Box software


2,022 reviews(4.0/5)
2,022 reviews(4.0/5)

Box is a cloud content management platform for companies of all sizes and industries. It offers security and controls for admins as well as sharing and collaboration capabilities for end users across the globe.

The Box platform allows compliance with HIPAA, FINRA and FedRAMP and offers granular access permissions and advanced security capabilities like watermarking, data governance and device trust.  

Box enables users to collaborate on all types of files, on any device and choose where to store data, to manage encryption keys and set metadata-driven workflows to automate content-based processes.

Box has integrations with Microsoft Office 365, Google Apps for Work, Salesforce, Adobe and many other solutions. Box is a content layer for collaboration offering integration across all digital tools with open APIs. 

Supported Operating System(s):
Windows 7 , Windows Vista , Windows XP , Mac OS , Linux , HP-UX , AIX , Solaris , Unix , IBM OS/400 , Web browser (OS agnostic) , Windows 2000 , Windows 8 , Windows 10

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  • Ashish from Oregon State University

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Review for box

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    My experience has been great we work with huge files in my research collaborating with box is free and easy and I amble to upload files using linux as well as windows

    Pros

    I am able to store more than 15 GB, different users in one organization can collaborate, easy to navigate and use and I am able to upload files from server as well.

    Cons

    If box could also have an offline version it will help even further. If box could provide notifications that will be helpful.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Secure file sharing

    Ease-of-use
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    N/A
    Pros

    Box is the only approved file sharing software for our organization. It is secure and they have integrated it with the organizations username and password to allow the single username/password to be used. It is an efficient and highly secure way to share files and collaborate on projects.

    Cons

    No cons- my experience with Box has always been without issue.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Niraj from shaadisaga.com

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    This is the best & a cheaper alternative to dropbox

    Ease-of-use
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    Value for Money
    Pros

    - A lot cheaper than most of the good online storage options available out there
    - Customer support is really good. almost 24X7 and quite prompt too.
    - Good user management features..sharing files, level of permissions that you can give to different users, etc.
    - Excellent capabilities for integrations with other tools you may be using. You get to do stuffy directly from other tools it integrates with
    - Best unlimited cloud storage plan in the market currently.

    Cons

    - Biggest issue is the max file size upload limit = 5GB
    - There should be a discount on annual subscription, which isn't there

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sonakshi from Samsung Electronics America

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    It is the best cloud service which provides you to share your files without email.

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    Value for Money

    I feel bit secure as i can set passwords and expiration dates if I am sending files to the third party or any client. I can preview files without downloading them. I can share files and folders with my clients and colleagues by setting the permissions so they can only see it.

    Pros

    I can set my plans and timings according to files. Price isn’t that much high and moreover I can save data up to 10GB for free. It also offers me the business and enterprise plans where I can save data up to the limit of 2TB. I can edit my files by downloading them and upload them back.

    Cons

    The user limit of this cloud is major flaw the limit starts from 3 and ends up to 10 people. By giving small price I can’t enjoy the features which are facilitated to higher priced plans. As compared to other cloud services this cloud service provide you less amount of storage which I can get more in other cloud company.

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    Review Source: Capterra
  • Begum from MannionDaniels

    Specialty: Professional Services

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Intuitive, easy to use

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    N/A
    Pros

    Very easy to use once you have had training. It is the first time I am using Cloud based filing system and I find it quick and intuitive. I can save practically any file online and either task people to take action or mention them to alert them to its existence or simply save a file for my own use only. As a finance department we have zero paper filing. Until I started working here and using Box I would have never thought this would be possible!

    Cons

    Unless you have in-house intro to the short cuts etc, it may take a while to figure some of these but even then I am sure it wouldn't be impossible to do so, will just take longer.

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  • Juan from Derevo

    Specialty: Software / Technology

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Is another good cloud storage option

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    Pros

    The free version is great, I have been using it for a while an it has allow me to know the product better, I could do the upgrade but right now I'm with another cloud storage app but box is a good option too.

    Cons

    I think there should be more tooltips or something for new users, at the beginning there are somethings that are not as intuitive as with other tools, that and the permission or sharing options, I was struggling for a while at first.

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  • Jesus from Dio Implant Philippines Inc

    Specialty: Retail

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    A huge file storage by Box software

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    Pros

    * the company employees may just drop and save files externally at Box Folder
    * shareable link to all to access shared files

    Cons

    * confidential files are risky but access can be limited through manage permissions
    * no other issue than that, and it's very efficient having a huge file storage limit

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 51-200 employees

    August 2018

    Box review

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    Good thing is they gave trial period with some storage to play around.

    Pros

    Concept is good to have storage on cloud, and easy to upload.

    Cons

    Navigating specific file / folder is little bit inconvenient while comparing with other apps.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Hailey from Musgrave

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

    One of the Best Cloud Services

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    Pros

    I've been personally using Box for at least 5 years now for both personal and business purposes and it always delivers. You can integrate it to work for whatever platforms and devices you use (PC, Android, iOS) and import/export important data this way. The UI is simple and clean, and there is no real learning curve, as it is so easy to start using it.

    Cons

    Not much negative input on my end here. The only thing I can think of would be lowering the subscription price, but it is currently on par with other industry leaders in the cloud hosting business.

    This review was submitted organically. No incentive was offered
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Maricela del Valle from Valatam

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Ok, but not great

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    Storing data and information in one place, sharing information with colleagues and being sure my information is safely backed up in case something happens.

    Pros

    It offers what you need, it's really simple and easy to use but it doesn't go beyond that. The big strength with Box is that it's very low cost, but I personally think it can be a bot basic.

