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Box 2.0 Outshines Dropbox

Andrew Parsonson
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Dropbox has been the market leader in mobile cloud storage, however there is a new horse in the race Box 2.0. With a new integrated document viewer it offers a wide range of advantages over Dropbox.

Dropbox has been the market leaders in mobile cloud storage, however Box 2.0 is set to challenge that crown. Dropbox mobile has always had two major drawbacks, firstly the limited free space and secondly the need to open to second application to view documents.

Dropbox gives a small initial storage space of 1GB, however you can do various things to gain extra free storage. It is however frustrating to have to worry about earning your free space and if you are not referring friends you are unlikely to get very much.

Box 2.0 however has two major advantages to Dropbox. Firstly Box 2.0 comes with 5GB of free space which you are unlikely to fill quickly. Secondly and most importantly to most Dropbox users is it comes with a document viewer that supports 75 different types of files. The file types include: Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, Adobe PDFs, Photoshop files and more.

This however, is not the end of Box 2.0’s feature list. The service includes automatic updating offline folder and files, complete transfer manager as well as a completely browser-less experience.

If you have had the same frustration I have had with Dropbox then Box 2.0 is a great alternative. Dropbox is the Myspace of its day about to be surpassed by the Facebook of cloud storage.

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  • Varis Nov 17, 2012 Link

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  • Richard Hoppins Nov 17, 2012 Link

    This sounds great, I wonder what Android levels it supports?

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  • Andrew Parsonson Nov 17, 2012 Link

    @Richard - I have a Galaxy Pocket running Android 2.3.6 and it did give me a warning that the screen was a bit small to run the App. However, it did install and run perfectly fine.

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  • PatPion Nov 17, 2012 Link

    Don't discount Dropbox just yet. They haven't been resting on their laurels and have something big coming according to rumours.

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  • Andrew Parsonson Nov 17, 2012 Link

    Looking forward to it PatPion, will definitely be covering the news when it comes out.

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  • chinu Nov 17, 2012 Link

    I'm not able to see it play store... Can you give me the link for download please

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  • Andrew Parsonson Nov 17, 2012 Link

    @Chinu, I also had some problems finding it. Search for "Box storage" and it will be the first search result that comes up.

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    DaBartonator Nov 17, 2012 Link

    I got a box and a dropbox at the same time almost two years ago...two weeks ago box increased my storage from 5 to 50gb of storage for being a loyal customer..bye bye drop box...only you left out the cool feature of a desktop folder for box, download the exe run it and it sets up everything for you so its a drag and drop type of thing

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  • chinu Nov 17, 2012 Link

    Thanx andrew for the help.... Downloaded the same

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  • HendrikJB Nov 18, 2012 Link

    Cannot find it in the Google Play Store.

    However came across MegaCloud that gives 8GB free storage. Comparison?

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