while ago, but I've never used it day to day or long term.

          I've been using Dropbox for years now and I'm very happy with it. I can't tell you for sure which is better, though, just that I'm happy using Dropbox. :)

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