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Box App Updated to 4.2, Includes Improved Photo Viewing and Alpha Sign-Up

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It can be difficult to sift through the myriad of cloud storage apps available for Android, but some have always stood out because of superior design and usability. One of these is Box, which many may associate with the service’s promotional 50GB packages that have come bundled with select Android devices in the past. Today, the Box team released an update that focuses on performance, but also lays the groundwork for improvements far into the future. 

Most significantly, JPG navigation has been improved. According to the Box blog, photo previews feature smoother transitions between levels, fading effects for thumbnail icons, and faster swiping between pictures in a folder. The interface has also been cleaned up substantially; extraneous icons in the file preview pages have been removed.

In addition to UI streamlining, Box has launched an alpha channel for users who desire bleeding-edge features. Becoming a member of the Box alpha Google Group is the only prerequisite. After that, users can use the opt-in link to sign up, after which the Box app will automatically upgrade to the alpha version.

Box is available for download from Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, among others.

Note:  Dropbox saw an update today as well that introduced easy folder sharing.

Via: Box Blog
  • Pepsimax

    I loved Sugarsync but since getting the bad news that Sugarsync will no longer
    offer free accounts (and not honour their current T&Cs for free account
    holders that built up free storage through referrals), I have been using Copy.
    Copy are fairly new to consumer level cloud storage and they’ve taken advantage
    of Sugarsyncs bad attitude by making a grab for a chunk of their customers who
    will be leaving in droves. I decide to give Copy a try because they give 15GB
    free right off the bat plus 5GB when you use someone’s referral link. I used a
    random link from one of the forums and here’s mine if you want to use it so we
    can both get an extra 5GB https://copy.com?r=IEP9eg.
    They also have a way to migrate all your folders across but I decided to just
    delete Sugarsync from my PC (don’t forget to unlink you PC in the web based
    consul of Sugarsync), do a bit of housekeeping and start from scratch. All I can
    say is one month on, it’s working great! Take 10 minutes to read through some
    of the FAQs as they are not big on instruction manuals but it’s all pretty intuitive
    anyway. Again, here’s my referral link https://copy.com?r=IEP9eg
    if you want to get us both 5GB or you can use any that are offered in forums,
    just don’t sign up direct on their website because you’ll just get 15GB ;-)

  • abhisshack

    Copy.com is still better then this box which give us 25GB+ free (sign up using referral link) space with no silly file size limit , and can sync any folders and if you sign up using my referral link https://next-d.copy.com?r=I9bkN1 , we will both get extra 5GB space :)

  • Mohamed Ahmed

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  • Joseph Pojunis

    Please tell me Kyle can be part of the “party in the middle” once the show happens tonight! Kellen and Tim can fend for themselves.

  • Jeffrey Tarman

    Signed up for the Alpha testing and have yet to see the app upgrade itself. Also, the app is listed as version 2.4.0 still.

  • Dustin Yohe

    Dropbox took back the 50 GB promotion they gave me.

    • droidify

      Try copy in play store. They give you 15gb for signing up and 5gb for each referral, plus the refer’er gets 5gb too. It is a complete ripoff of dropbox but they aren’t near as stingy and it works really good. Sign up using the following referral link and you will get 20gb right off (and I’ll get another 5gb). https://copy.com?r=kYwoPP

  • Tiuri Elvander

    I just wish they would explain why they need even more permissions.

  • Chris

    I use drop box. already have close to 30GB of storage thanks to HTC and referrals.

    • abhisshack

      then you should try Copy.com it is still better then this box which give us 25GB+ free (sign up using referral link) space with no silly file size limit , and can sync any folders and if you sign up using my referral link https://next-d.copy.com?r=I9bk… , we will both get extra 5GB space :) currently I’m having 245GB free space all getting from referral sign up

  • Frothy

    They make it too difficult to change default box default folder.

  • Tim242

    Box is useless with its ridiculous 250 MB upload limit.

    • michael arazan

      Sooner or later the’ll raise the limit again. It was a lower limit then that. I’m guessing that they don’t have the server power or people would try to upload HD videos and stream it from their severs and slow them down. At least I can upload a 5 minute video in 720.

    • abhisshack

      Try the Copy.com it is still better then this box which give us 25GB+ free (sign up using referral link) space with no silly file size limit , and can sync any folders and if you sign up using my referral link https://next-d.copy.com?r=I9bk… , we will both get extra 5GB space :)

      • Tim242

        Done. Thank you sir.

        • abhisshack

          Thank you too @tim242:disqus for getting extra 5GB you need to confirm you email and install the Windows or the Android client to complete the sign up process, after that with in 24 hrs we will both will get extra 5 GB :)

  • Weber

    Who is this “Kyle?”

    • Tim242

      I don’t know, but he’s cute.

      • A ©

        What the fck.

        • Tim242

          Welcome to 2013. Hey, 2014 is right around the corner!

    • droidify

      Apparently they are never going to answer that question. Been asking it all week.