What is Box?

The Box API gives you access to the content management features you see in our web app and lets you extend them for use in your own app. It strives to be RESTful and is organized around the main resources you’re familiar with from the Box web interface.
Box is a tool in the File Storage category of a tech stack.

Who uses Box?

62 companies reportedly use Box in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, SendGrid, and UNIQLO.

164 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Box.

Box Integrations

G Suite, Zendesk, Salesforce Sales Cloud, Typeform, and DocuSign are some of the popular tools that integrate with Box. Here's a list of all 67 tools that integrate with Box.
Pros of Box
Easy to work with
Shared file hosting
Great API
Ability to see who has downloaded the file you sent
No brainer
Integration with external services
Great web UI
Custom branding
Clean Interface
Decisions about Box

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Box in their tech stack.

Shared insights

Anyone recommend a good connector like Kloudless for connecting a SaaS app to Dropbox/Box etc? Cheers

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Blog Posts

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Box's Features

  • Enterprise-grade file sharing
  • Native mobile apps
  • File sharing links
  • Desktop App
  • Version History
  • Share folders
  • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and AES-256 bit encryption
  • Password protected sharing
  • Full-text search
  • SDK's for iOS, Android, Python, Ruby, Java, OS X (thrid party: C# .NET, PHP, JS, Nodejs, Perl)
  • API/SDK's allow for: Reading and writing files, sharing, search, comments, and restoring files to past revisions

Box Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Box?
Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
Outlook.com is a free, personal email service from Microsoft. Keep your inbox clutter-free with powerful organizational tools, and collaborate easily with OneDrive and Office Online integration.
Google Drive
Keep photos, stories, designs, drawings, recordings, videos, and more. Your first 15 GB of storage are free with a Google Account. Your files in Drive can be reached from any smartphone, tablet, or computer.
Microsoft SharePoint
It empowers teamwork with dynamic and productive team sites for every project team, department, and division. Share and manage content, knowledge, and applications to empower teamwork, quickly find information, and seamlessly collaborate across the organization.
A suite of client-server software for creating and using file hosting services The most deployed self-hosted file share and collaboration platform on the web. Access & collaborate across your devices.
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Box's Followers
206 developers follow Box to keep up with related blogs and decisions.