As we all know that Windows 8 is going to make its presence on Thursday and for this BOX, an online storage service recently announced that their services is officially available for Widows 8.
With this announcement of Simon Tan, Product Manager of Mobile from Box announced it via blog that everyone can download Box for free from Windows Store
According to company, Box for Windows 8 is a unique member of our mobile app family – it includes all the features you love from our other mobile apps, plus it takes advantage of built-in platform functionality to create a deeply integrated experience with the operating system that’s exclusive to Windows 8.
Windows 8 provides hooks for apps to act as a source for file picking (say, when choosing an attachment for an email or changing your profile picture) and file saving, so naturally we jumped at the chance to take advantage of these. Box for Windows 8 acts as both a file source and a file target, so all your Windows 8 apps can make use of content stored on Box without any additional work by other developers – meaning you can grab a file from Box to attach to an email OR save an attachment someone sent you directly to your Box account.
You’ll get a nice summary view that lets you jump to any letter, date or size (when sorted by name, date and size respectively) – built using the Semantic Zoom functionality on Windows 8. This will definitely come in handy when hunting for that one file starting with “W.”
Live Tiles are a defining characteristic of Windows 8, and our app wouldn’t be complete without them. We took one of the defining characteristics of Box – the updates feed – and married that to Live Tiles to bring recent updates right to your attention on the Windows 8 Start screen.
Box is all about collaboration – when it comes time to share your files with others to work on, we give you all the options you’ll need. Add collaborators via email addresses (even choosing right from the People app) and you can even set which level of permissions they’ll have – upload only, or preview and download only? It’s all up to you.
Rest safe knowing that you’re using company credentials (that can be revoked if you ever lose your device) and that you can protect your content from curious fingers if you happen to lose your device.
All around the globe, we’re seeing more businesses than ever turn to Box for simple, secure sharing and collaboration. That’s why Box for Windows 8 has built-in support for French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian and Chinese, with additional language support coming in the future. So whether sharing content in Paris, Munich or Lisbon, you’ll be able to use Box in the language of your choic