Double Your Dropbox Space

Last month I posted about one of my favorite tools Dropbox which allows you to synchronize files between multiple computers and online. Today I found out that Dropbox will double your space if you have an EDU or school email account. I went from 8.25 GB to 16.5 GB in less than a minute by adding my university email account to my existing Dropbox account.

If you already have a Dropbox account just go to and add your school email address.

If you don’t have a Dropbox account what are you waiting for! Use this link to create an account.

Note: Dropbox operates with a pyramid marketing campaign. You earn free space by referring friends to Dropbox. Since my friend Alison told me about this space increase for school email accounts, I’m posting her referral link to say thanks! Of course you can always pay for premium amounts of storage too.

About Lori Reed

Lori Reed, coauthor of Workplace Learning & Leadership: A Handbook for Library and Non-Profit Trainers, is a learning and communication strategist with more than twenty years experience in learning and development. A 2009 Library Journal Mover & Shaker and a 2010 "One to Watch" for paralibrarians, Lori graduated cum laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science in Communication. Lori is a certified Synchronous Learning Expert and a North Carolina Master Trainer and has traveled across North America speaking about libraries and training.


  1. Aw, thanks Lori! This is a great thing to use especially if you’re in school.

  2. Do they really double your total space, or is this only for referrals? According to that page you link to:

    “Dropbox is making the transition back to school easy by giving everyone with an .edu email address double the credit for referrals. That’s 500MB per friend you invite! That goes for everyone you’ve already referred too.”

    Nothing about doubling your total storage.

    • Jeff – Great question. I saw what the site said, but my storage space literally doubled. So not sure exactly what the true answer is but either way it’s a great deal! -Lori


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