One of my favorite cloud file storage systems, Box.net, recently added the ability to edit files through Google Docs. This is a great feature that sets Box.net apart from several of its competitors. Of the online file systems that I have uses (Dropbox, SugarSync, ZumoDrive, Box.net), Box.net offers the best overall features for editing files. In addition to having the ability to use Google Docs for editing, Box.net also offers the option to edit files using Zoho Office. The editing capabilities were fast and efficient when I used Google Docs.
I really like how Box.net continues to expand its platform and continues to make it more user friendly. Google Docs is part of the Box Apps ecosystem, which is continuing to expand its offerings. In addition to Google Docs and Zoho, they offer apps that integrate with several popular cloud and social services, such as LinkedIn, Salesforce.com, and eFax.
Overall I continue to be impressed with Box.net’s expanding functionality. I would recommend that people try out Box.net if they have not already. The user experience is nice and the apps ecosystem is a nice feature that most other online file storage systems do not offer.
For a better understanding of how it works, check out the video below from Box.net’s YouTube page.