Skip to main content

Box doubles the pleasure, bumps free storage plan to 10GB

box doubles free storage plan to 10gb cloud plans 8 21 2013

In a world where cloud storage services are a dime a dozen, it takes companies “pulling an Oprah” (‘and you get free storage, and you get free storage!’) to get users to sign on. After all, if all your data’s being saved in the cloud anyway, why does it matter which company stores it? Today, Box announced its latest incentive to grab new users (or keep the users it already has): double the storage. That’s right; instead of getting just five measly gigabytes of free storage, users of the free Personal plan will now start out with 10GB. 

It’s not like Box is hurting for users, though, as it currently has 20 million, but it’s still nice to know that those of us who prefer not to pay for our cloud storage can now have twice the amount as before on Box. If you need a little bit more than 10GB of storage, Box also announced its new “Starter” plan today, which is intended for small businesses – though could be used by anyone, really. The Starter plan is $5 a month, and users will get 100GB of pooled storage and a 2GB file size limit for teams of up to 10 users to get started on Box.

Related Videos

“We’re focused on removing any and all barriers to cloud adoption,” Aaron Levie, co-founder and CEO of Box, said in a press release. “More than ever before, the economy today is driven by information and collaboration. Whether you’re a global corporation, a small business, or a freelancer, the key to competing is being able to securely share, manage and access your content anywhere, on any device. These new plans make the cloud more accessible than ever before.”

According to Levie, we’re accessing and sharing data more than ever across a myriad of devices, and it’s estimated that there’ll be “nearly 40,000 exabytes of digital data created by 2020 (enough data to fill up 671,088,640,000 64GB gold iPhones).” When Box started in 2005, there were only 130 exabytes of data in existence. 

The move to saving and sharing content in the cloud is growing, but here’s our PSA to you: Upload at your own risk, as most cloud storage services don’t offer a data guarantee. 

Editors' Recommendations

The best free parental control software for PC, Mac, iOS, and Android
Man using computer.

Everything in this world has gone digital, and that includes homework (if you have kids). If your children are young, you’re probably not giving them laptops or free rein of the family computer yet. You’re also probably not always able to monitor their screen activity, either.

That’s where parental control software comes in handy. Such software helps keep your kids safe from the dark web, and there are usually free options available for all operating systems. Keep reading to find out more.
Built-in OS features
Giving your kids technology designed for their age group is an excellent first step toward keeping them safe online. When they have access to more general computing devices, you can leverage parental control features built right into the operating system. The parental controls for both Windows and macOS provide a convenient and acceptable means for restricting web access and chat functionality, and give parents the ability to view detailed logs and monitor email exchanges.
Microsoft Family Safety

Read more
How to use WhatsApp Web
WhatsApp messaging app

WhatsApp, the messaging service owned by Facebook, is one of the most popular international online communication services on the planet. WhatsApp Web is a browser version of the WhatsApp Messenger chat and video/voice calling app from iOS and Android. Desktop WhatsApp comes in two flavors — a downloadable system app for Mac and Windows or a browser-based version.

Read more
Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: finally time to upgrade?
The screen of the Surface Pro 9.

Windows 11 is the newest version of Windows, and it's one of the best Windows versions released. Under the hood, though, it's very similar to Windows 10. We've compared Windows 11 and Windows 10 point for point in order to answer one question: Should you upgrade to the latest Windows OS?

We'll run down the biggest differences between Windows 11 and Windows 10, including how the Windows 11 2H22 Update changes things. Before diving in, keep in mind that Microsoft no longer sells new Windows 10 licenses. If you're upgrading from an older version of Windows, you'll need to go straight to Windows 11.
Windows 11 vs. Windows 10: what's new

Read more