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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?

48 companies reportedly use Box in their tech stacks, including LinkedIn, Pandora, and Anaplan.

93 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Box.

Box Integrations

G Suite, Zendesk, Woopra, DocuSign, and Filestack are some of the popular tools that integrate with Box. Here's a list of all 32 tools that integrate with Box.

Why developers like Box?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Box
Box Reviews

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


I use box as an broker between my phone's data storage and my home networks backup storage. Box allowed me to automated backup of photos and videos to their cloud storage and in turn, schedule syncs of this data from Box to local network storage. This is a decent solution for me as it essentially offers on-premises backup in case I lose my phone and it also offers off-site back up inherently in case of local data loss, fire, etc. Box

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Anthony Lee
Anthony Lee
Masters in Computer Science · | 1 upvotes · 951 views

We use box business account for cloud storage. It is our main file stroage. Box

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Lucas Litton
Lucas Litton
Chief Executive Officer at Shuttlestack Studios, Inc. · | 1 upvotes · 875 views

We use Box because I have always been a fan of Box over other platforms and ever since we've adapted to Box, the company has been running very smooth with storage and file sharing.

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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?
Google Drive
The Drive SDK gives you a group of APIs along with client libraries, language-specific examples, and documentation to help you develop apps that integrate with Drive. The core functionality of Drive apps is to download and upload files in Google Drive. However, the Drive SDK provides a lot more than just storage.
Harness the power of Dropbox. Connect to an account, upload, download, search, and more.
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.
In computing,It is a free-software storage platform, implements object storage on a single distributed computer cluster, and provides interfaces for object-, block- and file-level storage.
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.
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Box's Followers
102 developers follow Box to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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