Best Windows 8 Apps
28 May 2013
I practically live on Dropbox. Between school and work, cloud storage is the only option when it comes to staying organized. I pay $10/month for over 100gb. Here's the thing: Dropbox does not sync or upload correctly (or at all) on my surface RT. Box does. I think I'll be switching everything over. Thanks box.
25 July 2013
Update: C'mon guys - can we get a "details" or "list" type view option yet?? This app has been updated several times over the last several months.
Would be handy to have an option to view files in a "details" or "list" type view instead of just the "icon" type view. In icon view, the file names get truncated because of the display real estate, so it's hard to tell which file is which if they all start with the same 30-40 characters.
6 May 2014
I previously had sad things to say about this app. Since the most recent updates, it performs MUCH better. Thanks Box!
23 October 2013
It would be great if the file names are shown in full, even for long file names in the list view. Will be good if there was a way to disable the annoying preview feature.
25 November 2012
Not a big fan of online storage, but when I received 50GB free with Box for Android, I've used it frequently for sharing photos straight from my phone without a USB or Bluetooth transfer. I want to rate it 5 stars, but I believe the Metro version is missing a few features, namely I can't create a folder yet. I'm sure they haven't left the feature out and I'm just overlooking it, I'll rate it 5 stars when I find it or when it's included.
9 May 2013
App is always improving and developer is listening to user requests. Very good metro application. Please provide multi-file or folder upload capability.
14 June 2013
Box is well integrated with Windows 8. I can copy files from my PC easily into folders and access them on my iPad and other computers. It's great!
23 May 2013
I have long file names and via box for Windows 8 app, I cant see the entire name, so I don't know which one to upload, need a full detail view or something to see the entire file name.
8 May 2014
After I upgrade to a new version of box, I can not log in anymore while in the previous version I log in easily.
24 May 2013
Come on box, don't release crappy apps here for windows 8. When I first came to know about this app, I thought, "Who needs a browser now?", and when I insatalled this app, I find there is neither a folder uploader nor a trash button and also no option of auto sync too. But why auto sync when I need to free up my computer space? My only qualms are: where are the 'Trash' and the 'Folder Uploader' buttons?
16 May 2013
Don't have this issue on my iPhone or iPad but it keeps crashing on my windows 8 tablet.
8 May 2013
I love box on the web and in an iPhone, in my Windows phone.?? Not to bad but it needs improvement. Now the win8 app sucks bad.
14 April 2013
It doesn't update my files when I'm done with them, the preview takes FOREVER to load, it messed up one of my files to the point that I can't even edit it anymore. This is just a horrible app, the worst box has put out. The one for the ipad/ipod is fine and their desktop version that you download straight to your desktop is good. Just download that, don't bother with this app.
3 April 2013
I use Box on windows 7 , on windows 8 I spent 30 min try to see how to change the settings , I wanted to change the box folder ,, it is so stupid..
13 August 2013
This is so far the best cloud storage app and service out there. Microsoft should take a cue from Box for some of it's own apps. If you don't have an account you should grab one.
Ps.: Love the navigation. just perfect
Great job Box TEAM
29 May 2013
Would like a little more accessibility to the admin controls. Cannot download multiple files at once?
25 October 2012
I didn't have a Box account but signed up to check out the Win8 app and it is great. Love the integration with the Share charm so I can send stuff to Box storage seamlessly from within Win8 apps.
24 May 2014
the app comes with the ability to download files. nevertheless, the option is grayed out!
23 August 2013
Compared with the SkyDrive app that quickly renders images and movies, this app was designed to do one thing, show you what you have. What? You want to go through your photo collection? Get used to incredibly slow preview of the photo to take a lot of your time. It is made with the old mentality that says "this is where you store your stuff, you'll need to download it to view it". Today people want to keep their stuff on cloud and view their stuff from the cloud. BOX is not modern that way.
30 July 2013
I like Box but the big problem with box for windows 8 is I can't sync a folder in my file system. Leave that I can't even download a folder from box to PC ..... this is a basic feature needed for any cloud storage app
5 May 2013
The app crashes tens of times every minute.
19 April 2013
16 April 2013
I can do pretty much everything I need to with my files. Unlike some other, "yep, you have a file there, good-bye" apps.
30 September 2012
This app is definitely seeing improvements. Kudos to all involved. The one *huge* thing missing is being able to save directly to this app from other desktop apps in Windows 8. (i.e., creating a new Office or Notepad document and being able to save it directly to this app.) We can, however, open an file in a Windows Desktop app via the Box app and save the changes to the Box version. Nice!
Bug: when "creating a new folder," the cursor doesn't automatically get set to the new folder name field.
13 September 2014
forever loading thumbnail, complicated file sync that doesn't quite work, cannot download file. Have to switch back to other clouds. Was lured by the large storage, spent ages uploading photos, hope I still have the originals.....
Funciona mucho mas rapido
3 September 2013
It really needs a more unified feel with the sync app. We need options to download or sync entire folders with this app. If I install the sync app, it leaves little point to even having this app at all. When we use this app to open files directly, it should allow us to save, at least temporarily, said file and have it automatically re-sync back to the cloud. Right now this is nothing more than a nice looking web page wrapper.
16 August 2013
Bought HP/win8 said 25gb free for life really only 5gigs:-( lame! Obfuscated access:-( full of windjamming trepedations. Useless unless pay $45/month
Got the 50 GB storage free with my HP Touchpad, This app is good but needs work. I want to download folders too, not just files...
Have been using BOX for a few years now & I really like it.
27 July 2013
I'm agreeing with the user named Shawn, It would be nice to have a details or list view, especially when you have files with long names.
The option to have scrolling go vertically like a webpage does would be nice too.