Box has released the version 2.2 of its Android app, and it comes with a flurry of improvements. Looking at the new features, two stand out: First, you can know in real-time if one of your offline files has been updated, which gives you a chance to sync right away and avoid being one step behind. This doesn’t really solve potential file collisions, but deals with simple situations where a quick file update would suffice.
Secondly, if you share a tablet, or have professional and personal accounts (like 88% of Box users), it is now possible to switch between multiple Box accounts from the Box for Android app. With this new feature, you don’t have to jump through loops to access your data, regardless of where it is on Box. If you have a lot of files, you may appreciate all the sorting options (name, date, size, last-modified) or the optional thumbnail view for photos.
Finally, Box has done quite a bit of work on the user interface. This includes using Google’s new Navigation Drawer, redesigning the update feeds and heavy users can have a Home Screen widget that will show you uploads and download events, just in case you forgot which files went in or out.