Box

Box

Secure Content and File Sharing. Free Cloud Storage.

4.3/5 (3541 reviews)

Box Overview

What is Box?

Box works in any browser and allows users to easily store and manage all their content online. It also lets users share files instantly and access documents from anywhere. No matter the device, get fast, easy access to documents, project plans, presentations and videos. Always have the latest pitch for customers, on or offline. Box makes it easy for administrators to maintain a central view of all content and users in their account through a powerful admin console.

Box Overview

Pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Starter: €4.50 per user/month
Business: €13.50 per user/month
Enterprise: Contact Box for detailed pricing information.

Box Personal is always free for one user.

Offers a 2 week free trial.


Box Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa
Supported Languages
Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 others, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Screenshots

Box screenshot: Upload or download files and folders, then add tags for simple organization
Box screenshot: Upload or download files and folders, then add tags for simple organization Box screenshot: Track user activity visually from the activity dashboard Box screenshot: Manage access permissions to files Box screenshot: Search files and folders easily online, via desktop or mobile Box screenshot: Access and manage files conveniently in the cloud Box screenshot: Access Box files in custom applications through the Box API navigator

Box Reviews

Box Reviews

Overall rating
4.3
/
5 3541 reviews
Excellent
1835

Very good
1168

Average
395

Poor
89

Terrible
54

Value for Money
4.3
Features
4.3
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.2
85% recommended this app
Joseric M.

Box for personal or office digital storage

Box continues to amaze and survive given the steep competition out there. Its main selling point for us is the boost in confidence as regards its super security features and data loss prevention.


Verified Reviewer

The best library app for manuals, documents and eBooks

My first experience with Box, was personal someone shared me some maintenance tips for my bike, and then she opened the app on her smartphone. She showed me the documents that she had found from different vendors and even some others she made, and then she asked me if she could share them with me.

In a few seconds I opened my account with box, and I was reading the information that she gathered for months. At that moment it hit me that I could use this app, for my working team.


Narasimhan (nari) S.

Excellent enterprise class cloud storage and workflow integration software

Mostly it is a very stable and secure cloud backup tool, great for workflow and content management in groups.


Matthew G.

Preference really depends on how and when you entered the market


Verna B.

Box offers the most professional cloud content storage services.

I have rated it 9 on a scale of 10 because it has efficient working ways and high-end security features for long term backup of our files and data. We have choose this tool because it is quite easy to access and implement in the whole organization. We have really improved our working while using this tool because it allows us to save time and money while we can extract most of the benefits from this tool in a reliable way.


Joseric M.
Industry: Utilities
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Box for personal or office digital storage

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 10/8/2018
Review Source: Capterra

Box continues to amaze and survive given the steep competition out there. Its main selling point for us is the boost in confidence as regards its super security features and data loss prevention.

Pros

There are many things to love about Box. For one, its Business plans come with unlimited storage! We started out with Free just to try it, then moved to Starter then Business (as we needed more than 10 users on board). It's worth it esp for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a secure place for storage with tons of extra features for both admin and security.

The 5GB upload is enough for the big multimedia and other iso/archive files we have.

For our admin, the integration with our Active Directory saved us from having to require our users to create/maintain an extra account (user/password) for Box. We are also proud to announce to our team about its security features like SSL, encryption, and even two-factor authentication for the meticulous.
Although​ we haven't had the need for the DLP (Data Loss Prevention) that Box advertises, we are happy that this is part of our subscription and gives a little extra boost of confidence with our files.

The corporate logo can also be incorporated into the platform to make it personalized according to your company's branding scheme.

Box also offers a ton of possible integrations. So far what we use are integrations with Google Suite (e.g., docs), Salesforce (CRM), and MS Office 365. This makes it easy for users​ to create content is our usual platforms and then easily save and manage them in Box.

Cons

We have quite a number of staff who already use other online storage platforms (Dropbox, Google Drive). Note that Non-Box users can only access files as Read-Only... in which case our people really had to be forced to create an account for edit purposes and collaboration.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Medical Devices
Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees

The best library app for manuals, documents and eBooks

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 23/1/2020
Review Source: Capterra

My first experience with Box, was personal someone shared me some maintenance tips for my bike, and then she opened the app on her smartphone. She showed me the documents that she had found from different vendors and even some others she made, and then she asked me if she could share them with me.

