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Box Windows Phone and Windows 8.1

Box completely rebuilds Windows Phone and Windows 8.1 apps

When it comes to storing your files in the cloud you’ve got a plethora of choices. That said, products like OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and Box dominate the headlines. Today one of those is picking up an update. We haven’t seen an update for Box on Windows Phone (and Windows 8.1) in quite some time.

Head to the Windows Phone Store and you can see Box sitting at version It’s a pretty major update, especially for those who use Box regularly. Here’s what’s new:

  • Improved menus, breadcrumbs and other navigation experiences
  • Improved transfer manager
  • Rebuilt apps
  • Language support for Polish and Turkish

We haven’t seen a major update to Box since they decided to ‘double down’ on Windows Phone and Windows 8 last year. The apps were later updated a few months later to pick security updates. Today’s update improves the Box Windows Phone app by improving the UI throughout and rebuilding the app.


The team at Box is saying that these apps have been completely rebuilt from the ground up. The apps are now faster and more reliable. Box has a blog post out about the apps for Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. They don’t specifically cite detailed changelogs in the blog post, instead we’re seeing those listed in the Windows Phone Store and Windows Store.

According to the Windows Store, here’s what you get with Box on Windows 8.1: update includes new snap view layouts for Windows 8.1, new search control inside the app for Windows 8.1, new large Live tile and smoother file preview pages with progressive loading.

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Big updates for Box users on Windows Phone and Windows 8.1. Download the apps and let us know what you think!

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rubenbest says:

Metro looking?

MadSci2 says:

There is also the ability to password protect access to your account, similar to EverNote's App.

Huge update! Great for Box users!

Bgrubb says:

Nice to see them finally update this app.

rockstarzzz says:

Does it mean this is an universal app? Or two separate old apps getting two times updates?

My only question for all the cloud apps: Why not implement the "auto upload" feature built in the WP?? No one does this.

ZvjerOPC says:

Maybe after official WP8.1 update...

Karthik Naik says:

its handy to have two, i have 50gb onedrive and 50gb box(both free for lifetime) but i use it as a 100gb cloud with different sets of data, music, photos etc

Jagar Tharn says:


i use onedrive as my main cloud but also  have 50 gb from an old  Xperia offer  that i am using for larger files

Box app on windows 8 and windows phone sucks badly . The webapp is ok though

Sobr0801 says:

Does it have offline storage? Worthless to me without it.

nelsonecm says:

Last version did. Not sure if this one supports it.

JPDVM2014 says:

I might have to give Box a try. I have had 50GB since I bought my HP Touchpad. But I never had a use for it. I still don't really, OneDrive is more than enough for me, but I'm sure I can find something to put in there.

Same here. I've acquired 100GB from Palm and HP and use OneDrive almost exclusively.

Aaron M says:

Yeah same here. But now that I have 228GB from OneDrive, I have no use for it.

Still can't upload or download music.

rtojohnny08 says:

Just dumped my box account after moving to win phone... Now i just use one drive

sholokov says:

Way to go... +1020
Currently at 268GB. All free.

Xpider_MX says:

I need Pictures Hub integration, and "Share" support.

I have 50gb that I don't use. Forgot about them

k0de says:

Awesome! I love extra storage.

Jaskys says:

Wow, actually viable for desktop now

I love cloud storage and all...if I am home though it would be nice to use my PC storage through my WiFi connection on onedrive for instance, its called one drive after all...... app streaming from a PC?, is it possible...pls let me know if there are similar solutions.

sHAYM4N says:

Great news. Really does seem faster! (Seriously). I use everyday for work, its the bees knees for collaboration. The one thing I wish they would add is notifications for messages/tasks comments etc... Relying on emails for that is a bit of a pain.

Darkgift says:

When I search for Bix in the Windows Store, it says that the app is no longer published. Anyone else?

Kadcidxa says:

Thanks Box. Dropbox devs are lame, they never update their Windows 8 app or build a Windows Phone app.

mesamit says:

so dropbox won't make app for windows phone yet LOL....