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?
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.
This is a feature that would primarily be of interest in Box Drive for our use-case as simultaneous editing is not currently possible with desktop apps.
This is a feature which is available on dropbox; the dropbox badge provides a link to share the file through the dropbox desktop app, copy the dropbox link to clipboard, comment on the file on the web app & view version history on the web app.
Tyler Yates commented
If this feature also indicated which user was editing the document it would help with collaboration.