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Box Update for Android Brings Copy/Move and Multi-Select

My personal favorite cloud storage service, Box, received an update on Android this afternoon that introduced multi-selection of folders and files, plus the ability to copy and move them. In order to activate this new functionality, all you have to do is long press on the first folder or file that you would like copied or moved, and a column filled with check boxes will slide out from the left side. From there, tap away on boxes to select other files and folders. The icons on the bottom will let you move, copy or delete.

Have you chosen Box as your many cloud storage service, or are you too invested in Dropbox?

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  • feztheforeigner

    Too interested in Google Drive…

  • Screw dropbox, Google Drive all the way.

    • I see what you did there

    • Murphy

      One does not simply just screw Dropbox and drive all the way.

  • JMonkeYJ

    i can’t use box.net because of the file size limitation.1GB isn’t enough since one of my most common uses of dropbox is sharing videos between my devices.

    • wickets

      which service do you use for video? thanks

      • JMonkeYJ

        i use Dropbox. i’ve managed to accumulate lots of free storage over a couple years and they have no file size limit.

        • wickets

          thanks…unfortunately i only get 2mb at a time……useless for video!….actually all of them are useless for that reason

          • JMonkeYJ

            if you sign up for auto photo upload, and upload at least one photo using it, they give you 500 extra megs. they will give you up to 3 extra GB this way if you keep uploading photos. it’s a hassle, so not sure if it’s worth it, but thought i’d throw it out there.

  • Trevor

    Aw, kitties

  • El_Big_CHRIS

    I got the promo of 50 gigs and from dropbox. I mainly use dropbox because of the folder on the pc thing and it can stream videos. i use box as a back up of important docs mainly

    • noyfb

      I too got the box with the 50gb free, but all i do is store pictures in it, it would be more useful if it would allow larger files to upload so i could load the hd videos i take with my phone on to it, that’s why i use Gdrive 100gb option.

      • Murphy

        In other words, you use all 3?

  • MrbigFeathers

    I wish I hadn’t missed out on the 50GB promotion.

  • Mchl496

    Box gave me a free 50 gigs first for buying a HP touchpad

    • ArrowCool

      Same here. Probably why I use Box the most.

      That being said, I use Google Drive for the things I need to sync between all my home and work devices.

  • Dropbox needs this. That is always what I have yearnings for.

  • codemonkey85

    My favorite Box feature which, in my opinion, puts it a step above the competition, is the fact that it recognizes file manager intents. It’s like Box is just an extension of my SD card storage!

  • ass

    dropbox can’t be beat.

    • Ryan

      2GB on Dropbox and 50GB on Box. It’s an easy choice for me.

      • 8GB on Dropbox and 50GB on Box. It’s an easy choice for me because Dropbox has an actual folder on my desktop.

      • lamenting

        You’re obviously talking about the free options, in which case Dropbox syncs while Box.net doesn’t. Easy choice for me.

  • KleenDroid