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Overview

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Box is the Content Cloud — a single, secure, easy-to-use platform built for the entire content lifecycle, from file creation...

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iCloud from Apple is a secure cloud storage solution for storing multiple types of content online, and across all your devices....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

Video & Screenshots

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Pricing

Starting from

20

/user

Per month

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

Starting from

0.01

  • Free trial available
  • Credit cardless trial
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

4.4

5.3K

5

4

3

2

1

2.9K

1.7K

475

105

58

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

4.7

1.6K

5

4

3

2

1

1.1K

299

77

22

7

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
96%
would recommend this app

Pros

It is a fantastic product and its security features give our business confidence to be in compliance with all regulations we are required to follow.
I like the simplicity and good features and the appropriate speed of Box platform, you can easily transfer files from any device to the cloud storage space of the box.
The interface of Box is great, and it is my favorite of the primary file-sharing platforms. Upload times seem relatively fast and sharing links with people outside my organization is great.

Pros

It is very good for backing up your data and from moving your data from one iPhone device to another. The customer service is also a great deal for me and I honestly give them 5 stars for that.
I like that it exists, and it's good to backup important things. I wish they gave you more space for free.
I love how easy it is to connect all things iCloud with my iPhone. I found this especially useful for backing up my devices and sharing photos.

Cons

Sadly it does not work on my kindle Ir the android tablet I had. With everything going mobile these days, you would think they'd be compatible by now.
This product has very limited functionality in some areas which could be a bit frustrating at times.
The organization of Box is awful, but this could be my company's fault.

Cons

I personally struggled with iCloud, finding my docs once they were uploaded, uploading, I felt like I was missing pieces, I was always concerned about losing things.
My account has been hacket but i can not recover all my phone and... lost it.
Most Apple products specifically require iCloud to function properly, which is difficult due to Apple’s lack of specialized software with no alternate options.
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Key features

  • Total features128
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Sharing
  • Assignment Management
  • Audio File Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Brainstorming
  • CMS Integration
  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deadline Management
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Encryption
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Filtering
  • For Nonprofits
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Historical Reporting
  • Image Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Messaging
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Capture
  • Monitoring
  • Multimedia Support
  • Offline Access
  • Password Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure File Viewer
  • Secure Login
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Monitoring
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management
  • Total features12
  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Approval Process Control
  • Archiving & Retention
  • Asset Categorization
  • Asset Library
  • Asset Lifecycle Management
  • Asset Sharing
  • Assignment Management
  • Audio File Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Backup
  • Backup and Recovery
  • Brainstorming
  • CMS Integration
  • Campaign Management
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Commenting/Notes
  • Communication Management
  • Compliance Management
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Configurable Workflow
  • Contact Management
  • Content Library
  • Content Management
  • Content Publishing Options
  • Cost Estimating
  • Customizable Branding
  • Customizable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deadline Management
  • Discussions/Forums
  • Document Automation
  • Document Capture
  • Document Classification
  • Document Generation
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Document Templates
  • Drag & Drop
  • Electronic Forms
  • Electronic Signature
  • Employee Activity Monitoring
  • Encryption
  • Engagement Tracking
  • File Conversion
  • File Management
  • File Sharing
  • File Transfer
  • Filtering
  • For Nonprofits
  • Forms Management
  • Full Text Search
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Historical Reporting
  • Image Library
  • Meeting Management
  • Messaging
  • Metadata Management
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile App
  • Mobile Capture
  • Monitoring
  • Multimedia Support
  • Offline Access
  • Password Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Tracking
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-Time Monitoring
  • Real-Time Notifications
  • Real-Time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Reporting/Analytics
  • Reporting/Project Tracking
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SEO Management
  • SSL Security
  • Search/Filter
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure File Viewer
  • Secure Login
  • Single Sign On
  • Status Tracking
  • Subcontractor Monitoring
  • Tagging
  • Task Editing/Updating
  • Task Management
  • Task Planning
  • Task Progress Tracking
  • Task Scheduling
  • Task Tagging
  • Template Management
  • Templates
  • Text Editing
  • Third-Party Integrations
  • To-Do List
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • User Management
  • Version Control
  • Video Management
  • Video Support
  • Watermarking
  • Workflow Management

Integrations

  • Total integrations456
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier
  • Total integrations67
  • Asana
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Okta
  • OneDrive
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Zapier

User reviews that mention these apps

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Domingo Z.

Food & Beverages, 51-200 employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Box

Facil uso

Reviewed a year ago

Yo usaba icloud y desde que descubri esta me gusta muchisimo mas es todo mas sencillo

Pros

La facilidad para entender el funcionamiento de la aplicacion clara y sencilla

Cons

El precio es un factor que se podria mejorar

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Courtney N.

