Box Sync
Box Sync
4.0.8009

3.9

Box Sync free download for Mac

Box Sync4.0.8009

26 September 2020

Online synchronization tool for box.net; free 10 GB account.

Overview

Box Sync gives you a hard-drive in the Cloud for online storage.

Note: You must first sign up to use Box.

What if the files you need are on your laptop -- but you're on the road with your iPhone? No worries! With Box, you store files online -- then access them anywhere, anytime, on any device.

  • Get 10 GB Free and Organize All Your Files Into Folders -- Store all kinds of files online, then arrange them into folders just like on your desktop.
  • View and Access Files on Demand -- Box provides anytime, anywhere access to your files from any device -- whether you're in Nebraska or Norway.
  • Convenience and Peace of Mind -- Throwing thumb drives in your bag, transferring files to CDs, stressing about a stolen laptop -- that's yesterday. Today, everything's on Box.
Get and Share Big Files -- Quickly and Easily
There are lots of ways Box can ramp up your productivity, and here's a big one: sharing big files, like large videos or presentations. Good-bye email difficulties, hello Box. Learn More
  • Send a Link -- Paste it into an email or an instant message, even send directly from Box.
  • Share a Whole Folder of Files -- Create a new folder, upload files, then invite others to join.
  • Receive Real-Time Updates -- So you always know when someone's viewed, edited or commented on your file.
Get Mobilized: Box for iPhone, iPad and More
On the run? Box lets you access your files anywhere, anytime, on any device: desktop, laptop, iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets -- you name it.
  • View Files From Any Device -- Box's native apps -- and rich mobile browser experience -- mean you're in the loop even when you're on the run.
  • Share Files Quickly and Easily -- Send a file -- even folders of files -- just by emailing a link with a few taps!
  • Upload Files in a Snap -- Invite friends or co-workers to your folders, then upload and share pictures -- from any device -- while you're out and about.
Get On the Same Page: Online Collaboration
Are group projects a challenge -- and not the good kind? Are you bombarded with emails, making it tough to determine the latest version of anything? Box centralizes files in a single online workspace.
  • Invite Others to Share and Edit -- Turn folders into shared online workspaces, where all your files are in one place and anyone you invite can view, edit and upload files -- even add more content.
  • Post Comments and Assign Tasks -- Whether you leave a quick comment or you want to assign a task, keep the whole team on track by exchanging feedback in one place.
  • Get Real-Time Updates -- With Box's real-time updates and email notifications, you always know if you've been mentioned in a comment, or a teammate adds, edits or comments on a shared file.

What's new in Box Sync

Version 4.0.8009:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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23 Reviews of Box Sync

dangquanganhbkhn
06 September 2019
Version: 4.0.7965

Most helpful

The whitespace in the "Box Sync" directory is very annoying when coding or using command lines as paths should be placed between quotes. I hope the Box team can realize this annoying issue and fix it in future. I have tried several ways to rename Box sync home folder to exclude the whitespace, but so far not been successful yet, while I cannot go through code written in many places by many people using paths in the conventional way!
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dangquanganhbkhn
06 September 2019
Version: 4.0.7965
The whitespace in the "Box Sync" directory is very annoying when coding or using command lines as paths should be placed between quotes. I hope the Box team can realize this annoying issue and fix it in future. I have tried several ways to rename Box sync home folder to exclude the whitespace, but so far not been successful yet, while I cannot go through code written in many places by many people using paths in the conventional way!
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Maclover1-1
15 July 2017
Version: 4.0.7828
Will not work with an alias, or let me choose where to place its folder, no thank you.
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2
Derekcurrie
20 January 2017
Version: 4.0.7724
Box has problems. I gratefully use it every day for backups. But whenever I attempt to actually SYNC with it to another of my Macs, the result is nothing less than UTTER DISASTER! I've decided to write this up here as the utter disaster is entirely repeatable and I know of no way to stop it. Plus, Box is entirely oriented toward Windows users, NOT MAC USERS. This is expressed specifically in the inability to use anything but DOS approved characters in names. That means a lot of Mac file names are NO GO. That's annoying.

Therefore, for Mac users and for those who want a real syncing program, look elsewhere! Box is NOT what you want.

