In todays ever changing landscape of technology and security, there is always a need for a place to back up those important documents or simply have somewhere to house things you want to share with friends and family. For example, my wife’s family recently got some family photos taken and the easiest thing to do was to upload them to my cloud storage and share the folder with everyone in the family. This way everyone had access to view, copy, and even print them at the leisure.

Today we are going to show you how to setup a Box account so you can begin backing up and sharing those important files.

Installation and Setup

  1. Download the Box app from Google Play
  2. Open up the Box app and click the Sign Up button
  3. Type in your email address and create a password
  4. Click the Sign Up button (again)
  5. Go to your email and click the “Verify Email” link that Box sent you
  6. Log into your account
  7. Enjoy having 10GB of FREE cloud storage.

*numbered images below correspond to the steps above

Now that you have a Box account, there are a ton of features you can take advantage of like free Office 365 integration for word and excel documents, built in PDF viewer, offline file viewing, desktop syncing, and tons more. Should you find yourself needing more than 10GB of storage, you can pay $10 per month to increase your limit to 100GB (not the best deal out there for increased storage but 10GB will suffice for the average user)

Do you already have a preferred cloud storage app? What programs do you guys use? What do you find to be the advantages and disadvantages or your favored app? Tell us in the comments below.

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