Dropbox Just Got a Whole Lot Better!


Dropbox Just Increased Your Space!

This isn’t an update to the Dropbox App, but it effects the App and it’s just way too good to not mention! Traditionally Dropbox (the free cloud storage service) provided 2GB of free storage space to anyone that wanted to sign up for a free account. Users could earn additional free storage space by referring friends to the service with a customized link (found on your Dropbox webpage under “Get free space”). For each person that was referred, an additional 250MB of space was awarded to the referrer’s account. Some months ago Dropbox was testing out their new auto photo uploading feature and upped the awarded space to 500MB per referral IF you used the auto photo upload feature. Now to the good part. A couple of days ago Dropbox changed their policy and is now awarding 1GB of FREE space for referrals with no requirements (just like it was originally)!!! The absolute best part, is that they’re “backpaying” everyone for referrals from the past. If you’ve noticed a sudden increase in your storage space, this is why. Drop box is an integral part of my workflow both photographically and just for data storage of important documents. If you don’t already have a Dropbox account, there is no better time than now to sign up for a free one here.  If you don’t know how you would use Dropbox check out Terry’s 5 Ways To Take Advantage of Dropbox here. 

Where to check for your Dropbox allocated space



My buddy David brought it to my attention that the 1GB referral reward is for people with PRO accounts (meaning that you paid for the upgraded space), however after looking into it a little more, they have changed their policy for free users as well. The 500MB reward for referring people used to be only if you were using the auto upload pictures feature. Now it’s  500MB no matter if you’re using that feature or not. Dropbox didn’t spell any of this out in the notifications that they sent out and David had to dive into the help section to find this info. Sorry for the confusion. This is still a great change all of the way around for everyone though! More free space no matter if you’re a free or pro user!



You can get Dropbox for your iPhone from the iTunes store for free here: iTunes

You can get Dropbox for your iPad from the iTunes store for free here: iTunes


Dropbox Update


Dropbox Update

Recently one of my favorite Apps/Programs got a big update. Dropbox has been my favorite cloud based sharing service for some time now. It's FREE (for a 2GB account) and expandable to 100GBs. Sign Up For A Free Account Here.  One thing that I've always wanted though was the ability to upload BULK files instead of one at a time.  You've been able to upload files for a while now, but they were uploaded one at a time which was tedious and time consuming. No more! With the dedicated upload comes the ability to select multiple files for uploading at one time! Another big improvement and welcome addition is the ability to import files from other Apps such as Mail and more! Since Dropbox is a universal binary, these improvements are included for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.


You can get Dropbox for the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch from the iTunes store for free here: iTunes


8 Business Apps That Keeps My World Spinning

In my daily work as a web designer and educator I use a few apps to help me stay in the loop. Whether it is keeping track of projects and billing, doing a presentation or getting files from my local computer, these are some of the apps that I use.

Daylite Touch

Daylite TouchSince I use the Daylite application on the Mac, I use Daylite Touch on my iPhone. This is all project and customer relationship management (CRM) based. Daylite keeps notes and informations on all projects and leads (opportunities) that I have going on and shows me the exact status of them as well as stores tasks and appointments in the Daylite calendar.

The application itself is free from the App Store but requires a Daylite Touch license to work from Marketcircle and requires syncing with the computer application.


PayPalMost payments into my company are done through PayPal and being able to check my account status from anywhere on the iPhone is a big plus for me. Even though I rarely use it for transactions itself, you can both request and send money through the app.

PayPal is available for free on the App Store.



Use Dropbox to share big files

Although I have access to my 20GB of space on my iDisk with my MobileMe account (family pack), it's hard to ignore some of the great FREE alternatives out there. Dropbox is a great service for people that want to share large files. Most email services cap the size of the email that you can send to anywhere between 15-20mb per email on average. While that's probably plenty for your JPG pictures, it's definitely not enough for video files. With Dropbox you signup for a Free account and then you can access up to 2GB's of online space from your computer or your iOS device using their FREE Universal App. Not only can you access your files for sharing, but if they are in a compatible format you can view them right in the App too. So for example, if you upload a PDF you can view that PDF from your device. Many apps offer this type of viewing. What makes Dropbox different is that you can also elect to send someone a LINK to the file so that they can download it from YOUR Dropbox. This way instead of emailing the large file, you're just emailing a link that they can click on to download the file to their computer. This is also a great solution for having an online backup of an important presentation. Since it's also web based you can access your files from any computer on the internet by going to dropbox.com and logging in.

iPhone 4 users can share HD video

It's great that you can shoot 5MP stills and HD video from your iPhone 4. With the Dropbox App you can upload those files directly from your camera roll to your Dropbox account and share them! If you need more than 2GB of space there are paid options starting at $9.99/month. 

Although it's great to be able to send/share files from your camera roll, I would really like to see this App updated with to register itself with the "Open In" command. For example, if I already have a PDF on my device in another App, I'd love to be able to say Open in Dropbox to share that PDF.

You can get Dropbox here from the Dropbox