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Box for Android

Editors' Review

by   / May 20, 2014

A popular content-sharing platform used by over 150,000 companies, Box enables you to store documents, spreadsheets, photos, and videos in the cloud and access them from any device as well as share them with your coworkers. While you can use this app as a personal cloud solution, it performs best when used in the workplace.

Pros

10GB free storage: With a free account Box for Android gives you 10GB of storage space and no file size limitation, which is more than what Dropbox or other popular storage services offer. Getting more space is easy and affordable through one of the existing plans -- unlimited storage is available for enterprises.

Intuitive all-round: The app's clean, easy-to-navigate interface facilitates file uploading, previewing, sorting, browsing, and sharing, as well as the saving of files to your device for offline accessing. What's more, you can also quickly perform basic edits on non-PDF documents as well as preview files.

Social features: Apart from conveniently sharing files and folders through links, you can also leave comments on files and invite colleagues to view and edit files. Straightforward and well implemented, these social features reduce the number of work-related emails you have to send on a daily basis.

Cons

Doesn't support folder uploads: Manually selecting what to upload is a tedious affair when you have a folder full of files. Dropbox and other similar apps support folder upload.

Preview quirks: Sometimes the preview takes ages to load, even for relatively small documents. Moreover, you cannot preview videos but have to download them to your device and open them with a media player.

Bottom Line

Although Box for Android could do with some improvements and is not yet as polished as the iOS app, it remains an excellent download for businesses and organizations of all sizes that need to store files online and easily share them internally. If you're just looking for a personal file storage service, however, Dropbox is a better choice, at least until this app starts supporting folder uploads.

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Editors' Review

by   / May 20, 2014

A popular content-sharing platform used by over 150,000 companies, Box enables you to store documents, spreadsheets, photos, and videos in the cloud and access them from any device as well as share them with your coworkers. While you can use this app as a personal cloud solution, it performs best when used in the workplace.

Pros

10GB free storage: With a free account Box for Android gives you 10GB of storage space and no file size limitation, which is more than what Dropbox or other popular storage services offer. Getting more space is easy and affordable through one of the existing plans -- unlimited storage is available for enterprises.

Intuitive all-round: The app's clean, easy-to-navigate interface facilitates file uploading, previewing, sorting, browsing, and sharing, as well as the saving of files to your device for offline accessing. What's more, you can also quickly perform basic edits on non-PDF documents as well as preview files.

Social features: Apart from conveniently sharing files and folders through links, you can also leave comments on files and invite colleagues to view and edit files. Straightforward and well implemented, these social features reduce the number of work-related emails you have to send on a daily basis.

Cons

Doesn't support folder uploads: Manually selecting what to upload is a tedious affair when you have a folder full of files. Dropbox and other similar apps support folder upload.

Preview quirks: Sometimes the preview takes ages to load, even for relatively small documents. Moreover, you cannot preview videos but have to download them to your device and open them with a media player.

Bottom Line

Although Box for Android could do with some improvements and is not yet as polished as the iOS app, it remains an excellent download for businesses and organizations of all sizes that need to store files online and easily share them internally. If you're just looking for a personal file storage service, however, Dropbox is a better choice, at least until this app starts supporting folder uploads.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.4p

Version 1.3.4:- Fixed new user registration problem.Version 1.3.3:- If you open a document from Box in apps such as Quickoffice, changes you make will automatically be uploaded when you hit save.- You can long-press to rename, delete or share files and folders.- You can now sort search results by relevance, name, size and date.- Caching of opened files so you don't have to re-download.- From the file page, you can now move to the next/previous file without going back up to the folder.

General

Publisher Intineo
Publisher web site http://www.intineo.com
Release Date November 29, 2011
Date Added January 04, 2011
Version 1.3.4p

Category

Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android 2.1/2.2
Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.1 and above.

Download Information

File Size 3.38MB
File Name External File

Popularity

Total Downloads 329
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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