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Box for iOS updated with Touch ID support, Today widget, favorites feature and more

Box for iOS updated with Touch ID support, Today widget, favorites feature and more

November 12, 2014

The official iOS app of the popular cloud storage service Box has just been updated with new features for iOS 8 along with other improvements.

One of the most notable new features brought by the app’s latest update is support for unlocking Box using Touch ID as an alternative to passcode protection in iOS 8.

Also in iOS 8, the update ads support for Box’s very own Today widget in the Notification Center. Box’s Today widget lets you quickly access up to five of your most recent files, create a new Box Note, take photos and videos to be uploaded to Box, and view offline and favorite files and folders.



Speaking of “favorite,” the new version of Box features the introduction of Favorites functionality, enabling you to flag files and folders for quick and easy access.

The new version of Box also includes the following enhancements:

  • In-folder search capabilities
  • Box Bookmarks are now accessible
  • Support for previewing password-protected Office and iWork files
  • Automatic photo upload for Personal Pro subscribers and Enterprise users
  • Additional stability improvements and bug fixes

Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad running iOS 7.0 or later, Box is available on the App Store for free, with in-app purchases offered for unlocking pro subscriptions.

See also: Google updates Drive and Maps apps with iOS 8 optimizations and new features, Dropbox app updated with optimizations for iPhone 6 and support for Touch ID on iOS 8, and Microsoft updates OneDrive for iOS with support for passcode, Touch ID, iPhone 6 and more.

Mentioned apps

Box for iPhone and iPad
Box for iPhone and iPad
Box, Inc.

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