    Cons

    We used to use it at work but we ended up changing services. It didn't work for us, it's easy to use but it didn't function as it should. When synchronizing several documents, sometimes a few were left behind, that would cause many problems for us.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    August 2018

    Great for large scale sharing within a group

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    Pros

    Another cloud storage option. Has free option. Good to know about it as an extra storage space. Large scale collaboration possible for uploading an sharing files. Gives you a large amount of space for free.

    Cons

    The interface is not immpresive for personal cloud storage options. I would opt for dropbox or google drive as first choices for personal storage.

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  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 2-10 employees

    August 2018

    Nice Cloud Storage

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    Pros

    This is a helpful tool for storing my files in the cloud and sharing them with team members and clients.

    Cons

    The app seems to drain the power on my phone quickly.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Walter from University of Michigan

    Number of employees: 10,000+ employees

    August 2018

    Nothing special

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    Pros

    Was able to integrate into our single sign on.

    Cons

    Just nothing made it stand out from the other similar options.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Sergio Eduardo from Transpais

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Great tool for backups and storage

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    Value for Money

    I use box for my personal music library and has been great to migrate from a computer to another and having all my library right there.

    Pros

    What I like the most is that is very intuitive and easy to adopt on your daily use for backups and long term storage.

    Cons

    The integration of the Box app for windows was kinda buggy, had a hard time setting it up. Also the file size limit of the free version is kind of annoying , but I guess it's the catch for a premium.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joseric from Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

    Number of employees: 1,001-5,000 employees

    August 2018

    Box for personal or office digital storage

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    Box continues to amaze and survive given the steep competition out there. Its main selling point for us is the boost in confidence as regards its super security features and data loss prevention.

    Pros

    There are many things to love about Box. For one, its Business plans come with unlimited storage! We started out with Free just to try it, then moved to Starter then Business (as we needed more than 10 users on board). It's worth it esp for small to medium-sized businesses looking for a secure place for storage with tons of extra features for both admin and security.

    The 5GB upload is enough for the big multimedia and other iso/archive files we have.

    For our admin, the integration with our Active Directory saved us from having to require our users to create/maintain an extra account (user/password) for Box. We are also proud to announce to our team about its security features like SSL, encryption, and even two-factor authentication for the meticulous.
    Although​ we haven't had the need for the DLP (Data Loss Prevention) that Box advertises, we are happy that this is part of our subscription and gives a little extra boost of confidence with our files.

    The corporate logo can also be incorporated into the platform to make it personalized according to your company's branding scheme.

    Box also offers a ton of possible integrations. So far what we use are integrations with Google Suite (e.g., docs), Salesforce (CRM), and MS Office 365. This makes it easy for users​ to create content is our usual platforms and then easily save and manage them in Box.

    Cons

    We have quite a number of staff who already use other online storage platforms (Dropbox, Google Drive). Note that Non-Box users can only access files as Read-Only... in which case our people really had to be forced to create an account for edit purposes and collaboration.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Verified Reviewer

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Using Box for Research Projects

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    My experience overall was pleasant and box served to be a useful tool for our research team. Again, the level of privacy box gives users is very beneficial and having many people in Box and able to add to Box made it easy, especially in multi person research team.

    Pros

    The software was fairly user friendly and I would get notifications to my email when someone on my team would put something into Box. We would have different folders, similar to a google drive or a Dropbox, with files, pictures, questions and so on. It made it easy to put notes and comments onto certain things. As a research tool it was more secure than other websites that offer such services.

    Cons

    Although it was user friendly, there were still many features I had trouble figuring out. For example, simple things such as relabeling the name of a photo was hard at first. Once you get used to the software it’s much easier to navigate.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Kelly from FanHero

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Worth every penny

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    Box has made our team way more efficient. We have several offices and it is so easy to find files that we need because we have one central place for them. It is easy to use and I really like that it saves changes immediately without me having to remember them.

    Pros

    I really like that multiple people can open file and make changes and it saves everything automatically. It is easy to set up and customize and super user friendly.

    Cons

    At first the price point threw me off a little but after trying other products it was an easy switch back.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Isaac from Wabash College

    Number of employees: 1 employee

    August 2018

    Box Review

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    Pros

    The idea behind Box is great, as it provided an online place to back up and share files.

    Cons

    Sharing of files often takes a long time, causing problems when I'm trying to collaborate with someone and it only updates every 10 minutes or so.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
  • Joe from American School of Natural Health

    Specialty: Education

    Number of employees: 11-50 employees

    August 2018

    Review of Box.com

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    Value for Money

    VERY awesome for storage

    Pros

    Very versatile and easy to use! I recommend this to anyone. They kept giving me Gigabytes for installing on new devices.

    Cons

    Not very much bad things to say at all. Just remember you password and username so you don't have to reset them later.

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  • Zackary from Philz Coffee

    Number of employees: 501-1,000 employees

    August 2018

    Great File Sharing Site

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    Value for Money

    Box provides our company with a platform to share our files between all of our computers, which previously we had to use email to do. It has benefited us as now we have our files organized and its easy to use regardless of where we are.

    Pros

    I like how easy it is to share my files with my coworkers and how I can preview other files before downloading them. The low cost makes Box a really good option for our company as it keeps our costs low. Being able to organize all of our files in different folders helps alot and Box makes that easy.

    Cons

    I dislike how it only the owner of the Box can delete things. I also dislike how I can only upload files of 250mb, which means I cant share my videos with my coworkers.I dislike box integration with other software because it can be glitchy at times.

    This reviewer was invited by us to submit an honest review and offered a nominal incentive as a thank you.
    Review Source: Capterra
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