Box updates Android app with introduction of Box Notes


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.

Source: Box

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen’s first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he’s convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he’s not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits

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