The latest update to the Box for Android app gives you better control over shared file access and lets you preview audio and video files as they download
Box updated their Android app today, and a couple really nice features are now available -- finer control over how you share a link to your files, and the ability to see and hear the media you're downloading within the Box app itself.
The new media preview is an extension of the way you've been able to preview more than 75 file types by just tapping them in the Box app. This is a great way to view documents like pdf files or presentations, and it turns out that it's also perfect for rich media files. All users will be able to preview supported audio files and images, but video preview is only for enterprise users.
The new shared access controls are also a nice new feature. Using the existing collaborator permissions, you can now send a link to any file or folder and limit access When you create a link to any file or folder, you can now also limit access to collaborators only, people at your company only, anyone with the link, or no one at all. This is a quick and easy way to share files with multiple users without dropping a link that anyone can use.
We know plenty of you guys and gals took advantage of that free 50GB Box account offer, and will get plenty of use from these new features. Hit the break for a demo video.