Box Updates iOS Apps, Offers 50GB Free Storage for Life

Cloud-based document storage services are a wonderful boon, and I'm a big fan of Dropbox. Any document I'm working on, I put it in my Dropbox folder. As I make changes, the most recent version of the file is automatically uploaded to the web. And because the document is in the cloud, I can access it from my iPads or from any computer connected to the Internet. The Dropbox app on my iPads lets me view most document file types. Box is yet another popular cloud storage service, and whereas Dropbox offers 5GB of storage for free, Box announced on Wednesday that for the next 30 days they're offering 50GB of free storage for life if you download the new Box for iPhone and iPad 3.0 (free).

The new version of their app released Wednesday has been completely rewritten, with a new interface and navigation. They've also redesigned document viewing and have included a real-time search feature that lets you search for documents and even within documents. Plus, they've speeded up the app so that your documents and photos load much faster when you want to view them.

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The video below gives you a good idea of what Box offers.


You can view over 100 files types via the Box app, including PowerPoint, PDFs, photos, videos, and more. According to Box, their goal is to "provide the very best user experience along with all the security and controls needed by enterprises to easily share, manage, and access information from anywhere. And this release offers our iOS users a high-performance, business productivity app with simplicity, elegance, and beautiful design."

The 50GB of free storage is much more generous than any other similar service. So I encourage you to download the new version of their app and take advantage of this offer.

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Jim Karpen holds a Ph.D. in literature and writing, and has a love of gizmos. His doctoral dissertation focused on the revolutionary consequences of digital technologies and anticipated some of the developments taking place in the industry today. Jim has been writing about the Internet and technology since 1994 and has been using Apple's visionary products for decades.