How To Create A Dropbox Account

If being able to store your computer files securely on Dropbox and access them from just about everywhere sounds appealing to you, then the first step is to create an account.  This lesson will show you how to do it.

If you need some tips for preparing to make an account, or directions on how to do other things in Dropbox, our brand ambassador, Abby Stokes, has you covered.  Check out her picture-guided text article or her video lesson on YouTube.

To create a Dropbox account:

  1. Go to in your web browser.

  2. Click Sign Up.

  3. Click in the text boxes that appear and type in your first name, last name, email address, and a password to use.  Also, click the check box highlighted here to mark it and say that you agree to how Dropbox wants you to use their service.  Then click Sign Up again.

  4. Next, you'll be asked to choose a pricing plan for Dropbox.  (See our Dropbox Pricing article for more information about each plan, and what features they each offer.)  For the purposes of this tutorial, we'll assume that you just want the free plan, so click the Continue button underneath "Dropbox Basic".

After this, Dropbox will start the prompt to download the actual program.  (See our How to Install Dropbox for Windows tutorial for specific instructions on how to do it.) 

Other than that, though, your account on Dropbox is all ready to go!