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Giving Dropbox Competitor “Copy” a Try

I've long been a grateful user of Dropbox for keeping files in sync across my computers, but in the spirit of due diligence, I'm giving a new service called “Copy” a try.

One nice feature is that when you share a folder with others, you get “charged” for only part of the space against your quota.... if you share a folder with one other user, you each are charged for half the space actually used. If you share a folder with 10 others, you're each charged with only 10% of the space. That's nice.

If you'd like to give them a try and sign up via their home page, you'll get the standard 15GB of free storage space.

Of course, you know this is coming: if you sign up via this link we both get 5GB extra. ;-)

That's their logo at right, which I like; they explain it on their “About” page.


Comments so far....

Signed up for the free extra storage but I’ve got tons of free storage with Dropbox. Look forward to your impressions.

— comment by Pablo on July 23rd, 2013 at 2:29am JST (1 year, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I was wondering if there’s a limit on how many bonus Gigabytes you can get via referrals or if by now you have collected a few Terabytes of extra storage… =)

Neither. They say there’s no limit, but it’s not like they have to worry about me reaching it. —Jeffrey

— comment by Yaisog Bonegnasher on July 24th, 2013 at 3:30pm JST (1 year, 2 months ago) comment permalink

I signed up too and it’s looks great! The only thing I hope that the desktop app works with deepfreez. Thank you!

— comment by Ralph Gierling on August 2nd, 2013 at 1:34am JST (1 year, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Hi Jeffrey, you’ve got another 5 GB coming your way! How do you like Copy? How does it compare to Dropbox (which most of us have been happily using for a while)?
Glauco

I’ve been traveling since first posting this so I haven’t made great use of it yet, but I’ve distributed some large files with it so far, and it seems fine for that. The biggest issue I’ve run into so far is that file permissions are not preserved. This is a Big Deal if you want to use it for sharing your ~/bin folder among machines (I currently use Dropbox for this). Now that I’m back from my travels, I’ll investigate further…—Jeffrey

— comment by Glauco on August 18th, 2013 at 11:21pm JST (1 year ago) comment permalink
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