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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.

    225 votes
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    on roadmap  ·  14 comments  ·  Desktop  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Sort search results alphabetically

    AS A Box User
    I WANT to be able to sort search results alphabetically (currently relevance and updated are the only sort options)
    SO THAT I have more options for sorting search results to locate the files and folders I am looking for

    10 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Smaller icons for Box Drive on windows

    The "status" icons on folders/files in Box Drive cover up 80% of the thumbnail for the file (or folder itself). This happens when explorer is set to list or details view.

    This makes scanning a folder with many documents for a particular file type extremely difficult, as there's not much visual distinction between excel, word, and ppt docs when they're all covered by one of the Box Drive syncing status icons. The PPT/Excel/Word logos are completely covered with just a vague hint of color peeking out.

    It would be ideal to figure out some way to make these icons smaller,…

    129 votes
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    under consideration  ·  41 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Dark Mode Option

    I think it would be nice to be able to either turn on a Dark Mode when I'm in a browser at Box.com or, have an option to select a different background color.
    Just one of those folk who have a time with bright white light ..

    36 votes
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    10 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion. This is not currently planned for development. We will let you know if anything changes. Please continue to share your use cases in the comments.

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    131 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Box Drive Sync Delay Indicator

    Box Drive is supposed to mirror the files on the server. But we experience delays of five minutes to over an hour between when we complete an upload to Box and when other users can see the file in Box Drive. We end up having to use the web portal more frequently to download files rather than waiting for them to appear, which creates version issues and nullifies the most attractive feature of Box Drive. The old Box Sync software used red or green dots to indicate if a file had synced. Is there a way to add such an…

    29 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion! Our Product Team will review your use case and comments and reply back within 1-2 months. Continue to share your comments on this suggestion.

  7. Box Drive: Support ARM processors

    The new Microsoft Surface Pro X uses an ARM based processor and Box Drive doesn't support ARM processors. I'm sure use of the ARM processors will increase rapidly since it allows for much longer battery life and support cellular data connections.

    11 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Pre-defined reporting

    Request for Box to create pre-defined reports. Currently, we have to input criteria everytime, reallocate the parameters and reset it up again. Goal is to have admin be able to pre-populate a report thats saved and say run it every Sunday night. Any thought to utilizing Relay to run Manual Start, predefined reports?

    3 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Automatic classification based on filename

    We would like to be able to automatically classify certain files based on filename. We have files of a certain type, that always have the same file extension, that are always high-value assets for us. To be able to automatically classify these and change permissions around external sharing for them would be a big win for us. Without it, we either have to educate our users to always classify these manually, or be content with the possibility of them being outside our security preferences. However, we should also be able to un-classify them, in the rare event that one of…

    4 votes
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    under consideration  ·  1 comment  ·  Shield  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Updates for Task Management

    Task management should:
    -Show a total number of tasks outstanding
    -Have the ability to categorize tasks
    -Have the ability to prioritize tasks
    -Include summary of time elapsed since task assignment
    -Always allow the user to check the task off, reject the task, or delegate the task to another
    -Task list should ALWAYS be searchable
    -Task lists should have the ability to have filters applied (age of task, assigned by, prioritization level, category, etc.)
    -Task auto assignment based on adjustable rules would be a plus

    43 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Tasks  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for the feedback. Our updated tasks experience does show total outstanding tasks as a badge on the tasks center. The Tasks Inbox allows you to filter tasks based on completion status. We have updates for additional sorting under consideration for an upcoming cycle. Categorization and prioritization are not currently on our roadmap, but please do leave feedback on your use cases so that we can appropriately consider for the future.

  11. login page Customization

    The login page is very confusing for our external collaborators. Despite the creation of "How to log on to Box" with pictures, external collaborators still click on the wrong link as the "Continue" button (for our managed users) is very large compare to the small font link for the external collaborators. The natural instinct is to click on "Continue" which gives the external collaborator an error since they are not part of the "managed users" and will not be able to SSO to our Box. Our staff is having to help our external customer on regular basis.
    Can the login…

    7 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Other  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Only allow users to set shared link expiration up to the Enterprise setting limit

    When setting up a shared link in Box, we want the user to be able to set the expiration up to the Enterprise setting, but not beyond the Enterprise setting.

    A shared link with a shorter expiration time is more secure but less convenient. The security level varies depending on the content, so it would be desirable for users to be able to set an expiration date below the Enterprise setting.

    Managed users set expiration dates beyond their Enterprise settings, allowing content to be accessed for unintended periods of time.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Syncing bookmarks and Windows shortcuts between Box Drive and online.

    To better organize my personal Box files and share with teams, I've saved my files in the team folder and used a Windows shortcut (in Box Drive) in my personal Box folder to link files/folders elsewhere on Box. Box Drive doesn't sync Window's shortcuts so these links are lost when working online. The workaround online is to use the bookmark function, using file/folder URLs to create shortcuts. It would be great if bookmarks or window's shortcuts synced between online and Box Drive modes. At the moment I'm having to bookmark online and shortcut on Drive to link up files and…

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Box Sync  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thank you for your suggestion! Our Product Team will review your use case and comments and reply back within 1-2 months. Continue to share your comments on this suggestion.

  14. Box Drive: Display pop up warning when content is moved to external folder

    Just like below warning pop-up displayed in WebApp, Box Drive shall pop up a warning to let the user know the item ownership will be changed to external user, when moved to external folder. (also to prevent accidental moves)

    Change Item Owner
    By moving this item you will be transferring ownership to John Doe (john.doe@boxsample1[.]com) at Box Sample1 Company. In some cases, you may not be able to undo this action based on restrictions in the destination location.

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Request a file link for Editors

    Many of my customers are requesting for Editors to have the ability to generate request a file links. Owners and Co-Owners have very omniscient capabilities for folder configurations that Editors may not need (nor do the Owners want them to have) but because Editors do much of the editing and information creation/modification, it would be helpful if they could have the ability to request content.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. When user share folder/file to group, please be able to use copy and paste.

    When user share folder/file to group, please be able to use copy and paste.

    When share folder/file to Group, if group name includes "@" and user copy and paste that group name to 'Invite People', it is judged mail address not group name.
    So, user cannot invite that group.

    If user enter group name and select from suggestion, they can invite group normally.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Admin Console  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Send in-app notification for failed bulk move/copy.

    Box Notification on account (not email notification) for failed moves.

    When copying or moving a large numbers of files, sometimes those moves fail.

    We would like to be notified about files that failed to copy or move

    6 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Web App  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Select folders to sync

    Select folders to sync with Box Drive rather than having to sync all folders.

    96 votes
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    11 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for the feedback! Users already have the ability to selectively sync (mark content for offline access) today in Box Drive. What I believe you’re asking for is a curated view of content you select to show up in Box Drive. That’s something we’re considering as we think about how to solve the content sprawl issue in Box Drive.

  19. excel online previewer for Box Platform

    We want to user the Excel online previewer for Box Platform as well.
    We are able to open excel files with Excel online previewer when we access from Box.com.
    However when we open the file from platform, we cannot.

    9 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Developer Platform  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  20. pause

    Enable Pause syncing for times in slow internet connection.

    17 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Box Drive  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
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