Hands-On With The Official Windows 8 App For Popular Cloud Service Box Share
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Cloud services are a great way to keep your important data safe and within reach all the time. Popular services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive and Box, all provide you with both free and paid storage options to upload, sync and retrieve your data. With online cloud storage, you no longer need to take your portable mass storage devices to access the data while on the go. For instance, if you are going for an important presentation to another city, instead of saving the presentation to your thumb drive, you can upload it to your online storage account for easy access. Usually, cloud services have a web portal that allows you to upload, download and manage files and folders, but some of them also offer clients for desktop and mobile platforms. With the Windows Store slowly expanding, it seems it won’t be long before we have official Windows 8 apps for all popular cloud services. In what follows, we’re going to take the official Windows 8 app of famous cloud storage service Box for a spin. The app lets you upload and delete files, add descriptive comments to them, sort them into folders and pin them as tiles to the Start Screen.

In order to download the app, head over to Store from Start Screen, use Win+Q hotkey combination to bring up Search charms. Now type in “Box” and hit enter. The search results will appear in the left side of the screen. Look for the blue tile named Box.

Box Search

Just open the main page of the Box app and click the Install button available on the left side to download and install the app to your PC.

Box Store Main

The main window asks you to either create a new account, or sign in with an existing account. After signing in, you can see your files organized into several categories, such as All Files, Recent Files, Updates etc. Click the title of any category to access the required files.

Box Main

Once inside a category, you can view files, create folders, move files to other folders etc. The Sort button at the top allows you sort the files by Name, Date and Size.

Box Category

When you open a file, the app shows a thumbnail of the file along with the comments. You can click the file to download it to your computer. Right-clicking the image lets you upload a newer version of the file, delete it from your account etc.

Box File

Box works on both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 8. We tested it without problems on Windows 8 64-bit.

Get Box from Windows Store

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