Dropbox has upped the ante for students by offering double the standard referral bonus. If a student invites someone to Dropbox, and that person signs up, then that student will receive a 500MB increase in their Dropbox. If the referral becomes a paying customer, the bonus goes up to 1GB.
To be eligible, the student must use their .edu address of their school. Fortunately, Dropbox recognized the fact that not all schools use .edu addresses so they are listing other domains in their database. If you go to https://www.dropbox.com/edu, you will find the referral form you need to get the extra bonus. If your school happens to not be listed in the Dropbox database don’t fret. If you look down at the bottom of the page for a link that says “If we missed your school, please fill out this form”. When you click this link, a dialog box will come up like the one pictured below.
Today’s Dropbox blog post focuses on how students have used Dropbox to their benefit. Dropbox is quickly being recognized for its ability to make collaboration a breeze. Teachers and students alike are finding more and more uses for it. One teacher on the blog post was quoted as saying “I think attachments are a thing of the past! Dropbox is the future! ” Those are pretty strong words. I do believe that services like Dropbox certainly pick up where the limitations of email attachments leave off.
What about you? Are you a student or a teacher? Can you think of some creative uses for Dropbox? I would love to hear your ideas and comments.