Saving files and information online enables you to access this information from a variety of devices regardless of location. Additionally, if something happens to your computer these files are safely stored online and can be easily shared and commented on by collaborators instead of requiring emails back and forth.
Saving files online is what is known as “cloud storage.” Cloud storage is a part of what is known as cloud computing means using computing power and storage online instead of the machine you are using. This trend means that it matters less how much storage you have on your machine and more on your internet speed. With increasingly remote teams, cloud storage, collaboration and computing is an effective way to share information and work.
Box.net on mobile device
Saving files online means you can access them from mobile devices as well as computers. The Box.net application for iPod and iPad is a perfect example.
Download the app
To get started, search for Box for iPhone and iPad in the App Store. You will see the top left result as the one you want to download by clicking
After downloading the app, you will see the icon appear on your device. Look for the BOX logo.
After downloading the app, click on the icon and enter your Box username and password. If you do not already have a Box account you can sign up for one on the app.
Take a tour
After logging you, you can take a tour to see all the features of the box application.
Along the left hand side, you can always click the small square in the top left corner to access your files and folders.
Upload files and folders
By clicking the cloud with a plus sign you will be able to upload files, take a photo or create a new folder.
Comment on a file
You can click on an individual file at any time and have new options on the top right hand side. The speech bubble allows you to comment on the file while the star icon will save the file so you can view it even when you do not have internet access.
The mobile application of box enables storage and file sharing in the cloud. There are more functions available on the website for box, but the convenience and accessibility of the mobile application make it a perfect introduction to the power and potential of cloud computing.