Search, save, collaborate in a snap 

Search, save, collaborate in a snap 

Over the last year, the way we do work has changed. We're securely sharing content and collaborating in real-time, co-editing content with internal and external teams, and embracing the flexibility of working on any device from anywhere--all with the power of Box's Content Cloud. In short, we're constantly reinventing how we work and collaborate, and we are continually getting better at it.

It's no secret that at Box we want you do your best work and that means delivering the best imaginable Box user experience. As the way we work continues to be reinvented, Box is as well--not only are we building new products, features and functionality, but we are also refining our existing capabilities. 

Our User Delight team has been gathering user feedback and analyzing interactions within the Box web app, specifically looking at how users collaborate and get work done. Some of the key questions they have been asking include:

  • How easily can users complete action(s) within the product?
  • Can users easily accomplish what they need to do on their first attempt?
  • How efficiently or quickly can users perform everyday tasks?
  • If a user makes a mistake how can they address it?

In response to their findings, the team has rolled out several updates that take into account to usability best practices with the goal of boosting user efficiency and confidence while using the product. 

Here are five simple but mighty changes geared towards driving usability and efficiency so you can get the most value out of Box and do your best work.

Consolidated new button

The consolidated New button streamlines Box's menu options by combining the 'New' and 'Upload' buttons. With a new, user-friendly design, the 'New' button promotes efficiency with a drop down menu where users can perform all key actions such as uploading a file or folder, creating a new document likes a Box Note or Word document, or setting up a new bookmark.

New Button

Drag to trash

Most users are familiar with the ability to "grab" an item by clicking and holding the mouse and dragging it to a new location. Now, Box web app users can save time by dragging unwanted folders and files and dropping them in the Trash on the left menu.

Drag to trash

Search in trash

Easily recover accidentally deleted items! Users can search for files or folders that they or a collaborator may have deleted. Searches can be limited to the trash and also filtered by items you own- choose to restore an item or permanently delete items you own. For additional details on managing the trash, please see this Box Support article.

Search in trash

Search history

Soon, users will be able to save time by quickly repeating a past search from the search field in the Box web app. Choose from one of your last seven historical searches-clicking on the search term will perform the search again.

Search history

Collections in Box Notes

Users can now seamlessly add their Box Notes to a new or existing collection directly inside the Box Notes app. With this enhancement, you can stay focused on your work while simultaneously staying organized. Check out this Box Support article for more information about Collections.

Collections in BoxNotes

Bringing efficiency to work

Box is constantly working to fine-tune our user experience to bring added efficiency to your work. Be sure to check out our What's New at Box video series to see our latest enhancements in action.