How to get an extra 10GB of Google Drive space for free

Of course, more is always better, especially when you don't have to pay for it. And Google is now offering exactly that, though there are a couple small catches. Smart fixes for your PC hassles © 1998-2013, IDG Consumer & SMB Visit other IDG sites: More by Rick Broida Contributing Editor Rick Broida writes about business and consumer technology. Ask for help with your PC hassles at [email protected] Sign up to have the Hassle-Free PC newsletter (which is included in the Power Tips newsletter) e-mailed to you each week. The requirement: Install the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS--which, incidentally, is also now free. Then sign into your Google account via that app. Presto! You get another 10GB of gratis storage. What's the catch? First, it won't appear right away; Google says to look for the space increase "in the next few weeks." Second, this isn't a permanent bump, though it is a lengthy one: you get the freebie for the next two years. PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow. Subscribe to the Power Tips Newsletter Discovering space hogs on your hard drive How to get an extra 10GB of Google Drive space for free | PCWorld Eh, no biggie. That's 2015's problem. From now through Sept. 26, you have the opportunity to score an extra 10GB of Google Drive space, no extra charge. View more PCWorld videos » Google gives all comers 15 gigabytes' worth of free storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Plus Photos. Not a bad chunk of space just for having a heartbeat.

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  1. Of course, more is always better, especially when you don't have to pay for it. And Google is now offering exactly that, though there are a couple small catches.
    Smart fixes for your PC hassles
    © 1998-2013, IDG Consumer & SMB

    Visit other IDG sites:
    More by Rick Broida
    Contributing Editor Rick Broida writes about business and consumer technology. Ask for help with your PC hassles at [email protected]. Sign up to have the Hassle-Free PC newsletter (which is included in the Power Tips newsletter) e-mailed to you each week.

    The requirement: Install the new Quickoffice app for Android or iOS--which, incidentally, is also now free. Then sign into your Google account via that app. Presto! You get another 10GB of gratis storage.
    What's the catch? First, it won't appear right away; Google says to look for the space increase "in the next few weeks." Second, this isn't a permanent bump, though it is a lengthy one: you get the freebie for the next two years.
    PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done.

    For more than 20 years, Rick Broida has written about all manner of technology, from Amigas to business servers to PalmPilots. His credits include dozens of books, blogs, and magazines. He sleeps with an iPad under his pillow.

    Subscribe to the Power Tips Newsletter
    Discovering space hogs on your hard drive
    How to get an extra 10GB of Google Drive space for free | PCWorld
    Eh, no biggie. That's 2015's problem.
    From now through Sept. 26, you have the opportunity to score an extra 10GB of Google Drive space, no extra charge.
    View more PCWorld videos »
    Google gives all comers 15 gigabytes' worth of free storage across Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Plus Photos. Not a bad chunk of space just for having a heartbeat.
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