The syncing problem:
I maintain a huge collection of files as research. Those that I want access to immediately are kept directly on my main Mac, a MacBook Pro. I also maintain a Mac Mini server. I want my research files there as well, of course. If I use Box Sync to sync between those two Macs via my Box backup, you'd think that would be dirt simple. But instead, UTTER DISASTER results. Of hundreds of folders in my research files collection, ALL but 10 of those folders were plain old DELETED! GONE! How is that even possible? And I've verified this three times. I've had to use my local backup to restore all my files. Thankfully, I'm security savvy enough to maintain a regular local backup as well as cloud backup. Meanwhile, on the OTHER computer, there's an incomplete collection of most of the original files. What?!

So Box! You can't 'Sync' worth crap. You're ONLY a backup program. That's all. I like your backup. Your Sync is dangerous and worthless.
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5
rayj
20 October 2016
Version: 4.0.7724
I've tried a range of cloud sync/storage sites over the years. Box suits my needs best. It's very straightforward to use and trouble free and the iOS version also works smoothly. I use both TimeMachine and SuperDuper for at-home backups but I need something in addition to iCloud to sync critical files across two Macs and an iPhone: the 10GB free storage is perfect for this.
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5
anonymous-skink-4656
19 July 2016
Version: 4.0.6567
For those who like simple things. Without unnecessary features and crap. For me it works perfectly.
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0.5
Steve K
01 April 2016
Version: 4.0.6567
No Mac uninstaller. No way to change location of sync folder unless you uninstall every file manually and reinstall, but then when you try to reinstall you get a message saying you need a newer version of the Box installer. Poor Mac implementation altogether.
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Mahjun
13 August 2015
Version: 4.0.6233
doesn't work any more. it says "application_restricted_sync_three_EOL" (???) I did not found how to contact box support.
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Whitebuck
14 April 2015
Version: 4.0.6073
MacUpdate is obviously not tracking updates for "Box Sync". Because the current version is 4.0.6233.
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David-Losada-Soler
25 February 2015
Version: 4.0.4733
Version 4.0 6073 makes the Finder crash as soon as the login window appears.
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Derekcurrie
11 February 2015
Version: 4.0.4733
The listed current version number of Box Sync at MU is WAY OFF! As of this moment, the current version is 4.0.6066, which is several release versions beyond what is listed on this page (v4.0.4733). If this old version of Box Sync is installed on the most recent versions of OS X, it is NOT going to work. Go here to get the most current version of Box Sync: https://app.box.com/services/browse/official/box_sync_for_mac
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3
Rondfranks
05 October 2014
Version: 4.0.4733
Version 3 was really good most of the time. Not as stable as DropBox, but I had 50gb free, so I used it often. They finally said they were not going to support 3 any longer, so I reluctantly updated to 4. Some of the files did not sync. Some of those were put into a folder and some where just lost. Fortunately, I made a backup beforehand. One file was too big for version 4, even though it was working in 3. That said, I'm not paying for it, so I'm not surprised. It was pretty good while it lasted, and it's still not bad. I just wish Box didn't force me to update to version 4.
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Andrewm8
12 June 2014
Version: 4.0.4733
Crashes all the time on Yosemite. Just a report, not a complaint.
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5
Djefis
21 February 2014
Version: 3.4.25
I think it is the best.
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anonymous-dingo-653
04 February 2014
Version: 3.4.25
Since the "similar software" is not finding it, look at BitTorrent Sync if all you want is to sync files between devices anywhere you have an internet connection. There is no need for your files to be stored in any server along the way. Do a general search here at MU or go to http://www.bittorrent.com/sync. You do not need any servers... cloud or otherwise... to sync. Though still in beta at this time, I have been using it since release without a glitch. Read the PDF manual for how to refine both what it does and how it does it to control impact upon your local network. It can be easily refined. And yes it is free. [I am not associated to this package / group / project in any way.]
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Gary30
26 January 2014
Version: 3.4.25
I liked the recent 50GB offer from Box so I have given it a good try. However there are too many obstacles to happiness with this service at this time. First, it is all Java based and requires some Java security and browser settings that are more risky than I care for; plus Java is strikingly fugly on modern computers. Second, file size is limited to 250mb. Third, you cannot use Symbolic links or aliases as you can with Dropbox and Copy. There are also apparently related problems with recursive folders. Finally, file naming limitations are not something I encountered but I would run up against them soon if I continued. All in all, thanks but no thanks for now.
