Box

Box

Secure Content and File Sharing. Free Cloud Storage.

4.3/5 (3574 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 for UK Users

Box Reviews for UK Users

Overall rating
4.3
/
5
Excellent
1862

Very good
1173

Average
395

Poor
90

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.


Hayley G.

My Life Saver

Amazing. Box has helped transform my organization into a fully functioning team. We use this ALL the time. Any questions? Look on Box.


Travis w.c. M.

On the Go or From Home

I don't see any reason to change to another product or service, so long as the price remains competetive.


Matthew G.

Preference really depends on how and when you entered the market


David K.

Way better than Google Drive and Dropbox

Amazing. Just wish I’d found them earlier and not wasted time with Googles incredibly buggy Drive product and Dropbox’s ridiculously priced product.


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 10/08/2018
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

Hayley G.
Industry: Entertainment
Company size: 13-50 Employees

My Life Saver

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 22/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Amazing. Box has helped transform my organization into a fully functioning team. We use this ALL the time. Any questions? Look on Box.

Pros

Box is honestly one of the greatest organizational tools out there. I use Box several times a day for all of my documents. Box has all major servers (Word, Excel, Notes, ect.) and you can upload anything to it! It also updates with real time and allows several viewers/editors at a time. This has been a MUST during executive meetings. We can also upload any music, video or picture files to share, which is essential for our industry. The ability to make several folders and organize data well is the key to using Box. I have almost transitioned out of using Google Docs completely.

Cons

Honestly, the only issue I have with box is sometimes there are loading issues when working on a file with the desktop. Also I can't find a way to delete old files that have been shared with another person that I don't want anymore.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Travis w.c. M.
Industry: Environmental Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

On the Go or From Home

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 25/02/2020
Review Source: Capterra

I don't see any reason to change to another product or service, so long as the price remains competetive.

Pros

Box excels at one thing -- making documents accessible from anywhere. This amounts to benefits of efficiency and freedom to work on the go. Being able to access from any machine, particularly on a phone where other services often fail, enhances my ability to address customer's needs.

Cons

There's no indication when a file is open by another user. This has led to multiple users editing a document, and those documents don't merge well or at all, leaving a red exclamation point indicating there's an issue or an alternate file. We've lost some work this way. As a small company, this is manageable with clearer communication between employees, but I foresee this being an issue as we grow.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 9.0/10

Matthew G.
Industry: Computer Software

Preference really depends on how and when you entered the market

Reviewed on 18/01/2016
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

David K.
Industry: Marketing & Advertising
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Way better than Google Drive and Dropbox

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 11/03/2020
Review Source: GetApp

Amazing. Just wish I’d found them earlier and not wasted time with Googles incredibly buggy Drive product and Dropbox’s ridiculously priced product.

Pros

Before trying Box.com I tried both market leaders...

Google Drive was cheap but horrendously buggy, when you’re logged into multiple gmail accounts it gets horribly confused and won’t let you access/edit/download your own files. I found workarounds for this like using an Incognito window or Firefox to access my files but it felt clunky and buggy.

Dropbox didn’t have any of those issues, it was perfect but for a business plan for multiple staff members they charge crazy prices. Way too expensive.

Box.com had none of the issues of Google drive, all of the functionality of Dropbox and charged a very reasonable price for it. Best of both worlds and in my opinion they should be the market leader.

Cons

Nothing. Literally have zero issues with it. After using their competitors box.com is a breath of fresh air in every sense.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8.4/10
Based on 3,574 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 3,574 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