With iCloud for Apple devices now available, the big buzz at the moment is all around cloud storage. This however is not something entirely new and Dropbox have been doing it for a while now.
Dropbox is exactly what is says on the box. You drop something in to pick up at a later date, all in an online storage ‘locker’. Basically it is a cloud storage service, similar to iCloud but with much more flexibility.
What you do is download a Dropbox app for each of your devices – Android, Mac or Windows PC. When you put a file online with Dropbox you can access it from any of your devices.
You get 2GB of storage for free with Dropbox, all you have to do is download the app and register an account. HTC, however, are going one better and have teamed up with Dropbox to bring HTC Android device owners an additional 3GB of cloud storage.
What you need to know is that the Dropbox app is not actually installed on the HTC devices, and what you need to do is manually install the app to get started. After the app is installed you will get your 3GB of cloud storage, however HTC don’t tell you that Dropbox will also give you the 2GB of storage that you get as standard, giving you a total of 5GB of cloud storage to use with your HTC smartphone.
The other thing that that you should check out is that if you refer some friends to Dropbox you can get some extra storage on top, seeing your storage soar to over 11GB for free.
What you must remember is that the free storage from HTC only lasts for one year, and after that point you will drop down to the standard 2GB of free storage.
Either way you don’t need to be envious of all your iPhone-using friends who are using iCloud, as thanks to Dropbox you can tell them you have had a cloud service available for much longer.
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