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Popular file sharing and collaboration app Box has just landed on Windows Phone. The new Metro-style app brings all the regular Box features you already know to Windows Phone devices, as well as some specialized ones. Windows Phone’s market share being quite compared to iOS or Android, Box is the first major player to launch a native Windows Phone app since Microsoft’s SkyDrive.

Box’s developers did not just copy the Box mobile app to Windows Phone, but designed it from the top down to give it that Metro feel we’ve come to expect from Windows Phone apps. Using the app, you can upload, access and collaborate on files right from your mobile device, as well as apply security codes to your Box files. Aside from that, Box for Windows Phone includes the ability to pin documents to your home screen as a live tile, and get alerts on any updates to the file in real time.

The new app is available in nine different languages, including French, Spanish, Chinese and Japanese. For Windows Phone users, the app is a great reason to start using Box, which currently offers 5GB free storage. Similar services, such as the very popular Dropbox, do not yet offer a Windows Phone app, which might provide Box with quite an advantage.

Did you get a chance to try the new Box app? What do you think?

Source: Box Blog

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  1. Gian Singh
    July 26, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    I used box for a while then switched to dropbox followed by bitcasa

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