Box Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Box

Secure Content and File Sharing. Free Cloud Storage.

4.3/5 (3,460 reviews)

Box overview

Box works in any browser and allows users to easily store and manage all their content online. It also lets users share files instantly and access documents from anywhere. No matter the device, get fast, easy access to documents, project plans, presentations and videos. Always have the latest pitch for customers, on or offline. Box makes it easy for administrators to maintain a central view of all content and users in their account through a powerful admin console.
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Pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Asia, Australia, Canada, China and 7 other markets, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

English, Dutch, French, German, Italian and 3 other languages, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish
Box screenshot: Upload or download files and folders, then add tags for simple organizationAn Introduction to Box - The Cloud Content Management PlatformBox screenshot: Track user activity visually from the activity dashboardBox screenshot: Manage access permissions to filesBox screenshot: Search files and folders easily online, via desktop or mobile Box screenshot: Access and manage files conveniently in the cloudBox screenshot: Access Box files in custom applications through the Box API navigator

Box reviews

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Staci Tripolsky

The best cloud storage on the web!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-30
Review Source: Capterra

One of the best continual investments we've made with the company. This platform has single-handedly help us acquire new clients and projects, thus increasing the bottom line.

Pros
This is the most robust cloud storage platform on the web. Having been a client for over 10 years, there has been continued improvement to accessibility and security from the company. The ease of accessing files and sharing with others is second to none.

Cons
Absolutely nothing was below par. We love it and continually use it daily. Even the mobile app is fantastic!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Jolie Hershey

Organized and accessible

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-25
Review Source: Capterra

Box allows us to work collaboratively with teammates all over the world, both inside and outside our organization. The workflow is very smooth and we are able to make live updates to documents we work with regularly. The experience has been very positive and a big improvement over what we were using previously

Pros
Box has great storage capacity and many useful tools for editing and syncing items. It's a very flexible, scalable tool

Cons
We rely on Box so much that on the few occasions that it has gone down temporarily, we have been stuck until it's come back online. The good news is that this has happened only once or twice in 3+ years.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Kalina Borkiewicz

Very straightforward

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-23
Review Source: Capterra

I use Box Sync pretty much for two purposes, though perhaps they're not the target use cases the developers had in mind! 1) I use it to send files to myself between computers. I have a desktop and a laptop, and it's a convenient way to share large files between the two. For small files, I often use email, but that has size limits. With Box, I can just upload a file on my laptop, then immediately go to my Desktop and download it. Easy peasy! It's even more convenient than using a flash drive. 2) I use it for sharing collaborative files, i.e. PowerPoint presentations that I'm giving with multiple presenters. It's not perfect, but it's the best way that I've found for keeping large PPTs, with multiple presenters, in sync (when I want to use PowerPoint and not Google Slides). I coordinate with the other people so that only one of us is working at a time, and when the one person is done and their changes are uploaded, the next person can take a turn at making edits. PowerPoint does have "auto-sync" functionality but I've found that using this Box method is even better!

Pros
The software is very straightforward to use. It's a simple interface. In its most basic form, it's just a place you can upload, download, and share files. If you are a (slightly) more advanced user, you can set up "Box Sync" so that a folder on your computer automatically syncs with Box. This is awesome to use as an automatic backup!

Cons
There's not much to dislike, but if I had to nitpick, it takes too menu menus and clicks to do things like (1) delete a file, (2) share a file, and (3) sync a file/folder. These are pretty much the only three things that I ever want to do, but they are hidden behind like 3-4 clicks and menu options.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Anonymous

Reliable, Safe, Cloud Storage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-09-12
Review Source: Capterra

I have been very happy with Box. I have had not issues that I can think of. Box Sync is being phased out [YES!] in favor of Box Drive, which is their new file streaming service. I love how even though with Box Drive, the files are not actually on my computer, they are available instantly as needed. It is the exact same feature, but much better implemented in my opinion than OneDrive Files On-Demand and Google Drive File Stream provide.

Pros
Ease of use. It is simple, whatever is in your Box Drive folder is what is on Box. It is very easy to share files with others. Files are safe, and I would recommend them to anyone.

Cons
Some users have to use a secure DAV connection, and Box severely throttles DAV connections. Moving files around using this takes a lot of time, BUT it does work for now.

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Zahra Habib

Stable Storage Solution

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-08-28
Review Source: Capterra

Its good, overall i have no complaints.

Pros
Its a stable solution. The free plan was good but we moved to Business because that's what we needed it for. So the mobile apps are good, desktop sync is instant and there are no hiccups involving security, privacy, sync, uploads and management

Cons
You can't really move your main folder of storage once it has been set up. I initially wanted it on Drive D, now I wish to move it, but Box doesn't allow it. I will need to uninstall and then reinstall the whole damn thing for the shift to take place. Dropbox didnt have this problem. Yes I use both.

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Box pricing

Starting from
€4.50/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
View Pricing Plans

Starter: €4.50 per user/month
Business: €13.50 per user/month
Enterprise: Contact Box for detailed pricing information.

Box Personal is always free for one user.

Offers a 2 week free trial.

Box features

API
Access Control
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
File Management
Permission Management
SSL Security
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

Activity Dashboard (131 other apps)
Activity Tracking (122 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (155 other apps)
Calendar Management (107 other apps)
Chat (137 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (143 other apps)
Projections (123 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Additional information for Box

Key features of Box

  • Online storage
  • File sharing links
  • Box Sync
  • Edit documents in the cloud
  • Admin and security controls
  • Mobile access
  • Data encryption
  • Security & encryption
  • User & security reporting
  • Data loss prevention (DLP)
  • Session & account management
  • Automatic updates
  • Real time online note-taking
  • Document editing
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Benefits

Content Management
Box is a simple, scalable and affordable solution to manage documents, media and all content online. Share files as a link. Sync files on the desktop. It’s file sharing, reinvented.

Mobile Access
Users can access, share and collaborate on files anywhere through our award-winning mobile apps. Share folders in a tap, exchange feedback or save files for offline access.

Online Workspaces
Users can turn any folder into a workspace to share with colleagues or outside clients. Exchange documents online. Track changes with version history. Assign basic tasks.

Administrative Controls
Box makes it easy to add and manage users through a centralized admin console. Set access permissions and passwords. Get SSL file encryption.

Integrate with Business Software
Box lets users seamlessly integrate and access content in other leading business applications like Google Apps, Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft SharePoint and others.