Box Notes for Android released with IT admin controls

Box Notes for Android is now available

Box has announced that its Notes tool is now available for Android smartphones and tablets as part of an update for the Box for Android app.

Box Notes was launched for iOS devices in June, following desktop availability in September 2013 as part of Box’s efforts to rival firms such as Google with a document-creation and editing suite. 

Android users of the Box app can now update to the 3.2 version, which includes the Notes tool suite. Box Notes product manager Jonathan Berger said this will offer users a raft of features and controls.

“Box Notes on Android features seamless integration into the native menus, allowing for all the basic editor features you’d expect: cut, copy, paste, bold, italic, underline, bullet list, numbered list, indent and outdent,” he said.

“The Box for Android update also comes with a ton of additional new features to enhance your productivity, including recently opened files, advanced settings for shared URLs and fine-grained admin controls.”

Berger added that Box Notes now supports checklists to let people make to-do lists hosted within the app, while support for more languages has also been added, including Korean and Finnish.

Box also introduced a raft of new features for administrators to ensure Android users of the Box service do not share sensitive data incorrectly, as product manager of Mobile at Box Simon Tan explained.

“While you’ve always been able to control permission levels – changing a link to only be accessible in your company only, for example – now you can set link-expiration dates and prevent downloading of the file straight from the app,” he said.

“Now, you can create ‘open-in’ policies that allow only trusted third-party applications to access content opened from Box for Android. Box admins can also prevent copying text to the system clipboard and automatic uploads from a device.”

Box recently announced a series of major overhauls to its wider services, including unlimited storage for all business customers and integration with Microsoft tools.

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12 August 2014 | 4:05 pm – Source: v3.co.uk

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