Last year Box.com online storage having giveaway that provides 50 GB free cloud storage to iPhone, iPad and Android users who sign up a free personal account instead of the 5 GB that usually get, this is a great deal since Dropbox, Google Drive others online storage service all started somewhere around 2 to 7 GB of free storage space.
However Box.com desktop sync software is not available for free account users whereby provides to paid users with business and enterprise plan. With these limitations you can’t synchronize files from your desktop to Box online storage and able upload files through mobile apps and web interface only. This is disadvantage compare with those can provide free sync software client that allow users able synchronize files.
Box.com Online Storage Desktop Sync
But now, Box.com start offering free desktop sync software client for free personal accounts with 50 GB storage space. I got an invitation email from Box.com that offer start using box sync application for my 50 GB storage space, please check your Box account whether sync client rolling out to you if owned a free Box.com account with 50 GB space.
Login to your Box.com free account, go to 「My Account」 on the top and check for 「Get Box Sync」 option, click it to download if got this item.
Enter your Box.com account details into Box sync client then can start files synchronization between PC and Box.com, remember has a file size upload and sync limit of 100MB instead of the usual 25MB.
You can drag files from your computer into 「My Box Files」 folder to sync them with your Box account online storage.
Moreover you can decide which folder on Box.com web interface sync with PC desktop or save into online folder only, click on 「More option」 to expand the menu and click 「Sync to Folder Desktop」 to activate this function.
All the folder in Box online web interface that sync with PC desktop will mark a sync icon on that folder.
If you are missed out 50 GB Box free online storage space giveaway to iPhone, iPad and Android users, don’t worry as 50 GB promotion currently have for
- LG Android phones and tablets: Now through 12/31/12
- Sony Tablet S and Tablet P: Now through 12/31/12
- HP TouchPad: Now through 12/31/12
- RIM PlayBook: Now through 12/31/12
- Sony Ericsson Xperia phones: Now through 12/31/12
Please refer Box 50 GB promotion for more details.