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.
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
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.
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.
My university gives us all 100GB on Box for free. I use it.