Review: Copy now available for Android, 10GB+ of free cloud storage when you sign up a friend


There’s a new kid on the block when it comes to cloud storage. I think just about everyone knows about Dropbox, Google Drive and Amazon Cloud Drive. Well, now it looks like we have a new challenger. They’re called Copy and they’ve recently introduced an Android application into the Play Store. After checking it out, I must say… I’m rather impressed.

Okay, let’s talk about storage first. It’s pretty much a standard to offer 5GB of storage for free upfront. That’s a given. But where Dropbox offers bonus storage for getting friends to sign up (small 500MB increases), Google Drive/the others offer nothing. Copy separates themselves from the competition by offering an additional 5GB for every person you get to sign up, who in turn, gets an additional 5GB for using your link. That’s freakin’ HUGE. That means you’re probably not going to want to sign up on your own — you’re gonna wanna use a friend’s sign up link (just pick a random signup link from our comments section).

Let’s take a look at the Android app. Overall, it’s very clean, very minimal. Stuff stored in the cloud is separated by the tab marked “Contents” (although wouldn’t cloud make more sense?). Clicking onto the tab marked “Upload” will display all the media on your phone, and you can further swipe to the left to access raw files (documents, apps, etc.). Sounds great, right? Not so fast…

What really bugged me is trying to share from the app. It’s easy to open a picture and “copy public link” on your smartphone, but dealing with folders is a whole lot more hassle. To share an entire folder, it’s not as simple as copying a public link (like with photos), you’re only presented with a single way to invite someone to view a folder and it’s by email. I know, it sounds silly to complain about, but I’m constantly uploading pictures of events (birthdays, trips, general adventures) from my camera, it’d be nice to be able to share from the app via SMS, Gtalk, or other messaging services (Twitter even). What’s funny is how easy it is to copy a folder link via the desktop client. I don’t understand why this would be left out of the Android app? Hopefully it can be fixed in an update.

For those that want to back up all their smartphone photos automatically to Copy, there’s that option as well. In fact, I kinda prefer over Dropbox. Where Dropbox will upload every single image — whether it’s a screenshot, download, or picture taken with your camera — Copy will only upload actual pictures taken with your camera (and over WiFi if you should choose), and I like that.

But here’s where the Copy app gets uploading everything else wrong. First, you’re only allowed to upload photos/media/files to the root of your Copy folder. There’s currently no way to choose or create an actual folder to upload your files. This blew my mind. And since all your files will go to the root of your Copy folder, you’ll have a ton of files that need to be placed into a folder and organized. Of course, you can easily do this on the desktop client but batch selecting multiple files and dragging them into the appropriate folder. With the Copy app for Android, there is no way to batch select any files stored in the cloud. Let me clarify: you’ll have to long press each file individually, select “move” and choose the appropriate folder — each, and every, single, time.

In conclusion, it seems Copy is doing a whole lot right and what they don’t, can easily be addressed in a future update. You get a nice chunk of free storage to start out with (really, nobody should start out with anything less than 10GB if everyone is using someone else’s link to sign up), and if you’d pay for additional storage, plans start out at 250GB for $10 a month or $100 a year. Not too bad but I can’t figure out why they wouldn’t offer a 100GB option for half the price? Also, I didn’t talk much about it, but the desktop application for Mac and Windows is top notch and performs well (it’s almost identical to Dropbox’s offering). If you’re looking for a new place to store your virtual boxes of…. comic books, Copy might be the perfect cloud storage for you. As I mentioned before, sign up with the affiliate link below to get an additional 5GB and check out the free app now available in the Google Play Store.

[Sign up for Copy using this link to get 5GB of additional storage (or use a link from someone in the comments) | Google Play Link: Copy]

Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. Oh thank god, I was concerned I wasn’t going to be able to confuse my storage options even further.

