When you’re a cloud storage provider, especially one that doesn’t already control its own mobile platform, it can be tricky to stand out. That led to some fierce competition, including a virtual arms race to see who could lure users with the most free storage. But lately that’s been dying down, and we’re instead seeing these companies focus on features. Today, we learn about some new abilities coming to Box on Android, including the arrival of support for Box Notes.
Box Notes has been in development since last year, and back in June it made its debut on iOS. The tool is a collaborative document system allowing multiple users to contribute, brainstorming new ideas, or just making group edits. It’s not a huge departure from the sort of efforts we’ve seen from other cloud storage firms, but it still looks like a nice addition to Box’s world.
Beyond that, the Android update brings new detailed sharing controls and admin options, as well as a list of recently accessed files, letting you quickly pull up what you’ve been working on.
Finally, Box promises that more features are just around the corner, and specifically tells us to be on the lookout next month.