Get up to 5GB additional free space at DropBox

According to the dropbox forum, there is a newer software build which offers up to 5GB of free storage for testing it out:

http://forums.dropbox.com/forum-build.php

Another day another build. We’re trying to snipe all the most common bugs. Keep plugging in those cameras!
During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 4.5GB total. [Update: To clarify, you can get up to 5GB of free space with this feature, if you count the initial 500MB space for the first photo import].

1.3.12

  • 500MB of free space on first photo import
  • Cleanup UI in Windows non admin installation.
  • Fix infinite restart of Dropbox when database was corrupted.
  • Fix import error on iPhone with lots and lots of photos.
  • Better Handling of out of quota issues on first photo import.
  • Other small fixes

1.3 Features

  • Importing of photos from cameras, phones, and SD cards.
  • Batch upload/download of files.

Notes:

  • Clients 1.3.5 and earlier had an auto-update bug. Please install this version so that your client will stay up to date!
  • The photo import feature is not available on Mac 10.4 and Linux.
  • For Android devices, it’s best to use “Connect as Disk Drive”. HTC Sync will not work.
  • To import from iPhone, make sure to unlock your phone and enter your passcode before importing, otherwise it will claim to find no photos.
  • If importing from your iPhone on Mac gives an import error, try hard resetting it–hold down the power and the home button for 5 seconds. This will reboot the phone; it shouldn’t change your settings or delete data.
  • On Windows, this feature relies on Autoplay. Please enable Autoplay to use this feature if you have disabled it.
  • On XP and Vista, it relies on the Windows Image Acquisition Service. If this service is not started, please start the service and reinstall Dropbox to use this feature. On WIndows Server, you may have to install the Desktop Experience feature.
  • On Windows 7, newer devices that rely on Device Stage (in the Control Panel) will not show Dropbox as an import option until you select “Change Program” for the default.
  • The Galaxy Nexus takes a lot of time to connect on OS X because it likes to pretend that every image on the device is a photograph. We now estimate how long it’s going to take and show you that in the progress bar but it’s usually in the order of minutes. We’re working to see if this can be improved.

As usual, we strongly recommend making a backup of your Dropbox before upgrading to this build as we’ll need a few weeks to be certain of its stability. We will rapidly release new builds as necessary to snipe the most common issues as they arise.

More information:

Even though the holidays have passed, we’re really stoked to give you guys one more present — a new experimental release! Under the wrapping you’ll find a bunch of new toys, including a brand new Camera Upload feature. Here are the release notes:

• Automatically uploads photos and videos in the background using Wi-Fi or data plan
• 500MB of free space on first photo uploaded automatically
• Upload files of any size (no more 180 MB limit!)
• Support for resuming file uploads when there are network issues
• Various performance improvements & bug fixes

During this beta period, we are also offering additional free space to test automatic uploading of photos and videos. For every 500MB of photos and videos automatically uploaded, you’ll receive another 500MB space bonus, up to 5GB total (including the initial 500MB space).

[Update: this space is not separate from 5GB given for uploading on our desktop clients. Uploading from either desktop clients or Android app will count towards the same 5GB free space.]

Grab the APK directly from here:

http://db.tt/4ZL2gCdt

or scan this QR Code:

http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=8&d=http%3A%2F%2Fdb.tt%2F4ZL2gCdt

Check it out and let us know what you think!

P.S. For any issues you encounter with this build, please reply to this thread so we can help you most quickly!

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