Box Opens the Floodgates: How to Get 25GB Free Space Today
The online storage wars just heated up today, as cloud storage service Box.com has begun offering up a great deal more free space than usual - as long as you're a newbie to their service.
In the battle to get you and I to store our personal and office related documents, images and more in the cloud, services such as Dropbox, Google Docs/Drive and Box have been parrying and thrusting for years now. It's been pretty bloody...
Dropbox, Drive and Box all started somewhere around 2 GB of free space, and soon diverged from each other, as Dropbox lured customers in with the promise of up to 5 GB free space if we synced our images to their online service. They continue to lead the market in free online storage services, but others are beginning to gain ground.
Google Docs has since morphed into Drive, and jumped up to 5 free GB of space, in large part to initially support the release of the cloud-supported Nexus 7 tablet, as well as future projects which may require a great deal more storage online. Tied to its document creation suite, Google Drive is formidable.
Microsoft began offering Skydrive, offering 7 GB of free space in support of storing, creating and sharing Microsoft Office documents. They recently updated their interface to increase sync speeds and provide their online offering a more Windows 8-like look and feel.
Today, with a great, loud thud, Box has thrown the gauntlet down, offering any new sign-ups to their service a whopping 25 GB of free online storage space. Wow.
Box has been working diligently to increase its services to compete with Dropbox, adding in collaboration with others on shared documents, along with real-time updates letting you know when a shared document has been looked at or edited. There are apps for both iOS and Android devices, to keep your eyeballs on the things you keep in the cloud.
As we continue on our increasingly mobile lives, online storage seems to be where our "stuff" resides. Even if you feel behind the curve, why not create your own Box.com account and let it sit until you discover a need for it? After all, how many times does 25 GB of free storage space come around your block?