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Box Sync for Mac

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

Free
In English
Version 4.0.8057
3.6
Based on 21 user rates

Box Sync 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 version 4.0.8057

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Box Sync for Mac

Free
In English
Version 4.0.8057
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3.6

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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 14 2023
4.0.8057
1.0
Dec 14 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.8057
Having now tested the new Box Drive and Box Tools replacement for Box Sync, I've found it to be a CATASTROPHE. Good luck restoring/downloading from their crap servers. This fiasco reminds me of the nightmare that is Backblaze, whose restore is also a CATASTROPHE. - - Therefore! I'm dumping Box forever, and good riddance to foolish incompetents. - - Proton Drive has provided me we vast cloud space at a cheap price thanks to me being an early adopter of Proton VPN and their subsequent added premium services. Proton Drive actually works. So do several other cloud services. Box.net is dead in the water IMHO. 😵👻[Expletives withheld]
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 7 2023
4.0.8057
1.0
Dec 7 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.8057
OH AND... This might help. The current version of Box Drive, aka Box.app is v2.36.112. The current version of Box Tools is v4.24.0. - - And WHERE do you access your Box cloud files? In the FINDER, on the left, under LOCATIONS. Click on it and Box will fill up a Finder window with a list of your files. This is where you compare the ARCHIVE Box made with what's online. Fix any discrepancies. - - IF what you have stored in Box must be accessible when you're OFF LINE, then I advise you COPY your Box Drive back onto your Mac in a safe and easily accessible location. Don't use that location for new files or file changes!! Use it as a BACKUP of what's on Box. --> As a BACKUP FANATIC, I highly advise this backup step in any case. Files on computers DIE. Computers DIE. Cloud services DIE. Cloud services become hacked or inaccessible via DDOS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. So make a LOCAL, as well as OFFLINE (cloud is an example) BACKUP of EVERYTHING! It's the #1 Rule of Computing. Not Kidding. Just do it. You'll thank me. You're welcome. 😄
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 7 2023
4.0.8057
1.0
Dec 7 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.8057
Box Sync is now EOL (End Of Life), replaced by Box Drive. It's ARM compatible. And also Box has released Box Tools. You can download both at: https://www.box.com/resources/downloads - - [Gee, thanks for telling anyone, Box! I only found out about this because Box Sync was the last 3rd party software that was still Intel only. Therefore, I visited the website to find out why. *sigh*] - - So what are these new apps? (1) Box Drive: "Access all your Box files directly from your desktop, without taking up much hard drive space. Box Drive is natively integrated into Mac Finder, making it easy to share and collaborate on files." -> When you install Box Drive, it will uninstall Box Sync and replace it as merely "Box.app". It compares your now old and useless Box folder with what is synced online. What is already synced is then trashed from your hard drive. You now access everything online via Finder integration with the Box Drive, which is of course a cloud drive. Box Drive then tossed you a window that says in effect: "You freed up [BlahBlah] GB on your hard disk! Please review the remaining Box Sync content in your "Archived - Box Sync" folder and either complete the upload through Box Drive or delete it." This is important. (2) Box Tools: "Create and edit any file type, including Office, CAD, and Photoshop, directly from your web browser. Use the default application installed on your computer, knowing your files are automatically saved to Box." - - When you install Box Tools you'll see two apps installed. (a) Box Edit. A notification will pop up to let you know. You'll wonder WHERE the thing was installed. It's buried in this folder: ~/Library/Application Support/Box/Box Edit/ (b) Box Local Cam Server. So WHERE was that thing installed? Same place as Box Edit. - - All this takes adjustment and getting used to. Take Your Time Learning It. Go to Box.net's Support for 'Getting Started' instructions. The site also offers BoxBot, which helps direct you to tech support and other information. - - Overall, Box is focusing on business/enterprise plans. But their basic free user plan continues. If I personally run into any walls, bugs, BS, etc. with the new system, I'll post here at MU. - - Let other Box users know what's going on! Box apparently isn't. Again: Gee, thanks Box. 🤐😠🖕
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Oct 5 2021
4.0.8016
1.0
Oct 5 2021
1.0
Version: 4.0.8016
v4.0.8041 is the current version of Box Sync, as of Sept. 15th, 2021. Be sure to update if you haven't already.
dangquanganhbkhn
dangquanganhbkhn
Sep 6 2019
4.0.7965
0.0
Sep 6 2019
0.0
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!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 14 2023
4.0.8057
1.0
Dec 14 2023
1.0
Version: 4.0.8057
rayj
rayj
Oct 20 2016
5.0
Oct 20 2016
5.0
Version: null
Guinho
Guinho
Aug 12 2016
5.0
Aug 12 2016
5.0
Version: null
anonymous-skink-4656
anonymous-skink-4656
Jul 19 2016
5.0
Jul 19 2016
5.0
Version: null
Mudflapper
Mudflapper
Apr 1 2016
0.5
Apr 1 2016
0.5
Version: null
Freenergy
Freenergy
Feb 5 2016
4.5
Feb 5 2016
4.5
Version: null
sorensorensen2
sorensorensen2
Sep 2 2015
4.0
Sep 2 2015
4.0
Version: null
Welandr
Welandr
Mar 1 2015
5.0
Mar 1 2015
5.0
Version: null
Rondfranks
Rondfranks
Oct 5 2014
3.0
Oct 5 2014
3.0
Version: null
Quorm
Quorm
May 3 2014
0.5
May 3 2014
0.5
Version: null
Ededed
Ededed
Apr 22 2014
4.0
Apr 22 2014
4.0
Version: null
Edeerly
Edeerly
Apr 12 2014
5.0
Apr 12 2014
5.0
Version: null
Diefis
Diefis
Feb 21 2014
5.0
Feb 21 2014
5.0
Version: null
LeMerlot
LeMerlot
Jan 18 2014
3.0
Jan 18 2014
3.0
Version: null
Roberman
Roberman
Jan 18 2014
1.0
Jan 18 2014
1.0
Version: null
Buhbye
Buhbye
Jan 16 2014
2.5
Jan 16 2014
2.5
Version: null
RobertB5851
RobertB5851
Dec 13 2013
5.0
Dec 13 2013
5.0
Version: null
slagell
slagell
Oct 6 2013
4.5
Oct 6 2013
4.5
Version: null
Ghostcat
Ghostcat
Aug 14 2013
3.0
Aug 14 2013
3.0
Version: null
Donw
Donw
May 31 2013
5.0
May 31 2013
5.0
Version: null
Bit-Bucket
Bit-Bucket
Feb 27 2013
5.0
Feb 27 2013
5.0
Version: null