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
  • 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

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

Supported Languages

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

Pricing starting from:

US$5.00/month

  • Free Trial
  • Free
  • 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: 49

  • API
  • Access Control
  • Approval Process Control
  • Assignment Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Collaborative Review
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Compliance Management
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Content Management
  • Customisable Branding
  • Data Migration
  • Data Synchronisation
  • Deadline Management
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Email Invitations & Reminders
  • File Management
  • HIPAA Compliance
  • Metadata Management
  • Offline Access
  • PCI DSS Compliance
  • Password Management
  • Permission Management
  • Preview Functionality
  • Prioritising
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Notes
  • Project Planning
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Remote File Access
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Search Functionality
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Single Sign On
  • Software Development Kit
  • Task Management
  • Template Management
  • Third Party Integration
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(3,787)
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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Phoebe T.
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  • Industry: E-Learning
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
  • Review Source

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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Great for Team Accessibility

Reviewed on 06/04/2020

Box is user-friendly which has allowed my team and I to overcome problems of needless time...

Box is user-friendly which has allowed my team and I to overcome problems of needless time consumption. Research projects take up a lot of time because of the amount of data that needs to be uploaded and analyzed. However, Box has enabled my team to effectively work together and independently while maintaining the ethical guidelines of research.

Pros

As a tutor and a researcher, I love being able to upload videos of lesson plans and lectures so that my team and those I am working for are able to look back on what I said. Another thing I love about Box is how you can share multiple files with anyone you want and you are able to view who has downloaded something to maintain privacy and confidentiality. Box is especially useful for big groups of people. Everything is extremely accessible and easy to learn how to use. I recommend Box to my colleagues in research who want a safe way of maintaining confidentiality in research projects.

Cons

I do not have any problems with Box so far and I have been using Box for most of my college experience. I have used it for research, tutoring, and collaboration projects.

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

Can't imagine running our business without Box

Reviewed on 27/02/2021

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.

Timothy B.
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  • Industry: Environmental Services
  • Company size: 51-200 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 0.0 /10

Customers not important to box

Reviewed on 30/07/2019

Discontinuing service. See above.

Discontinuing service. See above.

Pros

Unlimitedspace. With no extra charge. Multiple file types supported

Cons

We had requested flexibility on our licenses since our staff increases and reduces between 90-100 people.

Our admin accidentally added licenses before removing some leavers resulting in an accidental increase in the licenses.

Box would not reduce the number by 3 licenses even though this was a clear mistake.

They tried to make us pay for the remaining period of our 3 year contract. This resulted in a waste of several thousand dollars when we were in cost reduction mode.

Canceling. There are many equivalent services with better customer support and lower pricing.

Verified Reviewer
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  • Industry: Translation & Localization
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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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 12/01/2021

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.

Connie S.
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  • Industry: Medical Devices
  • Company size: 501-1,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

BOX

Reviewed on 29/11/2020

Overall its a much better platform I feel for sharing then Sharepoint.

Overall its a much better platform I feel for sharing then Sharepoint.

Pros

BOX is great for sharing information and large files, creating backup of information on to a network. It can mirror working off your harddrive where team members can then have access to the information.

Cons

Modifying file names or moving files around could be improved upon to be made even easier when sharing with organizing files.

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Box FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Box.

Box offers the following pricing plans:

  • 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.

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

Box has the following typical customers:

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

Box supports the following languages:

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

Box supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Box integrates with the following applications:

Device Magic, DocuSign, ONLYOFFICE, SeamlessGov, SnapLogic, Teamwork, Trackolade, Wimi, Workfront, Wrike

Box offers the following support options:

FAQs, Knowledge Base, Forum

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