Box Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

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Box

Secure Content and File Sharing. Free Cloud Storage.

4.25/5 (777 reviews)
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Box works in any browser and allows you to easily store and manage all your content online. It also lets you share files instantly and access documents from anywhere. No matter what device you choose, get fast, easy access to documents, project plans, presentations and videos. Always have the latest pitch for your 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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Box Reviews (777)

Most positive review

 Box is Great

I think that box is a great way for companies to securely store data across many teams. Much safer and more secure than many alternatives that exist on the market .

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Reviewed 10th of July, 2016 by A verified reviewer

Most critical review

 Highly Polished stone.....possibly coal

- Security? Encryption? - Exposed public links even if you think its outside the firewall - Box is the lotus notes of cloud storage. It really is. Box is the supposed professional big brother of dropbox. Feature wise its not. Security wise its not. In fact the only reason why I can figure ...

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Reviewed 28th of November, 2016 by Stewart Farr

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Security and privacy

Encryption

Yes
Encryption of sensitive data at rest
Yes
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

No
Multi-factor authentication options

Data policy

Yes
Data backup in multiple locations/GEO regions
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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Small Business
Devices Supported
Android, iPhone-iPad, iPhone, iPad, Windows Phone
Supported Countries
Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish
Support Options
FAQs, Knowledge Base

Box Pricing

Starting from: $5.00/month
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Box Personal is always free for one user.

Box Business starts from $5/user/month

Competitors Pricing

SecureDocs

Starting from: $300.00/month
Pricing model: Subscription

Soonr Workplace

Starting from: $9.95/month
Pricing model: Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Ftopia

Starting from: €2.50/month
Pricing model: Freemium
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

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Key Features of Box

  • Online storage
  • Mobile app
  • File sharing links
  • Box Sync
  • Edit documents in the cloud
  • Password protected sharing
  • Enhanced collaboration
  • Admin and security controls
  • Mobile device management

Benefits

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

Mobile Access
You 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
You can turn any folder into a workspace you can 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 you seamlessly integrate and access content in other leading business applications like Google Apps, Salesforce, NetSuite, Microsoft SharePoint and others.

Alternatives to Box

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Carl Flynn

Excellent Enterprise Cloud Storage

14/03/2017

Box provides a robust platform for secure cloud-file storage for our academic community. Its rich feature set for file management, its security features and its mobile platform create a productivity platform that works for everyone from our administration to faculty to students. Box works with Net+ to provide higher education competitive pricing options and was great to work with to adapt to our IT security environment.

Pros

I love the options the Box platform provides for previewing, editing and sharing files once they are uploaded to the platform. Using Box has streamlined my workflow and helped to create a more collaborative environment in my organization.

Cons

The feature set for Box is very robust, and growing. They are very responsive to client feedback and quick to innovate based on complaints. There are few things I would critique on the current platform.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Software Advice
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Morgan Dominique

The learning curve was pretty simple as the program is very intuitive but we had multiple files go missing and customer support was not able to provide assistance or a solution which has been frustrating.

12/03/2017

We have been very frustrated with the loss of files but it was an investment of time and money to get our whole team set up with box so we have been sticking it out. We set a timeline internally where if we are still having problems with lackluster customer support we will need to switch systems.

Pros

Very intuitive Simple to use Compatible with many other programs and devices Easy to explain to new team members

Cons

"Syncing" has been unclear and inconsistent Files go missing at random and are unable to be recovered Customer service has not been able to provide solutions, support, timely coorespondance and assistance, or able to recover missing files

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Andy Golden

Browser-based storage

11/03/2017

Great storage system for docs across platforms. Leverages web based access and enables rapid access to storage from any browser. Also integrates to data platforms.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Erica Christiansen

Very easy to use.

27/02/2017

Box is straight forward. They have made wonderful improvements to their online interface. After this update, I don't see any reason to interact with your documents in the old fashioned way at all.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Samar Singh

Easy but not my style

24/02/2017

This is great to use instead of Google Drive-- but in my opinion, there are many other software programs that would do better with organizing and sharing documents with your team/office.

Pros

Very easy to navigate

Cons

Messy Format

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Software Advice
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Ravi Musuku

Box for file sharing

22/02/2017

Great too to share the information securily between individuals and teams, it's an enterprise tool to implement

Pros

Safe and secure to transfer files

Cons

Have to create an account

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Likelihood to recommend

6/10

Recommendations to others considering Box

Good for storing and sharing data files

Source: Capterra
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Anna Dennison

Box is a great staple all around!

22/02/2017

Box has been very reliable and user friendly. The price point is right, all the basics are there, and even I can operate it with little confusion! It's a great general tool for any kind of file sharing.

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Source: Capterra
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Brooke Schepker

Great cloud-based storage

22/02/2017

I've used Box for the past 6 years and have never been disappointed. I like the ability to set the various privacy settings for different folders, and love the expiration ability for files shared that you don't want to have available for eternity. For us, it makes sharing files with customers a snap.

Pros

Ability to expire links, privacy setting options

Cons

It can get a bit pricey for larger teams with multi-media files.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jacob Dobscha

Great if you don't have Drive

09/02/2017

This is an excellent product, and very user-friendly. This was revolutionary for me at first, as I could store everything "in the cloud" and share documents with my colleagues. Then Google Drive came out and became more widespread. Now that we have that, we have switched much of our collaboration with documents to Google Drive since it integrates so easily with Gmail.

Pros

Easy to use, and nearly anyone can use it.

Cons

Google Drive is free, and much of the sharing of documents that you do on there can be done on Drive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10

Recommendations to others considering Box

I wouldn't spend money on it if you already have Drive.

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James Pope

James Pope Review

09/02/2017

I've had a very satisfying experience. The functionality, features, and UI/UX is very warming and welcoming. There's a couple features we would like to have and some things to be reworked but overall I really like Box and would recommend it to those who need Cloud storage & collaboration.

Pros

Collaboration

Cons

Box Sync

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10

Recommendations to others considering Box

None

Source: Capterra
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