Box has just announced that its iOS app has been updated, or re-built I should say, with a new code-base which makes the overall app faster and more stable, according to the company. Beyond the sheer performance, there are a new features that you may be interested in. First, it is possible to upload photos from the mobile device directly into a Box folder that can be accessed and shared in the usual way.

Secondly, Box has added a text-based search. Users who got the 50GB Box freebie may have uploaded a ton of files and created countless folders. The search feature makes finding something a snap, assuming that you gave it a meaningful name .

Finally, the Box app will let you choose which files you want to have available offline on the phone so that they are accessible during that long Internet-less flight, or during that trip in the wild. Sometimes, you may just want to have them locally because it’s easier on your battery life.

Android users will have to wait before getting all these features, but don’t forget that anyone who has an LG Android device can install Box and get 50GB of free storage, for life. By the time you fill it up, the Android version of this app may just be ready.

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