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[tech]I think in my previous articles, Backup up your cell phone in three easy steps and Dropbox or Copy, I might have given people the impression that the Copy was ONLY for backing up your cell phone pics. That is actually just an awesome benefit of the copy service, where it really shines is when you install it on your computer or laptop and use it as a ton of FREE online Cloud storage.

After signing up for the copy service (remember click this link and you get an EXTRA 5 GIGS totally free for a total of 20 GIGS!) Sure, you can (and should) install it on your android or apple phone, but definitely install it on your computer too. It simply creates an extra folder on your computer called “Copy” (imagine that). Then, whatever files or folders you put in that “copy” folder is “mirrored” to the cloud. Now, notice I said “mirrored”, that is very important because if you delete the file from your computer, it deletes it from your copy account online too. So that is why it is NOT a true backup service (no cloud storage used in this way EVER is a backup). Think of it as a duplicate if your computer crashes, but if you delete, rename, or move the file, it will do the same in your cloud storage folder.

Now from any computer connected to the internet, or even your phone, you can browse to that file. Now, if you have it installed on your phone, it will not download a copy of the files to keep it in sync with your cloud storage, which is a good thing since most phones do not have that type of available space but If you install it on your home computer and a laptop, it will download a copy to each computer and keep everything in perfect sync, which is ideal for most of us. Imagine you can now work on a file or edit a photo, rename files, or do whatever on the road and it updates the file on your home computer. No more lost revisions! You can tell it not to do this per folder if you like though, maybe if you have limited space on one of your devices or simply choose not to use this feature.

You should always keep a separate copy of all your important files on another service or external hard drive, that’s the only way to have a true backup, and I recommend at least two other devices. This is a quick way to achieve a partial quick copy though.

Remember if you click the link above or here it will give you an extra 5 Gigs free, I don’t know how long they will have this offer, but why miss out on a total of 20 FREE GIGS! Plus I get 5 Gigs free for referring you, so I certainly appreciate it.

Take care and God Bless.

As a followup to my other post “Dropbox or Copy?” I wanted to show the settings for automatically uploading your pictures to the cloud service Copy (Barracuda Networks).

If you haven’t signed up and installed the app on your phone yet, click here to get your additional 5GB free data for a total of 20GB totally free.

Now after you install the app on your android phone, simply follow the screenshots below to setup automatic uploading. Make sure you verify your email address with the Copy service to get your 5 gigs free!

(you can click images below to see a larger image)

Open Copy App on phone

Open Copy App on phone

Click on Preferences

Click on Preferences

Put a check in each box

Put a check in each box


Want 22.5 Gigs of Free Space with your dropbox account? Its easier then you think, they are giving it away but you need to know the secrets!

First, clicking this DropBox.com link will get you a free 500MB because its a referral, yep that was easy, so you can click that link, sign up and already you will go from the 2 Gigabytes up to 2.5 GB, pretty neat huh. **UPDATE they changed the rules slightly  not a big deal but you need to install the software after you folloe the link. You will be installing the software from THEIR site, not mine, some people thought I was hosting the software, but that wouldnt make sense, you should only download dropbox software from DROPBOX, it is the only way to insure it is legitimate. Its very stable. safe and following these directions is the ONLY way you can obtain the entire 22.5 Gigs, so make sure you sign up AND install the software or you will not get the entire amount of free space thats possible. I get credit too, so please help me out if you can by helping yourself out too.**UPDATE

After you have signed up, dropbox makes it pretty easy to get EVEN MORE space! Here are a few steps.

1. Complete 5 out of the 7 steps in the “getting started with Dropbox” on dropbox. They are simple. Things like “Take the Dropbox tour”, “Install Dropbox on your computer”, “Put files in your dropbox folder”,  “Install Dropbox on other computers you use”, “share a folder”, “invite friends”, and “install on your mobile device”, These are simple, quick little tasks that you can do. Remember you only need to complete 5 of them to earn 250 Megs FREE space!

2. Connect your FaceBook account for another 125 Megabytes FREE!

3. Connect your Twitter account for another 125 Megs FREE!

4. Follow Dropbox on Twitter for an additional 125 MB’s

5. Tell Dropbox why you love them, literally a word or sentence and you get another 125 Megs FREE!

Ok, so if you do all of the above, you will earn an additional of 750 MB’s for a grand total of 3.25 Gigs of Free Cloud Storage, but this is just the beginning, the real free space comes next!

6. Connect your camera to your computer and allow it to sync to dropbox. Just upload 2.5 Gigabytes and you will earn an additional 3 GB’s totally free! You don’t have to keep the pictures in there either, if you remove the pictures from dropbox, you get to keep the free space FOREVER!

So, now you just jumped up to 6.25 Gigabytes of FREE online storage! But wait, there is more!

7. This is the big one, with the Dropbox Free account you currently have, you can earn 16 GB more of totally FREE space by simply referring 32 people to dropbox. Once they signup and install dropbox you will earn 500 Megabytes for each referral!

So that brings your grand total too…drum role please…22.25 Gigs of the best online cloud storage available!

See, told you it was easy! Enjoy!


Get FREE Space!

Get FREE Space!