Box for Android, the other mega-cloud storage option, received a sizable update this morning that introduces all sorts of new features and improvements. In terms of cloud storage apps, you essentially have Drive, Dropbox, and Box, in my opinion. Those are the top three, but with this update, Box continues to show that it’s going to continue to play ball. (more…)
Here we are again, letting you all know about a sweet deal from Box, who is giving away 50GB of free cloud storage. It’s only for new users, so go sign up with a new email and you are good to go. Even if you don’t think you need it, just do it anyways. Never a bad idea to have a ton of cloud storage with your name on it.
Once signed up, you can grab the Android app here.
Cheers Nick S!
Need some more cloud storage? How about 25GB, for free? Box, a leader in cloud storage among Dropbox and other top names, is hosting a special promo for all new sign-ups. To take advantage of this deal, all you need is an email address and Internet access. For anyone hoping to upgrade their account, you’re out of luck. Only new accounts are supported.
And once you have your account set up, go grab the Android app here.
Cheers Scott and Nick S!
If you have your hands on a Nexus 4 already we have something that will make your day a bit better. Last year, way back in November, LG and Box got together for a nice little storage promotion. Every LG phone that installed Box before December 31, 2012 gets 50GB of storage for free.
While it may be a Google Nexus, LG definitely manufactured the phone which means you’re eligible for that free storage. Now it’s in Google’s hands to try and get all the back orders filled before the end of the year so people can claim their free storage.
Any Nexus 4 owners planning on using this promotion for their cloud storage needs?
I love Box. The app. Mind out of the gutter, people, I’m talking about the cloud storage app, which was just updated for Android. In version 2.0, users can preview items from within the app, so you no longer have to exit to a 3rd party application to see what you are working with. This new version supports 75 different file types of previews including Word docs, PowerPoint presentations, Photoshop files, and PDFs.
Along with new previews, the Box team tossed in offline folders, so that as you venture into the desert looking for Thunderdome, you’ll have access to all of your files. There is a transfer manager to help keep track of file transfers as well, plus the ability to click on Box links in an email or webpage and load up the Box app, rather than the browser.
It’s a solid update to one of our favorite cloud storage services.
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?
A fantastic application has made its way onto the Play Store that will enable Android tablet users to produce some serious work while still being mobile. With CloudOn, you can access three of the major cloud storage services like Dropbox, Box, and Google Drive. Once connected to your online storage, you can then create/edit Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents from anywhere you have an internet connection.
The application doesn’t stop there – with built in Adobe Reader, you can essentially open any type of file for viewing including PNGs, GIFs, and even PDFs. It’s a fantastic mobile tool that almost all Android tablet users should think about picking up. Starting today, you can give it a go in the Play Store for free. (more…)
Let’s be honest, Google Drive is really just a rebranded Google Docs that is aiming draw in a wider variety of consumers. Its current base is mostly business users or those of us who would rather not fork out the cash required for a top tier office suite but who still need cloud access to documents and other files. As “Drive” though, it’s clear that Google wants to take in users from the “cloud storage” arena and move away from simply being a “cloud document service.” After all, their new motto for the service is “Keep everything. Share anything.” With a free 5GB of storage to get everyone started and upgrades at monthly fees to expand your Drive, are you ready to make this your one-stop shop for the cloud? Will you stick with Dropbox or will you continue to use a variety of services?