About Box

Box is the Content Cloud — a single, secure, easy-to-use platform built for the entire content lifecycle, from file creation and sharing, to co-editing, signature, classification, and retention. Work securely from anywhere, and integrate your tech stack across 1,500+ best-of-breed apps. Trusted by 100K+ of the world’s leading organizations, including AstraZeneca, JLL, and Nationwide, Box has been named a Leader by all major industry analyst firms. To read those reports and find out how Box customers achieve a 332% ROI, visit box.com/resources. Founded in 2005, Box is headquartered in Redwood City, CA, with offices across the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia Pacific.

Pricing starting from:

USD 5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of Box

Protect your content
Keep your files safe with cloud-native security and compliance capabilities like granular access controls, watermarking, and classification. Stay proactive with Box Shield’s machine learning and the ability to set policies that detect threats. 

Empower your people
With everything from file annotations to tasks, working together on files is easy on Box. Collaborate in real time with people both inside and outside your business, no matter the device or software they’re using, and do it from anywhere. 

Connect your business
Securely connect your content to the rest of your tech stack with 1,500+ pre-built integrations (e.g., Zoom, Slack, Google Workspace, and Microsoft 365), and extend Box to meet your organization’s unique needs using developer tools and APIs.

Devices

Business size

S M L

Markets

Australia, Canada, China, Germany, United Kingdom and 3 others, India, Japan, United States

Supported Languages

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian and 3 others, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Pricing starting from:

USD 5.00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to Box

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Box Software - In the Content Cloud, you get a single, secure, easy-to-use platform built for the entire content lifecycle, from file creation and sharing, to editing, signature, and retention.
Box Software - Keep your files safe with cloud-native security and compliance capabilities like granular access controls, watermarking, and classification. Stay proactive with Box Shield’s machine learning and the ability to set policies that detect threats.
Box Software - Power secure collaboration from anywhere with a central workspace to edit, review, and assign tasks.
Box Software - Integrate your tech stack across popular, best-of-breed apps.
Box Software - Get e-signatures right where your content lives in Box. Power a simple, seamless signing experience for critical business documents like sales contracts and offer letters.
Box Software - Create workflows in minutes, so you spend more time on what matters most.
Box Software - Work from anywhere across any device. Securely share files with your team, customers or external agencies with the Box Mobile app.
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Box Software - In the Content Cloud, you get a single, secure, easy-to-use platform built for the entire content lifecycle, from file creation and sharing, to editing, signature, and retention. Box Software - Keep your files safe with cloud-native security and compliance capabilities like granular access controls, watermarking, and classification. Stay proactive with Box Shield’s machine learning and the ability to set policies that detect threats. Box Software - Power secure collaboration from anywhere with a central workspace to edit, review, and assign tasks. Box Software - Integrate your tech stack across popular, best-of-breed apps. Box Software - Get e-signatures right where your content lives in Box. Power a simple, seamless signing experience for critical business documents like sales contracts and offer letters. Box Software - Create workflows in minutes, so you spend more time on what matters most. Box Software - Work from anywhere across any device. Securely share files with your team, customers or external agencies with the Box Mobile app.

Features

Total features of Box: 128

  • @mentions
  • API
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • 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
  • Customisable Branding
  • Customisable Forms
  • Customizable Templates
  • Dashboard Creation
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Migration
  • Data Recovery
  • Data Security
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Deadline Management
  • Digital Signature
  • 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
  • Multiple Format Support
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Offline Access
  • Password Management
  • Prioritization
  • Progress Tracking
  • Project Management
  • Project Planning
  • Project Planning/Scheduling
  • Project Templates
  • Project Tracking
  • Project Workflow
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Editing
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Real Time Reporting
  • Real Time Synchronization
  • Real-time Updates
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Remote Support Software
  • 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
  • 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

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Reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5
(3,941)
Value for Money
4.3/5
Features
4.3/5
Ease of Use
4.4/5
Customer Support
4.2/5

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Narasimhan (nari) S.
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  • Industry: Research
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Monthly for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent enterprise class cloud storage and workflow integration software

Reviewed on 03/12/2019

Mostly it is a very stable and secure cloud backup tool, great for workflow and content management...

Mostly it is a very stable and secure cloud backup tool, great for workflow and content management in groups.

Pros

I used it and introduced it to my research group when I was in grad school few years back. We also ended up getting a larger size account to fit our needs. University purchasing handled the financial side of it, but I'd like to think our recommendations for enteprise scale buys were taken heed.
BoxSync when used in conjuction with a box account does a great job of doing automatic backups on the cloud, that also help in access from different computers/collaborators simple.
It can handle large file sizes (5 GB file upload limit) for most work, has excellent integration with word processing for online document editing. Note, I have not tried very large single file uploads yet, the largest has been a movie file of 750 MB.
Recently they added notes feature which is useful for commenting while sharing files.
Mostly it is a very stable and secure cloud backup tool, great for workflow and content management in groups.

