The Box cloud storage app has received a significant shot of new features today, the most notable being mobile support for Box Notes. Now users don't need to head over to a computer and fire up a web browser to create, view, or edit those portable documents. The editor can handle basic formatting, bullet lists, and the essentials. You also now have the power to make checklists both on the web or within the app.


Users who fire up the new version of the app will see that their 25 most recently opened files are now presented in a single list for easy access. This should cut down on the amount of time spent searching for the same files over and over again.


These features are joined by new options for shared links: in addition to the pre-existing permission level settings, you can now set expiration dates or prevent others from downloading the file from inside the app. The update also adds new languages, enterprise-related changes, and a number of smaller tweaks. Hit up the source links below for the full details.

What's New
* Introducing Box Notes on Android! Including the ability to bold, italic, underline, bullet, number list, indent, outdent, and cut/copy/paste.
* New Recently Opened files list
* New options for shared links: set expiration dates and prevent downloading
* New client settings that admins can control: copy/paste, opening into other apps, and automatic content uploading
* Ability to pull to refresh a folder list
* Ability to delete comments on files
* Box for EMM available upon request

Sources: Box blog [1], [2]

Bertel King, Jr.
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  • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

    Box is the worst cloud service, IMO. Its desktop sync takes ages, the website is damn slow, navigation is clunky... the list goes on.

    • Jack Bauer

      why don't you build your own? We would be glad to give our critics on the same

      • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

        Where do these kind of idiots come from...? Criticize anything and "build your own then". If I could, I would. As a consumer, I have every right to criticize any service that is available to me.

        • Just_Some_Nobody

          Exactly this.

        • Jack Bauer

          you are always so proactive to criticize other's work so i thought your works must be perfect. it was a humble request and you started to show your jean.. typical hypocrite Indian. Living in US but still the same

          • https://play.google.com/store/apps/developer?id=iWizard Bikram Agarwal

            Ahh.. another racist troll. Alrighty then.

          • Jack Bauer

            shame on you. you're a looser always complaining

  • Dropbox employee

    Box is crap

    • Jim Carter


  • Suman Gandham

    Still no camera auto-upload, *sigh*

    At this point I'm ready to start giving Dropbox my money...

  • monkeybutts

    I'll stick to onedrive

    • Spycrosoft

      You...you are joking right?

      Please tell me this was a joke post...


  • fabian

    I have used several and Dropbox and Gdrive is the way to go in my opinion of course.

  • Nathan J

    I like Box. I've kept their app on my phone since I got a 50GB for life account. They used to give them away like candy for signing up. But Box is blocked at work... though, so is Dropbox. (Google Drive isn't. I think OneDrive is.)

    I just tried the note taking app. It's pretty good actually. I would like to use Box more, but ultimately I'll probably stick with Google Drive, Docs, and Sheets. Once I lose my 50GB of Dropbox next year (Galaxy S3 promo, 50GB for 2 years) I'll have to move a lot of stuff out of it, and will probably stop using it altogether. The pinner little 6GB I got (5GB plus I got one referral—I refuse to beg or entrap others) just doesn't measure up. At least I got 25GB with OneDrive and 50GB with Box.