Box is considered to be one of the more popular cloud storage services, and its Android companion app has just gotten a whole lot smarter with a new update. Among the notable changes with the update include the addition of Box Notes, which was a web only affair up until now. Users can edit, share and view documents using their Android 4.4+ devices, just as they would on the web version. Multi-user support is enabled as well, so you will be able to edit or modify notes in tandem with your friends/colleagues.
As for the app itself, there are some other crucial changes making its way with the update. One that you will immediately notice is the recently viewed list of files in the home section, which will allow you to quickly get back to a document you recently opened. The app also brings the ability to set permissions and link expiration dates straight from the app, so there’s a lot more than just visual changes available with this new update. It is being dubbed as version 3.2 of the app and will certainly bring a fresh new experience for the users. Make sure you update the app if a notification pops up or head over to the link below to download it directly from the Play Store.
Source: Google Play Store
Are you looking for a good cloud storage solution that offers a large storage space? You might want to check out the latest promo of over at Box.com that’s being sponsored by Dell. The cloud storage provider is offering 50 GB of free storage for life when you sign up for the service.
The best part of this deal is that you don’t have to own a Dell computer to avail of it. Anyone can sign up for the service and still get 50 GB of online storage space. Although it is dubbed as an “Exclusive Offer” from Dell we are still not sure where the exclusivity lies.
Since this is just a promotion you better sign up as early as possible since there’s no information on the website when this will end.
Getting 50 GB of storage space is already an excellent deal considering that the alternatives offer a much lower space.
- Dropbox – 2 GB
- Google Drive – 5 GB
- iCloud – 5 GB
- SkyDrive – 7 GB
One reason why you should get Box is that they have an android app available. This makes it easy for you to easily back up your data such as photos and videos from your smartphone and access them from any device.
One minor hitch to this though is that you are only limited to a maximum file size of 250 MB per upload. This means that you won’t be able to upload your HD quality videos. You can however signup for a premium plan where the file size limit can be increased.
As of now the company is offering two paid plans to choose from
- Business Plan – $15/user/month (2 GB file size limit per upload)
- Enterprise Plan – (2 GB file size limit per upload)
For most people though the 250 MB file size limit won’t be a problem. If you want to free up some space on your smartphone’s microSD then sign up for a Box account right now.
You must have heard of DropBox, Box or even SugarSync when searching for a cloud based storage solution. But have you heard of Bitcasa? Just like the previous named services, this service also offers a cloud based solution for anyone who wants to have a secure place to store their data. The only difference is that while other services impose a limit on the amount of data you can save, they don’t.
Yes, you read it right. There is no limit to the amount of data you can store on Bitcasa servers. The great thing about this is that it is free as of now. You can go ahead and register for an account and download their Android app on Google Play. This will allow you to upload all your photos and videos on your phone to your Infinite Drive. There’s also a client made for Windows based PC or if you are using Google Chrome you can get its extension. This allows you to access your data from almost any device be it a PC, smartphone or a tablet.
Some of the features of Bitcasa include
- Instant streaming, access everywhere
- Infinite storage
- Safe backup
- Easy content sharing
- Automatic data organization
Bitcasa CEO Tony Gauda said that “With our mobile app releases, we are now making all of your data easily available from mobile and PC/Mac clients while taking the security of that data very seriously. By announcing our cross-platform support today, we are offering our global users secure access on all computers, mobile devices, or Web browsers by streaming from the cloud while allowing them to keep the data they access more often localized on their hard drive.”
One of the interesting features of this service is that your data is stored in encrypted format. This means that the system itself will not see what data you have uploaded. This is actually a great way for the company to protect your files from unauthorized access.
For a limited time only this service is free to try out but will eventually cost $10 a month for unlimited storage. This is actually a cheap price to pay compared to what other services are offering.