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  1. 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?

    50 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  2. File Request - Display Icon on Folders with File Request Enabled

    On the website, much like the icons on/next to folders for Shared Links, Descriptions, or Sync To Desktop, it would be nice to have an icon for folders that have the File Request feature enabled on them. It would greatly assist with being able to easily identify folders that have the feature enabled at first glance. Thank you.

    30 votes

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    0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for this feedback! We are actively exploring options to both indicate when a File Request is active on a folder, as well as when a file submission came in through a File Request. We should have a more comprehensive update in 1-2 quarters after we update the core feature/functionality in Q1 and Q2. Thanks!

  3. Add column for Modified date, and allow sorting on it.

    It would be really handy to be able to add a column for and sort based on "Modified date" field. Currently the "Updated" column is not useful if you are doing content migrations from outside sources. While the files maintain the "modified date", they get an "Updated date" of the day it was migrated.

    We are considering migrating our existing LAN contents to Box. Our users frequently need to sort on last modified date. We are uploading all data to Box and retaining the original date stamps where possible. Sorting is key.

    43 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Allow edit access on shared links

    Currently, we can choose the access permissions for shared links. However, we want a way to grant edit permission after accessing the link. (Not through the way of adding a collaborator and then sending a shared link to invited people)

    We would like to request that you consider adding the edit permission which we can set for shared links
    in your future release.

    It is very difficult for us when we want to edit files for multiple people temporarily because we have to create a dedicated area and assign the permissions every time.

    It would also be very helpful if…

    5 votes

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  5. Allow folder owner to report on collaborators in their folders

    We would like the ability to have a folder owner search for a specific collaborator to see all the folders (that is owned by the folder owner) that they are collaborating on

    24 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Sounds like an awesome idea! Please submit additional feedback/provide more context or let us know if you’d be open to a discussion with the product management team!

  6. Add a threaded ‘Reply’ button to comments and @mentions

    When you are @mentioned, replying to the sender with @mention requires many clicks. It would be simpler to be able to reply to the sender in one click (i.e. add a comment with sender already @mentioned)

    24 votes

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  7. "Lock" a folder taxonomy

    This allows a folder owner (or developer) to lock a folder taxonomy in place so that Editors can add and update documents but not create or rename folders.

    42 votes

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    5 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Definitely an interesting suggestion! Please comment below with your specific use cases and challenges regarding locking a folder taxonomy.

  8. User-Level Option to Default to 'In This Folder' Search

    Currently, 'in this folder' searching is an opt-in for each search that a user performs. Some users, however, would like webapp search to mirror the experience we already provide on mobile, aka always defaulting to doing an 'in this folder' search.

    REQUEST: Add a user-level setting (within a user's Account Settings) that allows them to opt-in to always defaulting to 'in this folder' searching (meaning the 'in this folder' checkbox in the quicksearch filter will always be checked unless the user manually unchecks it for a specific search).

    43 votes

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  9. Indicators / Progress Bar for Large Folder Operations (Moves, Ownership Transfers, Delete, Copy)

    When doing a move of a large folder or changing the owner of a large folder, users often receive a 'this may take some time' banner notification in the webapp, but that quickly disappears and the user is left wondering... "so...has it finished fully yet?"

    REQUEST: Have more indicators (progress bar, e-mail updates, etc.) of progress in the operation, especially for folder moves/ownership transfers.

    Example: In our mobile apps, we provide a 'job manager' that shows the user progress when they're performing various actions.

    31 votes

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  10. 15 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Definitely have heard this from several of our customers. To help us with prioritization, please add additional context regarding your specific use cases!

  11. Option to request access to a folder

    Request: If an external or internal user is forwarded a Box folder invite and they are not a current collaborator, they should have a mechanism to request the access and such request should automatically go to folder Owner/Co-owner for approval or decline. This should be done in a way that does not display or communicate the folder owners name.

    Rationale: We have many external users that are part of large teams. Adding all (and maintaining) in the team is not feasible. These external users often forward the folder invites.

    8 votes

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    4 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Would love to hear more feedback in this area! Please comment with your specific use cases to help our team prioritize this ask.

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