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Cloud storage is big business these days and Box is aiming to turn the heat up on rivals such as Dropbox and Google Drive by offering a huge 50GB of free storage to anyone who downloads their free iOS app. Compare that to the much smaller amounts offered by some competitors, and Box may very well have a winning strategy on their hands.

But there is a snag – you only have the next 30 days (from the 15th Jan) to download the app and get your free space. So you need to be quick.

The newly redesigned app sports features such as faster speeds, preview file capabilities, full text search functionality, an enhanced search tool, and much more. Files are displayed in a grid view and Box now supports more than 100 file types, including Microsoft Office files, PDFs, images, and videos. Plus it goes without saying that everything can be synced to your web account on the Box website.

How long will it be before other cloud storage services enter into a contest to see who can outdo the other in terms of free storage? Since most basic cloud storage tools only offer 5GB free each, they are definitely going to feel the pressure now from Box to up their offerings, as 5GB simply doesn’t seem to cut it anymore. Box has also timed this perfectly to coincide with Dropbox’s recent outage, which means they are probably hoping to lure away some dissatisfied Dropbox customers. Offering 50GB free is certainly a good way to get their attention.

Source: Box Blog via The Next Web

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  1. Jason
    February 14, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    what you have previously earned 50GB on an Android device and then download the app on iOS and use the same account, will it increase another 50GB?

    • Brian
      February 15, 2014 at 12:01 am

      No I am pretty sure it won't. The way it works is if you previously opened an account and got the 10gb free then you would get 40gb more to make 50gb. So it would do you no good to do it on that account but you could open another one and get it.

  2. Mark O
    February 7, 2014 at 7:22 pm

    @Daro : that is very strange. The offer should technically run until February 15th (since they announced the offer on January 15th). I would wait till tomorrow and see if your app is automatically updated. If it doesn't, email Box through their website and ask them what has happened.

  3. Carlos Romero
    January 25, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    I downloaded my 50 G Box a couple of days ago and I am very satisfied with it. I love Dropbox but it is too expensive. The worst thing is that they do not have an intermediary plan.

    • Daro
      February 7, 2014 at 1:48 pm

      How did you get the 50 GB? I downloaded the app but only got 10 GB.

  4. Shawn Wayne
    January 18, 2014 at 5:57 pm

    Sweet! Finally someone gets it! lol

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