Shared Folder Page: Add the Ability to Search
The shared folder page does not currently have the ability to search, meaning users must manually navigate through (potentially) pages of folders to find the relevant file.
REQUEST: Add the ability to perform searches when viewing a Shared Folder page as a non-collaborator.
For example, if a customer is using open shared links as a way to host a 'Brand/PR Assets' library with subfolders for logos, imagery, etc., the users are unable to quickly locate the file they need amongst the subfolders. Search would help with this.
This is a great suggestion, and I can definitely see the usefulness of such a feature. Based on current priorities, I don’t foresee us being able to implement this feature in the short-term.
When you are communicating with the public and would like to provide documentation through box, it is unlikely that an outside user will want to sign up for box on a one time transaction. However, the functionality of searching through a large library of documents provided is key to having said user obtain the documents needed.
It is a short sighted policy to force people to create an account for this functionality. It makes your current customers look bad, and it leaves a bad taste in the mouth of your potential future customers.
I can see the usefulness of this feature as well.
Isaac J. Galvan commented
This would be incredibly useful in our university settings.
Might want to consider this one...