    1. This should be fun!

      I hooked Davin up. Help a brotha out, guys. :)

      You can use this link (or any of the others on this page) to sign up and give the user more geebees:

      1. used your link…enjoy the extra 5GB….. here’s mine:

        1. I used yours! Here’s mine! Thank you!

        2. JacKal, I also just used your link, thanks for the 5 GB. :)

          Mine is – thanks to anybody who uses it. :)

      2. I used your link to Thank you. Here is my link

        1. I used yours, danny fitzgerald, thank you.
          And here is mine: <– That link works for more than one referral, by the way. Anyone else, feel free to click too. You'll get the 5GB bonus, and I will too, though some others here can use some click-luvin' also ;-)

          1. Thanks Greg :b
            Here’s mine:

          2. Just used your link, Here is mine.

            Hook me up people. :)

          3. Cheers JustinB, just used yours. Here’s mine…

          4. used yours thanks! here is mine ^_^

          5. Thanks Zero!! Here’s a link:

          6. It wont let me post?

            I used your link, Enjoy that extra 5GB :D

   here is my link. Thanks, this is an awesome idea.

          7. Here’s the link for 5gb extra.

          8. i used yours robert snead. thanks. and here’s mine

          9. I used your link Robert Snead.

            Here´s my link

            and my gratitude if someone use it ;D

      3. I used your link too! Give 5/Get 5!

      4. You must be getting lot’s of storage. Here is my link:

      5. Thanks PhoenixPath. Here is my link:

    2. I hooked you up by using your link. :)

      1. Here is my link for an extra 5GB guys!

    3. Here’s the link for 5gb extra.

    4. Hey I use Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box (because they were offering free storage too) but free is free. And not like you’ll get a chance to get that much storage for free for long. I’ll gladly sign up for another service to get some free storage. I’ll never have to pay any monthly fees this way!

      1. Mega ( (of Kim Dotcom fame)), with 50GB, looks worthwhile just for sharing big files now. Dropbox (and google drive), though, are the best integrated for me for photos and documents and miscellaneous app backups. I love dropbox for this, and maintaining two such cloud accounts gives me double-redundancy with minimal confusion.

        Mega might become well integrated into the app universe too if they run things well. It is slow for me now, though, dunno why . . . I do support Kim Dotcom, and will give him the benefit of my doubt, for now.

        Copy does not fill any void at the moment. I got my 10GB, though, FWIW. (Link posted elsewhere here; I won’t spam you all here.)

        I do think the name was not well chosen. “copy” is a common word associated with almost any cloud service, so just searching for:
        copy cloud
        is going to give a lot of other sites. It is even difficult to remember.
        “cloudcopy” or “origamicopy” (their origami icon) or “oricopy” or something short and unique would have been better.

    5. Who can’t use more storage! Help a bother out! Thanks

    6. This is a easy way to get your storage, use this link and get us both some extra gb’s!

  2. nevermind, i didn’t finish the install. you should get the extra 5 gb soon. thanks

    1. Or me, please! Sign up with

      1. Used you link, jackdubl. Hope someone can return the favor! Thanks!

        1. Just did :) Here’s mine;

          1. thanks. here’s mine :)

          2. I gotcha Martin. Now someone hit me

          3. I got you Jeff. Can someone share the wealth with me as well?

        1. gotcha covered!

          Here’s my link in case anyone makes it all the way down here in the comments ;)

          1. I made it down and I got you covered Patrix. Now, whats the chances of someone getting me…..

  3. Hey Chris, what’s your balance so far? Just gave you another 5Gb…

    1. Holy crap. I’m at 300GB. Wanna give me your link and I’ll embed it and give you some geebee’s?

      1. Nah, I’m okay. You’re gonna own Copy very soon anyways, so I trust you’ll share LOL

      2. Oops, meant for this to go here:

      3. Where you at now chris? Here is mine again my phandroid family:

  4. How about sharing some Copy GB love?

    1. Thanx Ryan, I randomly chose your link.
      Here is another link for a random passerby

  5. Feel free to share those GB.

  6. I’m going to kill my embed link and tell people to randomly hit up the comments. I’m good for now. :)

  7. Spread the love, I need the extra GB:

  8. Hook a brother up…. Thanks!!

  9. I’d appreciate anyone using my link!

    1. Got your back Bro….

      Anyone wanna help?

