Box Sync
Box Sync
4.0.7929

3.9

Box Sync

Box Sync

4.0.792909 February 2019

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

Box Sync
Free
09 February 2019

3.9

See all reviews (32)
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded and installed 35,902 times

Category:

Utilities

File Management

Developer Website:
Box Sync

Box Sync

4.0.792909 February 2019

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 4.0.7929:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements for Box Sync

  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later

32 Reviews

Rate this app:

01 April 2016

Most helpful

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.
Like (4)
Version 4.0.6567
15 July 2017
Will not work with an alias, or let me choose where to place its folder, no thank you.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.7828
20 January 2017
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.
Like (4)
Version 4.0.7724
20 October 2016
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.
Like
Version 4.0.7724
12 August 2016
Like
Version 4.0.6567
19 July 2016
For those who like simple things. Without unnecessary features and crap. For me it works perfectly.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.6567
01 April 2016
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.
Like (4)
Version 4.0.6567
05 February 2016
Like
Version 4.0.6567
02 September 2015
Like
Version 4.0.6567
13 August 2015
doesn't work any more. it says "application_restricted_sync_three_EOL" (???) I did not found how to contact box support.
Like
Version 4.0.6233
3 answer(s)
WetNet
03 September 2015
Since you posted on this forum i'll help. You see the link at the upper right that says "Box"? . . .your welcome! @luzer!@
Like
Mahjun
03 September 2015
solution : I should use SYNC 4 under 10.7+.
Thanks for indicating that (huge eye-catching) link.
Rude as usual, WetNetnPants ?
Like (1)
WetNet
04 September 2015
Sorry, It's just that it hacks me that morons don't research their downloads, don't read the "read me" or won't "google" the help for themselves but rather cry to the masses for help. . . pathetic. . .
Like
14 April 2015
MacUpdate is obviously not tracking updates for "Box Sync". Because the current version is 4.0.6233.
Like
Version 4.0.6073
Free

3.9

Category:

Utilities

File Management

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 35,902 times

Free

3.9

Category:

Utilities

File Management

Developer Website:
DownloadMacUpdateInstall with MacUpdate

Downloaded & Installed 35,902 times

Don't like new MacUpdate? Back to old design.

32 Reviews

Rate this app:

01 April 2016

Most helpful

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.
Like (4)
Version 4.0.6567
15 July 2017
Will not work with an alias, or let me choose where to place its folder, no thank you.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.7828
20 January 2017
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.
Like (4)
Version 4.0.7724
20 October 2016
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.
Like
Version 4.0.7724
12 August 2016
Like
Version 4.0.6567
19 July 2016
For those who like simple things. Without unnecessary features and crap. For me it works perfectly.
Like (1)
Version 4.0.6567
01 April 2016
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.
Like (4)
Version 4.0.6567
05 February 2016
Like
Version 4.0.6567
02 September 2015
Like
Version 4.0.6567
13 August 2015
doesn't work any more. it says "application_restricted_sync_three_EOL" (???) I did not found how to contact box support.
Like
Version 4.0.6233
3 answer(s)
WetNet
03 September 2015
Since you posted on this forum i'll help. You see the link at the upper right that says "Box"? . . .your welcome! @luzer!@
Like
Mahjun
03 September 2015
solution : I should use SYNC 4 under 10.7+.
Thanks for indicating that (huge eye-catching) link.
Rude as usual, WetNetnPants ?
Like (1)
WetNet
04 September 2015
Sorry, It's just that it hacks me that morons don't research their downloads, don't read the "read me" or won't "google" the help for themselves but rather cry to the masses for help. . . pathetic. . .
Like
14 April 2015
MacUpdate is obviously not tracking updates for "Box Sync". Because the current version is 4.0.6233.
Like
Version 4.0.6073