A clean and minimalistic app for your cloud storage needs.
OneCloud feature makes editing documents in 3rd party apps very easy and straightforward. The addition of a widget makes it very easy to access you files and folders.
Free 50GB storage when you sign up with your Android device.
$10 for an extra 100GB
Box, not to be confused with Dropbox, is another popular cloud storage service that is available on Android offering plenty of storage and nifty features, but are they any good?
Box comes with 50GB of free storage when you download the Android app and sign up. This is a generous amount considering competition like Google Drive and Dropbox only offer 15GB and 2GB respectively when you sign up. This makes sure you have plenty of space to store all your documents and other files which you want to keep safe. You are able to upgrade your storage plan for just $10 a month for an extra 100GB, which is very affordable if you want the extra space. Overall, the service that Box provides is outstanding and with a generous price plan it is definitely a cloud storage service to consider.
When you open the app you are greeted by all your files and folders that are on your Box account which are set out in a minimalistic and clean interface. You are able to change the view of your files and folders to either an icon or grid view, depending on your preference, and sort them by name, date or size. This means that you are able to access your files and folders quickly and easily, which makes this app a pleasure to use.
Collaboration on projects and sharing your files is quick, easy and highly efficient. You are able to share a link to a folder or file with a click of a button and also invite collaborators straight out of your address book. You can also individually control the access type of each collaborator to make sure that they have as much control as you give them. Collaborators are able to add, view and edit comments to files. Projects have never been easier to manage and work together on thanks to Box.
Want more features than the standalone app gives you? Then you’ll need to take advantage of the OneCloud. OneCloud is a tool that lets you open your files in supported apps  allowing you to edit files and then simply save them back into your Box account. If you edit a file in one of the many supported apps, all you have to do is click the ‘Save to Box’ button and it will be automatically saved into your Box account with the changes you have made.
Box has also a few little features that make this a much better app. One of these features is the ability to add a passcode, so that your files are even more secure on your Android device. Another feature is the ability to have a widget enabling you to quickly access files right from your home screen. You can even sign up to the beta from within the app to make sure you always have the latest options available to you.
However, Box isn’t perfect. It is missing a crucial feature: automatic camera back-up. Sure, this is not a make or break feature, but it is a feature that should be available to you. Both Google Drive and Dropbox have this feature, so it is bizarre why Box has not introduced it especially when you are given a generous 50GB of storage on sign up. We will have to wait and see if this feature is added later as it would improve the app greatly.
Overall, Box is a fantastic app that makes storing and accessing apps pleasure to use, helped out by its minimalistic and clean interface. It has a lot of very nice useful features that make app one of the best cloud storage services available on Android.
Box offers a very generous 50GB of storage when you sign up with your Android device. This makes sure that you can upload all your important documents while not worrying about storage. It has a lot of very nice features, but the standout feature is the OneCloud tool that enables you to be more productive. The collaboration feature is also very nice and the addition of comments is a very welcome feature.
No Auto Back-up of photos from your Android device.