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Box Android app updated, brings widgets and uploading from any app

January 5, 2012 | by Charles West

Android Apps


Today, Box updated its Android app by adding to the mix a couple of cool new features, including a home screen widget and the ability to upload email attachments directly to your Box account. Additionally, users will be able to send files to box from anywhere you can open files and that’s another nice ability of the Android app. This upgrade will certainly help users get the most out of that 50GB storage limit it offered the last month.


Checkout the full changelog below:

  • Version 1.5:
  • View recent activity in your account
  • Home screen widget shows updates and provides shortcuts to create and upload content
  • If you have a compatible app installed, the ability to create new documents, spreadsheets, presentations and text files
  • Upload content directly to Box from anywhere you view a file (like an email attachment)

With almost 2 million users, the online cloud storage service seems to be getting serious about making some crucial improvements to its user experience, which is always a good thing. That said, things are only getting tougher, as competition from other cloud storage providers like Dropbox and SugerSync continue to grow. Not to mention, mobile platforms are already offering some form of cloud storage.

Speaking as a Box user myself, I’d still give the edge to Dropbox. Box currently doesn’t offer effortless desktop syncing without having to pay an arm and a leg for it. Besides, when it comes to smooth functionality Dropbox just does it better.

Hit the Android Market link to grab yourself the update.