About 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.

Pricing starting from:

US$5.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

Key benefits of Box

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.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 others, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Pricing starting from:

US$5.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free Version
  • Subscription

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

Total features of Box: 78

  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Categorisation
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Sharing
  • Assignment Management
  • Audio File Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting / Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Data Migration
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Deadline Management
  • Discussions / Forums
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Signature
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • Encryption
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Messaging
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Capture
  • Offline Access
  • PCI Compliance
  • Password Management
  • Preview Functionality
  • Prioritisation
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Synchronisation
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Development
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Template Management
  • Text Editing
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Support
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(3,826)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Narasimhan (nari) S.
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent enterprise class cloud storage and workflow integration software

Reviewed on 3/12/2019

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

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.

Ali K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Transfer and share files easily and securely in the cloud

Reviewed on 7/3/2021

One of the first options in transferring our files and offering in the list of required and...

One of the first options in transferring our files and offering in the list of required and recommended items to companies and organizations that we consult. If you have different meetings and need different files in the meetings, safely create a secure cloud space of your files in the box because one day it will come in handy. Having a backup on the secure cloud storage is always life-saving, and experience has shown that floppy disks, CDs, and flash drives and computer headers are not enough for a successful business.

Pros

I like the simplicity and good features and the appropriate speed of Box platform, you can easily transfer files from any device to the cloud storage space of the box. I like its speed and security, you will not feel any strangeness with the software. E-Signature make it more secure and Integration with lot of apps is wonderful. The cost and price is very reasonable and economical compared to the many features it provides to the user.‌ Data Loss Protection is great.

Cons

The graphic design of the dashboard should be simpler and more tangible and can be changed to the liking of the admin, Also a feature in the dashboard should be added to display the status of shared files and folders, and the latest status of views and downloads to be clearly and simply visible to the admin.

Matthew G.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Preference really depends on how and when you entered the market

Reviewed on 18/1/2016

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.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Translation & Localisation
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Likelihood to recommend 7.0 /10

Good Free Version but expensive Business options

Reviewed on 12/1/2021

Storing documents in the cloud as a back-up solution, sharing documents with collaborators and...

Storing documents in the cloud as a back-up solution, sharing documents with collaborators and clients.

Pros

Uploads and downloads are fast, sharing files or folders is easy, as an editor or viewer, and it is easy to use.

Cons

The Business options are expensive for small businesses since they require you to purchase multiple licenses, not only one. If you get the Individual license you are not GDPR compliant, thus it turns out to be expensive for SMEs.

Michael W.
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  • Industry: Publishing
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Can't imagine running our business without Box

Reviewed on 27/2/2021

We used Dropbox for a number of years, and we found it very "fragile". Without good access to...

We used Dropbox for a number of years, and we found it very "fragile". Without good access to different levels of security for our team, we would often find files deleted or overwritten by inexperienced employees. Once, an employee using Dropbox's desktop app accidentally deleted our entire list of files and Dropbox had to restore (taking several days). That was the straw that broke the camel's back, so we switched to Box and haven't looked back. It's secure, solid, excellent uptime, and does everything we need and more. Our company stores mission-critical contracts, source files, and other material, and it's locked down only to the appropriate users. We have nearly 7 TB of files from our company's history stored with Box and I sleep great at night knowing they're safe and secure.

Pros

The access levels for intra-company sharing are very granular, allowing us the ability to protect privileged information,

Cons

It's hard to be critical of this tool. Some of the features we never use (notes, for example) seem a little clunky, but I understand they're improving. Those are all secondary, however. The main product itself is unbeatable.

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  • Starting from: US$5.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starter: $5 per user/month Business: $15 per user/month Business Plus: $25 per user/month Enterprise: Contact Box for detailed pricing information. Box Personal is always free for one user. Offers a 2 week free trial.

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Box has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Box supports the following languages:

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

Box supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Box integrates with the following applications:

Cisco Webex, DocuSign, Microsoft 365, NetSuite, Okta, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ServiceNow, Slack

Box offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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