Nonprofit Organization Management, 1-10 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Box

Makes file sharing super easy

Reviewed 4 years ago

It's a useful tool that you should use if you can afford it!

Pros

I love that when I edit a file it automatically gets saved in Box so other team members can edit the latest version! It takes files out of email so that you can find them much quicker.

Cons

I just think it is overpriced for what it offers. It's essentially a fancy way of storing files but is more experience than Google or icloud storage.

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Education Management, 10,001+ employees

Used monthly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Box

Similar to Google Drive

Reviewed 3 years ago

It’s alright. It is not too amazing. I wish it was easier to use it and save documents

Pros

It allows multiple people to access the same documents without distorting the document. Also, it is another way to expand your storage apart from Google Drive or iCloud

Cons

It is hard to navigate to the document shared by others, and it doesn’t tell you before hand if someone deleted it.

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George G.

Museums and Institutions, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Box

Not quite as robust as Drop Box or iCloud, but very workable

Reviewed 5 years ago
Pros

It's easy to set up and give levels of permissions to users both inside and outside your organization— slightly easier than Google Drive, in fact. With the Box Drive add-on, files stay online and work with your computer as though they were local through the Finder/Windows Explorer.

Cons

iCloud Drive and Drop Box offer tighter, easier integration into the Finder/Windows Explorer. For example, deleted files are immediately deleted without going to a recycle bin. Box can also be a huge system hog, particularly since my work location has a super slow internet connection. File naming isn't as flexible as iCloud or Drop Box either— it gives me problems with special symbols that other services have no problem understanding.

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Robert M.

Construction, 11-50 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Box

Good to average Icloud platform

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

Box does what most icloud platforms do these days, they integrate with other users in the paid versions and have pay brackets to increase storage space for bigger teams. Similar to dropbox in most areas and between the too not much.

Cons

In a professional capacity Box was useful 5 years ago, but now with google drive integration is a lot easy with this type of product.

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Manfredd A.

Telecommunications, 5,001-10,000 employees

Used weekly for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Box

Intuitive

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

The cloud base easy to store the pics, files videos, etc, also I used to save documents and important and PDF.

Cons

I'm not pretty sure about it is possible to link with other stores apps for me is important to link with other store app link google Drive or Icloud. to be honest I couldn't find that option

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Hannah B.

Hospital & Health Care, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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Overall Rating
  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Box

Great software where all your work and documents can be stored and accessed easily

Reviewed 6 years ago
Pros

There are a lot of great benefits to using this software. You can have all of your work and important documents stored in one general area where the are stored securely in the iCloud. You are able to work offline, which is a plus. You are able to share and review your documents or photos, make comments, collaborate with others, etc.

Cons

Occasionally there are technical issues such as files not being able to load immediately. The issue usually resolved itself.

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Luiz D.

Telecommunications, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for less than 6 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Box

Works just like Dropbox, but with more free space

Reviewed 8 years ago

I discovered this service much later after I started using Dropbox and found it a good complement because now I keep some files in one service and other files in the other, taking advantage of the free storage while it lasts (most companies start with free and then end that or make it a lot less appealing). As a Mac user I already have space in iCloud too, so the appeal of these services is specifically related to the ability of sharing folders with others.

Pros

Simple interface, easy to use and very reliable in keeping it all synchronized

Cons

In regard to the ability of sharing folders, I feel that Dropbox is better than BOX and the new integration with the Mac OS makes it a lot more appealing than BOX.

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Financial Services, 1-10 employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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iCloud

I only use it because it's native to the Macbook and iPhone, otherwise I wouldn't

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

It comes almost working out of the box with all Apple products

Cons

It isn't as pleasing to use as Google Drive, bad UX/UI

AR
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Consumer Goods, 10,001+ employees

Used daily for 2+ years

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  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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iCloud

iCloud to the Rescue

Reviewed 2 years ago

iCloud has made team collaboration so much easier and faster. Our team has greatly enjoyed the addition of this software to their tool box.

Pros

iCloud is a software that updates immediately which has saved many lost documents and photographs.

Cons

Sometimes iCloud is difficult to navigate on a computer vs a mobile device.

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Alexandru Cristian I.

Internet, 51-200 employees

Used daily for 6-12 months

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  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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iCloud

A regular iCloud user sharing his thoughts

Reviewed 2 years ago

Happy iCloud user in the end, and the most nice thing is that I can use the same account on all my Apple devices, and get on touch with the data in seconds.

Pros

- It comes 'out of the box' with the Apple products - It is very easy to use - Contains helper explanation on how to be used

Cons

- The storage that comes free is not that much - The price for upgrade it's a bit high