Add ability for users to open a folder in Box Drive from the Web App
Add some kind of "open in Box Drive" option for a folder. Clicking this would cause Box Drive to open the appropriate folder locally.
This seems like it would be better solved with a search improvement to Box Drive. If not, let us know in the comments.
"Search improvemnent" would not help. This is an immediate frustration for my whole team that started with Box recently. Since we can't link to a network file, we would like to easily grab that link and have it open the file in the appropriate application (e.g., Word or Excel).
I disagree that this should be on the "no planned" list on the grounds of improving search in Box drive. The ability to open a folder locally in Drive from the Web App would allow us to take advantage of the full features of both access methods - i.e viewing version and audit history in the web app and then opening file explorer to enjoy more traditional file features like copying/pasting and familiar navigation.
John Nickell commented
This looks very similar if not identical to the idea post in this suggestion: 36113086. To avoid getting marked as a spammer, I'm voting and making my comment here.
I would add another use case for this that better search would not address. When trying to collaborate between people, a user, get's a shared link via Box drive and then emails this link to their coworker.
If the coworker, clicks on the link, their computer will open the link in Box's Web App. Adding a "Open in Box Drive" widget in the webapp would aid the coworker in getting back to the Box Drive folder they may intend on working from anyway.
Within a company this could also minimize the disruption caused by various permissions levels that would make the folder path different per person.