Divide for Android integrates Box with version 1.7

Enterproid's Divide app for Android updates to version 1.7, bringing with it cloud integration and more-seamless switching from work tools to personal apps.

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If you find yourself carrying around two separate mobile devices (one for work, the other for personal use), then you probably haven't heard of Enterproid's Divide app for Android.

Known as a solution to the growing BYOD (bring your own device) trend that plagues many a corporate IT department, Divide creates a separate, fully encrypted and password-protected work environment right on your Android device. This means you can securely access your work e-mail, contacts, calendars, and corporate applications, all while keeping your personal life out of your employer's reach.

Today, Enterproid updates Divide for Android to version 1.7, adding a couple of tools to make the work-home switch a little more seamless.

First is a new feature called Divide Files, which takes advantage of Enterproid's partnership with Box to let you access your work files from the cloud. With an active data connection, you'll be able to view, download, or upload these cloud-based files, right from within your Divide work profile. And, of course, if you have a Box account of your own, you can still access it from your device's personal profile as well.

Also with today's update, Enterproid is adding personal apps shortcuts. One of the inconveniences of having two separate mobile device profiles is having to switch back and forth between them to perform quick tasks. With this new feature, you can now place shortcuts to your personal apps on your work profile's home screen. These apps still run in the personal space of your phone, though, so the security of your work data is not compromised.

Divide for Android (download) is available now on Google Play.

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