In a few seconds I opened my account with box, and I was reading the information that she gathered for months. At that moment it hit me that I could use this app, for my working team.

Pros

One of the biggest challenges that I face every time a new device is released for evaluation, is to gather together all the manuals, specifications, errata, etc. And then share it with all the team.

There are many solutions on the cloud to this dilemma. Most of them involve using your computer, but when you want to use your tablet or smartphone, the best solution that I found with box.

I can have several shared folders with the different projects I am running, even personal information for fixing my bike, or ar recipe. It's effortless to navigate, read, highlight, and the app runs very smoothly.

Most of my documents are in ePub, or in pdf format.

I have a huge personal library at my fingertips that I can sort, navigate and read.

Cons

After 30 years of working in front of a monitor computer, I can't work for long periods of time in front of a screen with a white background.

I will love that they soon upgrade the app to work with a dark background. Other than that I love this app as it is.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Narasimhan (nari) S.
Industry: Research
Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees

Excellent enterprise class cloud storage and workflow integration software

Used Monthly for 2+ years
Reviewed on 3/12/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Mostly it is a very stable and secure cloud backup tool, great for workflow and content management in groups.

Pros

I used it and introduced it to my research group when I was in grad school few years back. We also ended up getting a larger size account to fit our needs. University purchasing handled the financial side of it, but I'd like to think our recommendations for enteprise scale buys were taken heed.
BoxSync when used in conjuction with a box account does a great job of doing automatic backups on the cloud, that also help in access from different computers/collaborators simple.
It can handle large file sizes (5 GB file upload limit) for most work, has excellent integration with word processing for online document editing. Note, I have not tried very large single file uploads yet, the largest has been a movie file of 750 MB.
Recently they added notes feature which is useful for commenting while sharing files.
Mostly it is a very stable and secure cloud backup tool, great for workflow and content management in groups.

Cons

I dont know if they ever had a referral program unlike dropbox. No other major drawbacks as a user. By default, it sends a lot of emails whenever anything is changed in the folders. turning off that feature took a while to figure out for me.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Matthew G.
Industry: Computer Software

Preference really depends on how and when you entered the market

Reviewed on 18/1/2016
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

Pros

They concentrated on the enterprise first, which is valid. Therefore security has always been tight, platform support is solid, and enterprise administration is very robust. Shared folders are great in a workplace and make everything very simple to get the right docs to the right people when they need them. Box is definitely an enterprise company, with the support to back up that claim.

Cons

I should start by saying I tried Box, Dropbox, and Drive head-to-head back when everyone was going to cloud-storage and my experience with Box since then has been on and off. I'm still a current user of Drive and Dropbox and I pay for both every month. Our office doesn't need the level of admin support Box provides, which is the only feature that puts it ahead of the competition.

Box was just never as feature complete as Dropbox, I don't want a separate cloud storage provider for business and for home use and Box lacked simple tools like automatic photo upload. As well, the web interface lacks and the uploads feel slower and more prone to error when compared to Dropbox. It's improved lately but it's still behind in file viewing support, etc.

Also paid users have a max file size!!! Unacceptable if you do any sort of video/graphics work.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Verna B.
Industry: Staffing & Recruiting
Company size: 5,001-10,000 Employees

Box offers the most professional cloud content storage services.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 13/11/2019
Review Source: Capterra

I have rated it 9 on a scale of 10 because it has efficient working ways and high-end security features for long term backup of our files and data. We have choose this tool because it is quite easy to access and implement in the whole organization. We have really improved our working while using this tool because it allows us to save time and money while we can extract most of the benefits from this tool in a reliable way.

Pros

The most beneficial thing about the Box software is that Box has enabled us with easy sharing of files and data which in return have saved us precious time for other activities and we have gained utmost benefit from it in organizing our employees and professionals content. Box has secured all of work and we can easily retrieve our files in the most efficient ways. It also includes some highly efficient tools which and we gained allow us to organize and sort the data in the most easy way.

Cons

But in accordance to our business objectives, it does not fit 100% well cause there are some requirements that has to be fulfilled via other tool to keep us working. So it also needs some improvements from its own end. It also needs to improve its way of organizing the data. We are mostly confused in retrieving the files and folders while looking for specific contents. Box has limited storage capacity for new users. And its additional storage could be bought for high prices which are reluctantly rated at very high price.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 3,541 user ratings
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Box Pricing

Box Pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Starter: €4.50 per user/month
Business: €13.50 per user/month
Enterprise: Contact Box for detailed pricing information.

