Box is an online file storage service that typically gives you for FREE, 5 GBs of online file storage. The 5 GB limit is the typical amount you see for most services in an effort to get you to try the service; HOWEVER, Box has an interesting offer that is hard to refuse (providing you have an Android device such as a smartphone or tablet). Now through March 23, 2012 if you download Box for Android and log into you’re your Box account from an Android device, your account will automatically be upgraded to 50 GBs.
In addition to getting a storage bump, your file upload limit will jump, too; you’ll be able to upload files up to 100MB – like photos, presentations and documents – in your Box account for easy, quick access from anywhere.
If you currently do not have a Box account, simply go to the Box website and sign up for the FREE 5 GB account, then download and install Box for Android (from HERE). Sign into the account from your Android device and voila’, the 5 GBs magically turns into 50 GBs.
The only negative thing I could find with Box is that they do not offer (for FREE), a Windows desktop syncing application; otherwise, Box is one phenomenal online storage service. The more I use it, whether it is from my Windows desktop or from my Android Device, the more I am leaning toward making it my primary online storage service.
I think the feature I like the most about Box is the file preview feature. For example, if I have a MS-Word file stored in Box, I can get a nice clean preview of the document in its’ native format; which in most cases for me, is all I need. There are also editing options available for many file types.
Store all kinds of files online, then arrange them into folders just like on your desktop. Box provides anytime, anywhere access to your files from any device – whether you’re in Nebraska or Norway. Throwing thumb drives in your bag, transferring files to CDs, stressing about a stolen laptop – that’s yesterday. Today, everything’s on Box.
Send a LinkPaste it into an email or an instant message, even send directly from Box.
Share a Whole Folder of FilesCreate a new folder, upload files, then invite others to join.
Receive Real-Time UpdatesSo you always know when someone’s viewed, edited or commented on your file.
Invite Others to Share and EditTurn folders into shared online workspaces, where all your files are in one place and anyone you invite can view, edit and upload files – even add more content.
Post Comments and DiscussionsWhether it’s a quick comment or an in-depth discussion, keep the whole team on track by exchanging feedback in one place.
Get Real-Time UpdatesWith Box’s real-time updates and email notifications, you always know when teammates add, edit or comment on shared files.
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