      1. Used your link Don. For anybody interested here is my referral, go crazy folks!

      2. Hey Dan I used your link, thanks


  11. Welp… Here’s another 5GB link:

  12. Feel free to use my link! I used one of the links below and gave another member an extra 5GB!

    1. ^ I used this one! If somebody would use mine I’d really appreciate it! :D

      1. I used yours, Brad. Please use mine, someone! :)

        1. I used yours. Now someone help a brother out.

    1. Gotcha. Hopefully someone can pay it forward to me as well:

      1. I paid it forward. Hopefully someone will do the same for me:

          1. Thanks for the share! you, sir, are hooked up!!

            here is mine!

          2. Used Yours! Someone want to hook me up?


          3. I did! Will someone continue to pay it forward?


          4. Thanks, Don. Here’s my link


  13. Just for you another 5GB link :

  14. Let’s share an extra 5GB!

  15. I followed RCCola85’s link. Anyone want to help me out click away!


    1. used yours, here is mine if anybody wants to help out:

      1. used bunkhouse96. appreciate a click on mine!

  17. Help a fellow phandroid out!

  18. I used a link here, plesse help me out.

  19. Ok Phandroid fans, I used somebody’s link, now it’s your turn! Use my link please!

    1. I wanted to thank those people that have used my link, and to let all the others know that my link is still here and available for you to click on to get your +5GB of space. :)

  20. I helped out someone here … now you can help me too! Thanks!

  21. Here’s my link!

  22. Hi, I used a link on here. I would be grateful if someone might use mine? Thank You.

  23. Just opened an account from a random link (don’t know which I clicked, :-(); Now, who’s gonna help me, ;-) :

  24. looks promising….hook a brother up:

    awesome concept of paying it forward, love it! you also get 2GB extra if you tweet the sign up.

  25. I really liked their offer!! Really appreciate if someone uses my link to get additional 5GB. Lets both of us to benefit! Plz guys, help your man with this! Thanx in advance to all those who hook me up and even to those who read this and thought of helping someone else. Either way you end up helping someone, thank you for that!! :)

    1. Used link, here is mine

    2. Thanks Abhishek, I used your referral link. Here mine for the next person.

  26. 5 for you…5 for me ….. Thanks for using my link. Have a great day!!

    1. Used your link and hope my link gets some action so thanks in advance:

  27. I used Russell’s link. Please use mine to get your 5Gb. Thanks in advance!:

  28. Paying it forward, here is my link:

  29. Chose one at random, Id like some too please!

  30. Here’s your link for 5gb extra.

    1. used your link. Thanks!

  31. use this one! :)

  32. Hook a brother up!

  33. Hooked Jeff Casey up, please hook me up!!!!

  34. to upload to a folder click into the folder then click the upload tab and everything you click will go to the folder

  35. Somebody gonna get 10GB

  36. help a fellow friend

  37. I signed up under Timothy Lee. Would love a few extra gigs! I will give you free downloads of my band (2 CDs) if you want.

    1. Thanks for the link hope you get the extra gigs…

    2. Hi Kyle,

      Used your link and completed the referral procedure. How can I contact you privately for your music? Thanks.

  38. Hi guys,
    You can use my link too now for extra 5G

    1. used yours Norton. For the other people, here comes the best 10GB of your life when you sign up:

  39. Referral crowd! No luck so far… guess there’s no harm in trying, though:

    Copy is good enough for a newbie, shows lots of potential. Web version might be a bit frustrating for those used to SkyDrive, Box or Drive, though. It is interesting to see a consumer-oriented cloud solution that stresses security and privacy from the start (Barracuda has a reputation to keep) and its potential as a backup solution (“protect” comes before “share” on the slogan, plus the generous space) keeping it all very user-friendly at the same time. Very nice logo/icon too!

  40. If anyone scrolls down this far… Thank you!

  41. Guys please share the blessings.. register under my link, big thanks!!

  42. Here’s another referral link for anyone to use.

    1. Hey bro, I used your link! Thanks!

  43. Hey y’all please help a brotha out! Here’s my link:

  44. Here’s mine – help me out!:

    1. Copied from your ref link. here’s mine. Someone help me out too :)

  45. Help me ans help you, have 5 GB ;-)

  46. Sweet! I love free cloud storage!
    Here’s my referral link in case anyone wants/needs it:

  47. Sign up for @copyapp with this link, and we’ll both get 5 GB of free cloud storage in addition to the usual 5 GB:

  48. Unfortunately the link I tried to use had already been used by someone else. Here’s mine:
    Please let others know when you have used it.

