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50GB free online storage for iOS users!

Just to let you know, are giving away 50GB of free online storage to iOS users. This storage is free for life (!) as long as you download their new mobile app within the next 50 days (from October 13th).

50GB for free can't be bad.

I'm a fully paid up DropBox user and won't be giving up DropBox anytime soon, but this is a nice addition to any iOS users toolbox.

On the plus side, the 50GB is free for life and from my initial look, seems to have some pretty neat collaborative features. It's really easy to share files and you can set access permissions on files that you share via There's also really smart way of adding comments to files and being alerted when things change, both via the web interface and via the mobile apps.

There are some minor limitations (and if I'm wrong on any of these, please leave a comment) including:

  • Uploads can only be done via the Web Interface on the Mac (comments state uploads can be done from iPad into Box.Net via GoodReader - Thanks Pat)
  • It will only support a maximum of file size of 100MB
  • There is no Mac syncing, all file uploads need to be done manually via the web interface.

It's the final issue that ensures I'll stay with DropBox as syncing is critical for me.

After exploring the web site, it looks like there is a "Sync for Mac" feature in development, but this will only be made available to Business Customers.

The app is available for both iPad and iPhone, and very nicely done!

It's a pity there is no syncing, but as I said, an extra 50GB online is not to be sniffed at, and kudos to for reaching out to the iOS community.

You can learn more about the offer over on the Box.Net blog:

iPad and iPhone Users Get 50 GB FREE Starting Tonight #Box50GB

PS No affiliation or association with Box.Net, just seems like a good deal!

Reader Comments (7)

According to uploads can be as big as 1GB. See

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

Not on the free account. They've bumped up the upload file size to 100MB for this promotion, usually it's 25MB, You have to pay if you want files larger than 100MB


October 14, 2011 | Registered CommenterDon McAllister

Oops! Fine print for Personal accounts confuses this matter. Says 25MB for 5GB plan but charges money for higher capacity.

Based upon my trial this morning I'm sticking with Dropbox. Integrates with the desktop machines both Mac and Windows much better than

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRichard

You can upload to Box from the iPad using Goodreader

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterPat O'Halloran

We have been using as a corporate solution and they do have a mac syncing tool but it is beta only at the moment. I have been using it and it is very good. Not sure when they are releasing it but I have been using it for a couple of months and it is very stable.


October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMarco

Its also worth noting you can use with WebDav so you can save to it from iWork for iOS as well, and then access that from your Mac.
Server Name should be and use your email address and password you signed up with.

October 14, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterDom Barnes

Some of these systems are great in that they allow you to move unlimited amounts of data or huge files but your own broadband supplier may impose limits.

January 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Wright

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