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Box.net V2

I had the chance to try out version 2 of “Box.net”:http://box.net before its imminent re-launch, and I have to say it’s very well done.

Online storage, as a sector, doesn’t get your heart pumping. But it often irritates. Saving and loading files are such basic tasks that we tolerate very little roughness in the process. And thankfully, Box.net make it real smooth.

Of course, I’m still waiting for the desktop sync application, but the ability to drag-and-drop upload in bulk (multiple files or multiple folders) still makes it very usable. (It’s flash/java, and very fast)

Box.net drag-and-drop window

Box.net upload progress bar

Other highlights for me are

* the AJAX UI makes managing files very convenient
* livesearch for your files
* 1GB file size limit
* File RSS for collaboration

*Update:* It’s open for public registration now.

4 Comments

  1. i just signed up for the service but once i logged in, the page just froze. it gets stuck at ‘loading’ process and none of the commands/links on the page works.

    thought the problem was with firefox, but i tried with IE too and it’s the same. nevermind, it might work tomorrow.

    • can i just add to my comment.. it seems box.net is very heavily accessed so the interface seems to crash when you try to access it minutes after signing up.

      come back in a few hours and the whole upload and download will be working fine.

      • chris says

        It’s all fine and well, but it won’t be any important part of my life until the desktop sync are released.

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