One of the best ways to save a significant amount of space on your iPad is by using Dropbox to save documents and images to the web instead of leaving them in your iPad’s storage.  In fact, with Dropbox you have access to 2 GB of space for free. You can also earn an additional 250 MB by completing five out of seven steps in the “Getting started” section in your Dropbox account an even get more space by referring friends. If you need more space, you will have to purchase a Pro plan.

Dropbox saves your files on the web; you can access them for your home and work computers as well. You can also share files and folders with friends and coworkers. In this sense, you aren’t only saving space on your iPad; you are also making it more convenient to have access to data when you want it.

When you begin the download process to be able to access Dropbox on your iPad, you can register for an account by clicking on “Sign in” at the Dropbox website, and then choosing “Create an Account”. All you have to do then is add your name, email address and choose a password. The best passwords will include a number and character along with letters and have at least one letter capitalized, but not all of them. Whatever password you choose, store it somewhere secure so you can look it up if you forget it. When you have your account set up, you can install the dropbox app on your iPad.

Once Dropbox is installed, you will be prompted to choose if you want to have all of your photos and videos upload to Dropbox instead of being saved to your iPad. If you aren’t sure, just choose no because you can always change this later. After that, you can start to immediately drag and drop files into your Dropbox account. It helps if you set up separate files in Dropbox to keep these files and folders organized.

You can also add files and folders to your Dropbox account from any computer and those will also show up along with anything you’ve saved from your iPad. You can choose to share all of them, or just some of them. That is another reason why you will want to create folders and files in Dropbox in order to store you data in the most organized way.