Box Drive vs. Box Web

There are many pros and cons to using Box Drive and the Box on the web interfaces.

Web Based Features:

  • Permissions: Adding users or setting collaborators permission levels should be done at or
  • Sharing : Currently, share files using the web -- or, or if you have Box for Office installed you can share files using that app. See for information on how to use Box for Office.
  • Files with Multiple Editors -- Best practices:
    • Editing Excel or Word documents at the same time - use Office Online:
      • Open file using the Web
      • Choose Word/Excel Online from drop down under Open
  • To lock a file :
    • Open file using the Web
    • Click the 3 dots next to Share in the file link
    • Select Lock from drop down
    • Users can set a time limit for the lock -- under the lock duration drop down.
    • Download can be disabled

Box Drive Features:

Information about Box drive can be found at - Box Drive Information

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