Cons

I dont know if they ever had a referral program unlike dropbox. No other major drawbacks as a user. By default, it sends a lot of emails whenever anything is changed in the folders. turning off that feature took a while to figure out for me.

Alternatives Considered

OneDrive and Google Drive

Reasons for Choosing Box

Dropbox wasnt giving enough space for the cost back then. Hence we switched to Box.

Switched From

Dropbox Paper
Ali K.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Transfer and share files easily and securely in the cloud

Reviewed on 07/03/2021

One of the first options in transferring our files and offering in the list of required and...

One of the first options in transferring our files and offering in the list of required and recommended items to companies and organizations that we consult. If you have different meetings and need different files in the meetings, safely create a secure cloud space of your files in the box because one day it will come in handy. Having a backup on the secure cloud storage is always life-saving, and experience has shown that floppy disks, CDs, and flash drives and computer headers are not enough for a successful business.

Pros

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. I like its speed and security, you will not feel any strangeness with the software. E-Signature make it more secure and Integration with lot of apps is wonderful. The cost and price is very reasonable and economical compared to the many features it provides to the user.‌ Data Loss Protection is great.

Cons

The graphic design of the dashboard should be simpler and more tangible and can be changed to the liking of the admin, Also a feature in the dashboard should be added to display the status of shared files and folders, and the latest status of views and downloads to be clearly and simply visible to the admin.

Alternatives Considered

DocSend and Hightail

Reasons for Choosing Box

We were looking for more features and less cost to store information

Reasons for Switching to Box

Having a powerful and secure tool with modern features and at the same time easy to use for storing Documents and data in the cloud with affordable price
Sm iftekhar S.
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  • Industry: Import & Export
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 6.0 /10

A great software for secure cloud data storing for Business.

Reviewed on 04/09/2021

Overall, it's an excellent data storing software with excellent features within competitive...

Overall, it's an excellent data storing software with excellent features within competitive pricing. Anyone can consider this software while buying others like google drive or onedrive.

Pros

I knew Box from my childhood. I used this software for the free space that offers. In business, I subscribed to a box for storing my important data & collaboration. It was secure, fast & responsive most of the time. It has a great interface & our team could easily manage the software very easily.

Cons

The software is well built & I love how it works but sometimes there are some syncing issues in the background. Furthermore, many of our employees face issues while using it from their smartphones.

Alternatives Considered

OneDrive and Google Drive

Reasons for Switching to Box

This software was pretty popular at that time & more importantly I was used to its interface. It has good security & well-balanced subscriptions for business.
Matthew G.
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  • Industry: Computer Software
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  • Likelihood to recommend 4.0 /10

Preference really depends on how and when you entered the market

Reviewed on 18/01/2016

Pros

They concentrated on the enterprise first, which is valid. Therefore security has always been tight, platform support is solid, and enterprise administration is very robust. Shared folders are great in a workplace and make everything very simple to get the right docs to the right people when they need them. Box is definitely an enterprise company, with the support to back up that claim.

Cons

I should start by saying I tried Box, Dropbox, and Drive head-to-head back when everyone was going to cloud-storage and my experience with Box since then has been on and off. I'm still a current user of Drive and Dropbox and I pay for both every month. Our office doesn't need the level of admin support Box provides, which is the only feature that puts it ahead of the competition.

Box was just never as feature complete as Dropbox, I don't want a separate cloud storage provider for business and for home use and Box lacked simple tools like automatic photo upload. As well, the web interface lacks and the uploads feel slower and more prone to error when compared to Dropbox. It's improved lately but it's still behind in file viewing support, etc.

Also paid users have a max file size!!! Unacceptable if you do any sort of video/graphics work.

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  • Industry: Marketing & Advertising
  • Company size: 1,001-5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Excellent document storage & management

Reviewed on 14/06/2021

Box empowered us to build a robust document repository that makes it simple for anyone on our team...

Box empowered us to build a robust document repository that makes it simple for anyone on our team to find the files they're looking for.

Pros

Box has made our lives a million times easier by empowering us to store, organize, and share files of all types. We save our company assets, photos, Microsoft Word/Powerpoint/Excel docs, PDFs, etc in various folders. We love the ability to tag files so we can find them easily. The document sharing features are excellent. I especially like the preview feature (it's much better than Google Drive's preview option).

Cons

My biggest complaint about Box isn't Box's fault – it's my company's settings. My company chose to have shared file links expire after about 30 days, which is a pain in the neck sometimes.

Alternatives Considered

Dropbox Business

Reasons for Choosing Box

Box has a superior interface for storing & previewing non-Google files (ex. Microsoft Powerpoints).

Switched From

Dropbox Business and Google Drive

Reasons for Switching to Box

Box was superior in how files were stored & shared.
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Box offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: USD 5.00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Starter: $5 per user/month Business: $15 per user/month Business Plus: $25 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 has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1,000, 1,001+

Box supports the following languages:

Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Swedish

Box supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Box integrates with the following applications:

DocuSign, Microsoft 365, NetSuite, Okta, Salesforce Sales Cloud, ServiceNow, Slack, Webex

Box offers the following support options:

FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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