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LeMerlot
18 January 2014
Version: 3.4.25
Free 50 GB at Box.com seems to be awesome BUT: No sync of filenames with German umlauts and OS X package files - while Dropbox supports both seamlessly. I'd have to rename too much files. So I'll stick with DropBox for now.
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Roberman
18 January 2014
Version: 3.4.25
"Error syncing 398 files": Name not supported. Box don't sync files that doesn't meet the naming rules of BoxOs.
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2.5
Buhbye
16 January 2014
Version: 3.4.25
No desktop sync unless you pay for their service. I don't care how many free GB they offer. If I can't sync between desktop and iOS devices, it's worthless to me. I'll happily stick with DropBox for now.
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Regular-Warren
14 January 2014
Version: 3.4.25
v4.0 is available: https://sites.box.com/sync4/
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5
RobertB5851
13 December 2013
Version: 3.4.25
Box Sync 3.x is an easy to use, high quality, bug free product. On the rare occasions that the sync has a problem, just quit the sync from the menu bar, run the sync fix program, then restart Box from system preferences. DO NOT "UPGRADE" to BOX Sync 4. I made that mistake and am trying to go back now. Where Box Sync 3 is 5 stars, Box Sync 4 is 0 stars.
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3.5
Derekcurrie
11 July 2013
Version: 3.4.25
Box is a cloud storage, syncing, sharing and collaboration system designed for business use. It is well maintained and has excellent support staff. BUT: Box requires Windows naming for all files it backs up to the cloud. OUCH!!! That means no use of Windows reserved characters. That means THESE characters are off limits: / \ ? % * : | " < > . and the Space character. No spaces! Box also has not-a-clue what a UNIX/OS X package file is and will NOT back them up. Got that? NOT back them up. That kills off a slew of files on any Mac including all apps, plugins, sparse bundle disk images, blahblahblah. Obviously, their servers are 100% Windows, NOT Mac friendly in the least. NOT MAC FRIENDLY. BUT: Box is fine for text files and other simple data formats, as long as you're willing to deal with the Windows naming character restrictions. I dealt with it! So I use Box. I also use Box thanks to some good timing, craftiness and nice offers from Box whereby I snagged 50 GB of space. (Not a typo!) So I figured I might as well use it. As a research obsessive, I have GBs worth of collected information files. There's nothing private in the collection. Therefore, I let Box back them up and sync them to my other Mac. Box very nicely suggests new names for your files that violate the stupid Windows naming restrictions. BUT! I went into SHOCK when I first let Box at my files because it FLOODED me with renaming suggestions. I have a lot of files. It took an hour to click through the renaming, not-a-joke. And lord help you if you attempt to stop that process! Don't stop it! Don't! Going back to force renaming is a horrorshow. It can be done but is an even more shocking PITA. Once you get the names straight, the backup and syncing work fine. I like being able to access exactly the same files on two computers across my network via the cloud backup. It also lets you send URLs to associates where they can access whatever you choose to make public. There are a few other bells and whistles to read about at their website. There is NO encryption, just to warn you. This is NOT a service for PRIVACY. Therefore, this is yet another restriction when using Box. Be prepared. I like Box a lot, for what it is. It is a well run service. But if you don't want to deal with all the idiotic Windows naming and flat file restrictions and lack of encryption, go ELSEWHERE! The two best Mac-friendly, privacy maintaining, illegal-surveillance-proof, client-side encrypted cloud services I know of are Arq and SpiderOak. But they have their quirks as well. Therefore, homework required.
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oklair1
08 May 2013
Version: 3.3.25
Box Sync is not at version 3.4.20 (May 7, 2013)
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5
Bit-Bucket
27 February 2013
Version: 3.3.25
A friend told me about their promotion for 50GBs of free space (limited to 250MBs per file) and I grabbed it. I had been using and trying out other services for a while but the sheer size of the free space they gave me won me over. The iOS app is simple but does what I need which is look at files I have stored and add files to it on the go like videos and photos from iMessage. On the Mac side it syncs up whenever there is a change to any file which is nice but unless you organize it yourself everything will be placed in a Default Sync Folder. Once you've organized it you're set. And like other services you can share all or just one folder, hand out URL's to file and all the usual stuff. So far I haven't had any problems other than it not syncing very old Pages files which were packages. The web interface at their site is serviceable. Overall it's my main cloud backup service now.
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  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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