The Box app for Android is a file organizer app which backs up all your files online, very much like Dropbox. Users can share, browse, and even add new files to their devices, from the comfort of their app itself. The good thing about the app is, the files are not saved on the device itself, they are saved online in the Box account of the users. So even if the users log into the Box app from another device using the same account, the files are very much there.
In the new update to the Android app, the creators have added a new code base, or in user terms, there is QuickOffice integration, so users will find the file editing work becomes easier. Users can also perform various actions such as rename, delete, share files from within the app, using any Android device.
The Box team says on its blog post, “we’ve added an integration with Quickoffice that lets you easily edit documents saved on Box directly from your phone or tablet. Using the integration, you can open a Box file using the Quickoffice app, edit on your device, and automatically save back to Box — ensuring that your whole team has access to the latest version of a document even when you’re away from the office.”
The Box team has also added local file caching to ensure easier access to documents even when users are away from the desk, so no need to download the documents yet again. Those who aren’t having Box.net app on iPhone or iPad don’t know what they are missing out. The app provides a whopping 50 GB of space to store their music, videos and of course documents and presentations in the cloud. The Android users are however still stuck with their 5 GB data storage limit, which still suffices for most of the users. Those who want to get business account to get more storage space in the app can do so by paying just $15 per month per user (500 GB data storage limit) to get more features, such as collaboration tools and automated syncing.