Box vs iCloud


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Box
Box offers free cloud storage and file sharing services that enables you to securely share and access files online. Companies rely on Box because it's secure, works on any device and scales to meet the needs of small businesses and Fortune 500 companies. Box free alternatives are: Google Drive, OneDrive.
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iCloud
iCloud is cloud service done right. It stores your music, photos, apps, calendars, documents, and more. And wirelessly pushes them to all your devices.
Comparing Box vs iCloud is like comparing apples to oranges. Because your business is unique and nobody except you can decide, which is better for your company. But we can add some fun to your research and suggest some new comparison parameters.

Ok, now let's compare the UI. Looks like Box has more user-friendly interface than iCloud because it's bigger. At least on our screenshots


To compare the popularity of the solutions we counted how many alternatives people search for each of them on the Internet. And it turns out that Box is more popular than iCloud

Now let's look at the recent activities of our competitors:

- Box applies AI to content management (in 2017)
- Box introduced Box Elements - pre-packaged content services for developers (in 2017)
- Box introduced desktop app Box Drive (in 2017)
- Box Zones will let you choose storage from IBM and AWS (in 2016)
- Box introduced new mobile web interface (in 2014)
- Box unveiled world's first industry specific file storage (in 2014)
- Box Notes is available on Android (in 2014)
- Box gives businesses unlimited storage, adds Office 365 integration (in 2014)
- Apple iCloud to get folders with files, Windows app (in 2014)
- Microsoft is already afraid of Box (in 2014)

Looks like Box was recently more active than iCloud (at least in our news). We also found some news, in which Box and iCloud meet head to head:

2011 - New Box.net: more simple, social and with App Store to keep up competition with iCloud


Business applications should be simple - this is the favorite phrase of Aaron Levy, the founder of collaboration service Box.net. And the main feature of the new Box.net version is again more simple and intuitive interface. It was very simple before also, but Box.net developers continue to redraw and rearrange buttons, icons, menus to make the users even more happy. The new interface is implemented on HTML5 and it allows to open and view files online faster. Also, there are new convenient tools like instant pop-up notifications (imitating Windows tray notifications) and drag and drop support for moving files between folders. In addition, now it's possible to attach discussions not only to files but also to folders. It's useful for discussing projects.

Box.net
Like many other vendors, Box.net has decided to create a marketplace (App Store) for the service. So the new tab Apps appeared, where users can find business applications integrated with Box.net. For now there are about 150 applications, in particular, Salesforce, Google Apps, NetSuite, Yammer, etc

Box.net
In addition, in cooperation with VMWare, Box.net has implemented LDAP support, and in particular Active Directory support, that enables companies to use single authorization data. Though Box.net already has some large customers, for example Dell, but Active Directory integration is a huge step for Box.net in its competition against MS Sharepoint for the enterprise market.