  49. thank you the referral. Here’s mine :D

  50. Hi, if someone did not sign up already, feel free to use my link:

    1. I used yours, clel. Here’s mine for anyone who wants to contribute:

      1. thanks :D

  51. OHHH this is annnnice!

  52. It would be great if some of you used my link, too Thanks!

  53. Next please…

  54. i think this is one of the better cloud apps out on the android market!! :) plus you can get much more storage also! if you want, use my link!!

  55. PLEASE HOOK ME UP!!! Thank you!

  56. Please share the love :-)

  57. You can use this link to register to get free space ->

  58. Shareing the wealth. Great post Phandroid

  59. thanks guys, here is a link

  60. I got mine… get yours, too! Please hit my link:


    here is my link plz use it


  63. I forgot that I had 50GB of storage on Box from that promotion. But more storage to get these huge 1080p videos off my phone would be lovely.

  64. I’m a little late to the party but I used 1 from 2 different people below so here is mine :

    Hopefully Copy can do something to stand out amongst the cloud storage companies.

  65. I used one from the comments….

    here is mine…

  66. Here is mine. I used one from comments.

  67. Copy only gives 5GB free, the other 5GB comes when you refer to someone so… compared to Windows 7GB free without any referrels… Do the math!

    1. Refer 2 people and you’d have 15GB. Do the math! ;)


    Would definitely appreciate any help. Thanks in Advance.

  69. Here’s mine! Cheers!

  70. Sign up with this and be part of the chain reaction:

  71. please please please

  72. I wanted to thank those people that have used my link, and to let all the others know that my link is still here and available for you to click on to get your +5GB of space. :-)

  73. Heres a link if anyone wants to help a brotha out!

  74. I hooked someone up, now I’d appreciate the same.

  75. I Helped Phoenix, Here Is My Link! HELP ME OUT!!

  76. I hooked someone else up. Hook me up!

  77. I would appreciate it if some of you would click on my link to sign up.

  78. Here is a link for anybody who wants an extra 5 GB!

  79. Hey thanks guys. I used this link to sign up.

  80. Hooked you up Kevin… :-)
    Maybe someone will help me out as well ;-)

  81. Better than Drop Box! Copy gives you 5GB and 5GB for referrals!

  82. Thanks for the heads up about the referral proccess, here is my link if anyone wants to help me out

  83. Can anyone help me out – here’s another free 5GB link

  84. just got copy :) please help me out! I will be forever grateful to anyone who uses my link :)

  85. I used someones ref link here, help me out if you want :D

    You start your account with 10gb, I get another 5gb everyone wins :)

  86. Hey if anyone could help me out here’s my copy link:

  87. Help a puppy out and get youself an extra 5GB chunk of CopyCloud!

  88. Help a brotha out!!!

  89. I helped out Michael E. Somebody wana help me out?

    1. I got your back. Now, somebody somebody join with this:

  90. I gave someone on here an extra 5GB !
    Here’s a link to get yours and I’ll get credit as well. Gotta love this while pay-it-forward thing, eh?

  91. Hi – here’s my referral..

    Any additional space will be apprecaiated – thanks !

  92. Hi this is mine pls use it thx ;D

  93. I helped out R Snead… Would someone kindly help me out, by clicking my link?

    Much appreciated :)

  94. I personally have been using Copy for a while now and I am totally hooked! They offer much better features than than most other cloud storage providers.

    For a limited time, if you use the following link to sign up for, you get additional 5GB of free online storage forever, so a total of 10GB!:

  95. Here´s my referal link in case someone need 5 extra gb

  96. Super…, Copy cloud storage offers 5GB for free and 5GB for every referral, here is another referral link you can use…:

  97. Here’s my referral link, and thanks in advance for using it!

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