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  1. Drive: Notifications when there is simultaneous editing happening

    When multiple people are simultaneously editing in Drive multiple versions save as different copies. There should be notifications so people don't have to lock files to let others know they are editing a document.

    262 votes

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  2. 228 votes

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  3. Force logout of Box Drive

    Allow at the enterprise level to force logout box drive after a certain amount of time.

    69 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    We don’t have plans to address this in the short term. We will continue to review this ask in future planning cycles to reconsider!

  4. Notification when someone is editing a file

    Since we don't have an option to check-in/check-out of files, can you add a feature like Dropbox's badge which alerts a user when someone else is editing a file so we prevent any simultaneous version history/editing issues?

    58 votes

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    Thanks for the suggestion. We’re actively researching in this area right now, so I’d love to collect any additional feedback you might have on use cases. For example: are you primarily looking for this notification on Preview? The files list? And in which applications – Web? Box Drive? Box mobile applications?

    Any additional information you provide will be much appreciated.

  5. 53 votes

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  6. Drive: Search for offline files when disconnected from internet

    Box Drive should have search functionality when offline and for items that are marked for offline.

    51 votes

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  7. 44 votes

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  8. Leverage search capabilities in Box for Box Drive

    Our users would like to use some of the functionalities for Box search, like dates and searching within specific folders, in Box Drive.

    40 votes

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  9. Box for Office integration with Mac OSX

    We would like Box for Office desktop integration w/Mac OSX. Some use the web apps for o365. Some use Office 2016 for mac that connects into o365.

    37 votes

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  10. 37 votes

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    not planned  ·  nsalzman responded

    We do not have near-term plans to add this capability right now. You might be able to get a similar effect by using Device Trust on those endpoints and requiring a specific certificate on a device, which is limited to just those groups of users.

  11. Box Drive Should Show Files With Illegal Filenames or Characters

    We need Box Drive to be able to point to the offending error in Windows Explorer or Finder. Click on the offending file, folder is opened and file is selected in Windows Explorer or Finder in order to fix.

    32 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is not something that we have on the roadmap for the foreseeable future. Notifications were suppressed for these items and we will be investigating different ways to make problem items in general more discoverable.

  12. 28 votes

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  13. 28 votes

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    not planned  ·  Kyle Williams responded

    This is technical not feasible. Microsoft has not enabled the APIs that we need to leverage on mac.

  14. 21 votes

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  15. Ability for users to set sorting preference

    Box is not longer default showing files by file name. This requires resorting of files every time I open a folder, which is hundred of times a day.

    Please enable users to set the default sorting order for folders or restore the prior defaults

    19 votes

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  16. 19 votes

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  17. Box Drive install to be shown as "Box Drive" instead of "Box"

    Our user believes that labeling the installation more explicitly as Box Drive, instead of Box, will be more clear.

    16 votes

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  18. 16 votes

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  19. Allow Excel's Shared Workbook feature to work on Box.

    Microsoft Excel has a feature called Shared Workbook that allows multiple users to edit Excel file simultaneously and still migrate each modifications into each others' Excel files.

    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/about-the-shared-workbook-feature-49b833c0-873b-48d8-8bf2-c1c59a628534

    Box doesn't support this type of feature, but Google and Dropbox supports to notify users on (Office) file modification status to provide similar feature / user experience.

    Google:
    https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/avoid-microsoft-version-conflicts-with-google-drive.html

    Dropbox:
    https://blogs.dropbox.com/dropbox/2015/10/dropbox-badge-now-available/

    16 votes

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    While we won’t be building in support for the Shared Workbook feature as requested, we will be providing capabilities in the near-future that will provide more visibility when you open a file that is locked in order to prevent file editing conflicts.

  20. MAC OS Spotlight search for Box Drive

    Ability to search for Box files from the Mac OS Spotlight Search feature. Allow all files/folders I have access to in Box/Drive to surface in the search functionality on my Mac desktop.

    13 votes

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