Box Personal is always free for one user.

Offers a 2 week free trial.

Starter: €4.50 per user/month
Business: €13.50 per user/month
Enterprise: Contact Box for detailed pricing information.

Box Personal is always free for one user.

Offers a 2 week free trial.

Value for Money
4.3/5
Based on 3,541 user ratings
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Box Features

Box Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customisable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4.3/5
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Additional information for Box

Additional information for Box

Key features of Box

  • Activity monitoring
  • Admin and security controls
  • Approval process control
  • Assignment management
  • Automatic updates
  • Box Sync
  • Collaboration invites
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Commenting
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Content visibility & management
  • Customizable branding
  • Customized administrative user roles
  • Data encryption
  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Data migration
  • Data syncrhonization
  • Delivery notes
  • Document distribution
  • Document editing
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Document storage
  • Document tracking
  • Due date tracking
  • Edit documents in the cloud
  • File management
  • File sharing links
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Metadata management
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Mobile access
  • Offline access
  • Online storage
  • PCI compliance
  • Password protected sharing
  • Permission management
  • Preview functionality
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress tracking
  • Project management
  • Project notes
  • Project planning
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time online note-taking
  • Real time visibility
  • Remote document access
  • SSL & at-rest encryption
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Session & account management
  • Single sign on
  • Software development kit
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Two-factor authentication
  • User & security reporting
  • User access controls
  • User management
  • Version management
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow automation
  • Workflow templates

Benefits

Content Management
Box is a simple, scalable and affordable solution to manage documents, media and all content online. Share files as a link. Sync files on the desktop. It’s file sharing, reinvented.

Mobile Access
Users can access, share and collaborate on files anywhere through our award-winning mobile apps. Share folders in a tap, exchange feedback or save files for offline access.

Online Workspaces
Users can turn any folder into a workspace to share with colleagues or outside clients. Exchange documents online. Track changes with version history. Assign basic tasks.

Administrative Controls
Box makes it easy to add and manage users through a centralized admin console. Set access permissions and passwords. Get SSL file encryption.

Integrate with Business Software
Box lets users seamlessly integrate and access content in other leading business applications like Google Apps, Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft SharePoint and others.

Box FAQs

Box FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Box.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Box offer?

Box offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: €4.50/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Starter: €4.50 per user/month Business: €13.50 per user/month Enterprise: Contact Box for detailed pricing information. Box Personal is always free for one user. Offers a 2 week free trial.

Q. What are the main features of Box?

Box offers the following features:

  • Activity monitoring
  • Admin and security controls
  • Approval process control
  • Assignment management
  • Automatic updates
  • Box Sync
  • Collaboration invites
  • Collaboration tools
  • Collaborative review
  • Collaborative workspace
  • Commenting
  • Compliance management
  • Configurable workflow
  • Content visibility & management
  • Customizable branding
  • Customized administrative user roles
  • Data encryption
  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Data migration
  • Data syncrhonization
  • Delivery notes
  • Document distribution
  • Document editing
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Document storage
  • Document tracking
  • Due date tracking
  • Edit documents in the cloud
  • File management
  • File sharing links
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Metadata management
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Mobile access
  • Offline access
  • Online storage
  • PCI compliance
  • Password protected sharing
  • Permission management
  • Preview functionality
  • Prioritizing
  • Progress tracking
  • Project management
  • Project notes
  • Project planning
  • Real time notifications
  • Real time online note-taking
  • Real time visibility
  • Remote document access
  • SSL & at-rest encryption
  • Search functionality
  • Secure data storage
  • Security & encryption
  • Session & account management
  • Single sign on
  • Software development kit
  • Task management
  • Third party integration
  • Two-factor authentication
  • User & security reporting
  • User access controls
  • User management
  • Version management
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow automation
  • Workflow templates

Q. Who are the typical users of Box?

Box has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Small Business

Q. What languages does Box support?

Box supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Box offer?

Box has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Box support mobile devices?

Box supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Box integrate with?

Box integrates with the following applications:

AppFusions, Datafield, Device Magic, DocuSign, SeamlessGov, SnapLogic, Teamwork Projects, Wimi, Workfront, Wrike

Q. What level of support does Box offer?

Box offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base