BOX Cloud Storage and File Sharing Service

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Name: box.com

Description: 10GB free for everyone who just sings up. Personal account cost only 10$ per month.

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  • 6/10
    Paid Storage - 6/10
  • 9/10
    Free Storage - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Sharing - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Backup - 10/10
  • 10/10
    Security and privacy - 10/10
  • 9/10
    Price - 9/10
9.0/10

Summary

Box.com clearly has some setbacks including a Premium account with less storage than its competitors. However, there is a lot more to love, such as an easy-to-use interface and useful apps.

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Like most cloud storage services, Box, offered by box.com is an excellent way to back up and save content online, access files remotely and share large files between devices. Although Box was founded in 2005, it is not as well-known as its rivals Dropbox and Onedrive.

Box Cloud Storage Usability

When reviewing cloud storage options, it is important to analyze three features; usability, security, and pricing. In contrast to other cloud storage providers, Box cloud storage has certain key advantages on usability matter. Anyone can use Box cloud storage. Box has a very simple interface, and even cloud storage newbies will be amazed at how easy it is to get started. Furthermore, Box supports operating systems such as Mac, Windows, and Linux, and is compatible with mobile devices which run Android systems, Windows and Apple iOS.

Secondly, getting started with Box cloud storage is as easy as opening a free account. Go to Box.com then creates a folder on your computer through which you can sync and share files with all other devices running Box. Cloud storage has never been this easy!

Third, Box has very convenient features, such as the online document creating and editing apps which allow you to create and edit Powerpoints, Word documents, and Excel sheets. Users also find that Box cloud storage connects well with other tools and apps such as Microsoft Outlook.

Box file sharing is top notch. Box.com enables users to create custom links, with file sharing simplified to just clicking a ‘share’ button.

In a case of questions or concerns, box.com offers online support. Online chat support is available through their box.com website.

How Secure is Box Cloud Storage?

The good fellows at box.com have taken some steps to demonstrate that security of their customer’s content is their priority. For instance, Box accounts have password protection features and content is further secured using SSL encryption. There are a lot more security features available on Box’s business accounts such as a seven layer security authentication protocol, and advanced administrative tools.

Box Cloud Storage Pricing

Box has two types of individual accounts; the free account and premium account. The free account comes with features such as 10GB storage, albeit with a file upload limit of 250MB. The free account gives a lot of GB in comparison to its competitors. Dropbox, for instance, has only 2GB of free storage, while OneDrive offers users up to 5GB of storage. Therefore, with a free Box account, you can have up to twice the storage you’d have on a free Onedrive account and about five times the storage of a Dropbox account.

With the Personal Pro account, you have more storage of up to 100GB with a maximum file upload limit of 5GB. Personal Account cost about $10 a month. Unfortunately, this is not as much storage as the 1TB that Dropbox or Google Drive offers to its premium users for $10 a month.

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