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Dropbox competitor Box updated its iOS client this morning, bringing the app to version 3.5. The update is a big one, bringing about a number of improvements and new features, including some that are specific to users with devices running iOS 8.

The Box app now features a widget in the Notification Center that allows you to quickly and easily create Box notes and view recent documents. The update also adds support for Touch ID, so you can use your fingerprint to lock and unlock the app.

Here’s the full 3.5 change log:

  • Add files and folders to a Favorites list for easy access without having to download any data ahead of time with our new Favorites feature
  • In-folder search capabilities
  • Box Bookmarks are now accessible
  • Support for previewing password protected Office and iWork files
  • Automatic photo upload for Personal Pro subscribers and Enterprise users
  • Additional stability improvements and bug fixes

Box is easily one of Dropbox‘s largest competitors, and from my experience it functions much in the same way. You can store pretty much any type of media or document in Box’s cloud, making your files accessible on mobile, web and your desktop.

As usual, you can find the latest version of Box for the iPhone and iPad in the App Store for free. You’ll of course need a Box account, which is also free to setup and comes with 10GB of storage, and the option to upgrade to more for a monthly fee.

  • Diego

    I’m still using dropbox since always.
    I will switch immediately to box when they put the feature “Automatic photo upload” for everyone like dropbox. Not just for Personal Pro subscribers and Enterprise users

    I have much more space on box but I’m still use dropbox.