Tuesday, February 7th, 2012

Liberate Your Inbox with Box For Outlook’s New Features

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Whether you’re using an application on your desktop or in the cloud, we think Box should be just a few clicks away. That’s why we created Box for Outlook, which makes it easy to bridge the gap between Box and your inbox.

We recently added some great features to this plugin that Outlook users will find invaluable, so check them out below to learn more:

  • Save existing attachments to Box: From an existing (or incoming) email in Outlook, click “Save attachments to Box” from the ribbon. From there, you’ll be able to select a folder to upload your attachment(s) to and then Box for Outlook will give you a shared link.
  • Select multiple shared links from Box: From the new message window, if you use “Share from Box,” you can now select multiple files by pressing the control key and selecting multiple files. They’ll be sent as separate shared links in an email.
  • Share a folder from Box: Select a folder from the “Share from Box” window.

This update to Box for Outlook is available to all Business and Enterprise customers. To take your inbox to the cloud today, download the plugin from our desktop apps page.

  • Bryan deSilva

    How is it that box for outlook (2010 64bit) puts the add in on a separate menu “Add Ins” rather than on the “Home” menu like Evernote and other addins do? This makes it out of the way and missed. And it takes 3 clicks to get to anything at all. Silly choice.

  • Thanks!!

    Bryan,
    Thanks for the info on Evernote, I didn’t know I could use that for outlook.

  • Jason

    Outbound works great. Cumbersome for inbound and existing message attachments, to say the least. Save Attachments to Box should a) work in the preview pane, and not force you to open the full message, and b) should automatically replace the attachment with a link to the file (in the body of the message). Other add-ins do this much better.