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iOS users: Add 1GB of storage to your Dropbox account for free



Dropbox offers an easy, free way to move files around between multiple computers, phones and tablets. Save something in your Dropbox folder in one place and it's instantly (well, almost instantly) available everywhere else.

Of course, there's a good chance you already know all that — dropbox crossed the 100 million user mark back in November.

At any rate, a gigabyte of free cloud storage for your photos or files is always worth investigating, and discovered "a nice little Easter egg" that requires minimal effort. All you need to do is install Dropbox's Mailbox email client, add a free Gmail account and sync it to your Dropbox account. (If you're an existing Mailbox user and you've already synced it to your Dropbox account, the site says, all you need to do is unlink the services and reconnect them to get your free gig.)

That's it. You ought to be able to get through that in less than five minutes. No further app updates or hassles required. If you have no interest in Mailbox (although it's a nifty little Gmail client), you can go right back to ignoring it and enjoying the extra space in your Dropbox.

[Last modified: Tuesday, August 20, 2013 2:20pm]


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