Box Launches Online Editing Interface

BoxBox has released an online editing interface, called Box Notes, that lets users edit, collaborate on, and share documents online. Yes, like Google Docs.

Aaron Levie (Co-founder and CEO, Box): Box needs to not only be a place where people can store and share content, but also a place where they can create and capture ideas in real-time across teams.

The cloud-based content management and sharing service is currently accepting sign-ups for a limited private beta, if you are interested.

Features of Box Notes include:

  • Real-Time Concurrent Editing: Collaborating in real-time on a Box Note with a network of collaborators.
  • Collaborator Presence/Note Heads: See who’s collaborating on a Box Note in real-time with a user profile picture that follows your cursor in the left hand side of the screen.
  • In-Line Toolbar and Annotations: Select text to leave edits or hyperlink to other content on Box.
  • Comments: Leave feedback within a note.
  • Rich Media Embeds: The ability to easily drop in rich media such as videos, images and audio. (Coming soon)
  • Version History: Instantly revert to a previous iteration of a Box Note. (Coming soon)
  • Offline Editing: Update a Box Note and changes will be automatically synchronized the next time a user connects online. (Coming soon)

Box also unveiled a series of new features, at the company’s BoxWorks 2013 conference currently going on in San Francisco, California. The features include a file preview using HTML5 from the Crocodoc stable, and a new Box iOS app (available later this fall). New admin and developer tools include the ability to add metadata (available in the coming months), and admin console enhancements. 

Currently more than 20 million individuals and 180,000 businesses manage information and collaboration on Box, according to the company.

[Image courtesy: Box]

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