Monday, October 17, 2011

Box.net offering 50gb of free storage to iOS users

Author: Riley Alexander, MD, MBA

To rain on iCloud's parade, Box.net is offering, for the next 60 days, 50gb of free cloud storage to all iOS users (upgrades to current users). I downloaded and signed up today. It seems to be a very Dropbox-esque site, but lacks some of the desktop integration that Dropbox does. Surprisingly, the Mac app is free while the Windows desktop client is a premium service. However I did see a workaround to this that involves adding box.net as a network location here and it is very easy and it works.



I can't comment too much on it as my wifi supplied by my hospital doesn't play nicely with cloud drives ("file-sharing" as the firewall calls it), but it's 50gb for free so you don't have much to lose to try it out...at least for iOS users.

www.box.net

About the author:

Dr. Riley Alexander is a pathology resident at Indiana University School of Medicine, blog "addict" and avid follower of technology. His primary interests revolve around how technology, especially mobile, will create increased efficiency, enhanced physician education and better delivery of care in the medical field. Dr. Alexander is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine with a combined MD/MBA, in partnership with IU's Kelley School of Business. Due to this, he is also very interested in management, healthcare policy and non-clinical aspects of the medical field and enjoys exploring non-clinical opportunities for medical students, residents and physicians. He completed his undergraduate education at IU-Bloomington.

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