Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

Embed Box Files Anywhere on the Web


When Increo Solutions was acquired by Box, my co-founder and I were incredibly excited to join the team and bring our preview technology to the Box platform. In January, this technology became a core part of Box, making it easy to view files directly within your account, and without the need for corresponding desktop software.

Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ve extended preview technology beyond the Box environment. You can now embed your

files anywhere on the web – in blogs, intranets, wikis and websites. This is a flexible, unobtrusive and ridiculously easy way to display documents right in the browser, and you can choose to restrict viewers’ printing, sharing and downloading privileges. Check out the embedded presentation below, and visit our Customer Page for more examples.

To take the embedding feature for a spin, just right click the file you’d like to embed and select “Embed file in your site.” You can select access levels for your viewers, and even preview the embedded file. Grabthe embed code, and you’re good to go! For security reasons, only owners and editors can embed a file.

With embedding, Box content can join you anywhere on the Web. We look forward to hearing all the interesting ways you use this feature, whether its to showcase a whitepaper on your corporate homepage, or share a presentation on your blog. Please share your stories – as well as comments and questions – here or @boxdotnet.

  • http://www.SiliconValleyandBeyond.com Dawn Thomas

    Congratulations, Kimber, and the team of Box.net! This is very exciting news for businesses!

  • Lcasey

    Nice! Who won the iPad essay contest?

  • http://WWW.CLOUDMOBILEFORMS.COM Ariel Segall

    Works Great !!! Congratulations

    From now on – all my blogs will be posted with Box.net

    I hope soon your users & fans will understand this :

    My Blog – My Content – My Analytics – ALL IN ONE SITE

  • Criss

    I would like to have a single BOX like the one in the above presentation, where all pictures/videos are inside ONE box. If I copy the code to embed in my website, it only generates a box for each file. How do I do that?

    • ashley

      Hi Criss – thanks for the question! The presentation embedded in this post is just one file (a PowerPoint deck). If you want to share multiple files, the Box widget is probably your best option.

  • Aaron Weissman

    Using this now on two websites for groups I manage. Great work! Too bad that it doesn’t work on the iPhone/iPad.

  • http://markmcmahon-online.wikispaces.com/ markmux

    I have actually embedded a whole folder through Google widgets on a blogger site so my students could download examples. This was easy to set up and remains easy to update, so I am very pleased with this good lateral direction.

  • Yusuke

    Does this really have preview feature?
    I got embedding to work but for some reason, when I click on a PDF file, it asks me to download the file rather than simply opening another tab on browser to preview it — which is much quicker.
    Am I doing something wrong?

  • Lars

    Good and important feature – but:
    • why flash and not html?
    • why isn’t it customizable (css)?
    would be really really great if we could have that in the future.

  • Ryan Off

    This is pretty amazing. It’s also worth noting that you can set a password and an expiration on an embedded folder for security.

    +1 for too bad it is Flash instead of HTML (to work on mobile devices and customizable CSS)

  • General D

    give that iPads rule the Tablet world, making this a flash based embed, does not help much.. find a more suitable method

  • http://twitter.com/skultica momok

    i have tried it and it did not work in IE9, but works in IE8..

  • Max Henry

    the embed feature does not work, see it http://supplychains.ning.com/research-library#.UHfMsm9gQyL