File-sharing service Box today updated its app for iOS to version 3.5.0, bringing with a number of new features and usability enhancements. The app now features support for unlocking with Touch ID and a new widget in the Notification Center that allows users to quickly create Box Notes and recent files. Box for iOS is now fully optimized for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and also now contains in-folder search, a Favorites functionality, and more.

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What's New in Version 3.5.0
- Now use Box from your Today view in Notification Center to quickly and easily create Box Notes, view recent documents and more (requires iOS 8)
- Use your fingerprint to unlock the Box app at the touch of the home button with Touch ID (compatible devices only, requires iOS 8)
- Add files and folders to a Favorites list for easy access without having to download any data ahead of time with our new Favorites feature
- In-folder search capabilities
- Box Bookmarks are now accessible
- Support for previewing password protected Office and iWork files
- Automatic photo upload for Personal Pro subscribers and Enterprise users
- Additional stability improvements and bug fixes

Earlier this year, Box secretly filed for an IPO after seeing its valuation rise to $2 billion last year. However, the company was reported last month to be waiting until later in the year to start trading publicly, with "market volatillity" cited as a potential reason.

Box currently offers 10GB of personal storage to new users, and its iOS app can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

nutmac Avatar
91 months ago
I do. I got the free 50GB for life last year and use it regularly.

File size limitation, which is imposed even on highest pricing tier, is a big turn off for me. Dropbox and many of its competitors have no such limitations.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DaveTheRave Avatar
91 months ago
who uses box anyways?

last year I signed when they temporarily offered 50GB for free. Nice to have just in case but agree that it doesn't get much use. I think a lot of these cloud storage sites are just a commodity. I don't see what's so unique about Box's service compared to other cloud storage sites. And they want to go public? I wouldn't invest in a commodity.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
bjett92 Avatar
91 months ago
who uses box anyways?

My university gives us all 100GB on Box for free. I use it.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
DipDog3 Avatar
91 months ago
For comparison, Dropbox updated their app over 3 weeks ago:

https://www.macrumors.com/2014/10/20/dropbox-ios-touch-id-6-6-plus-support/
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
91 months ago
who uses box anyways?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Jarman74 Avatar
91 months ago
2B valuation? Seems like an awfully big stretch.
Still much less than the WhatsApp acquisition (19B) and roughly the same as the Oculus Rift acquisition.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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