Zoho Day 4: Box.net to the Rescue

Zoho Box.net I’ve been complaining lately about the import process for Zoho. Well, Box.net just might have that solved, along with providing a place to store ALL of my data. For mobile users needing access to their data from multiple devices, including phones, Box.net looks quite intriguing.

After I mentioned Box.net the other day, they reached out to me after reading my article, explaining how Box.net and Zoho integrate together.


We launched our OpenBox platform back in December and Zoho was one of our launch participants.  With a single click on Box.net, users can edit and preview their documents using Zoho.  What happens is when you click on your file and say edit document, it will launch a new browser window and your document shows up in Zoho.  When changes are made and you save your document it automatically saves the file back to your Box.net account. 

Box.net offers three levels of pricing

  • Lite – comes with 1 gb of storage, file sizes being limited to 10mb. Free
  • Individual – 5gb of storage, 1gb file size limitations. $7.95 per month
  • Business – 15 gb of storage, 1 gb of storage. $19.95 per month

Box.net has set me up with an evaluation account which I’ll be using over the next couple of weeks. Stay tuned for more as I put it to the test. I’ll be interviewing their CEO, Aaron Levi, next week, so if you have anything you’d like to know, leave a comment and I’ll try to get your question answered.


UPDATE: I just dragged and dropped a 250 mb folder of OneNote documents to my box.net account – very, very simple and easy. Upload speed is about 200 kb. I’m really interested to see how the process of editing those OneNote files will be. I’ll upload my Customer project files later tonight. Looks like I might need to start a Box.net series!


Big thanks to GBM reader Nitin Badjatia for opening my eyes to Box.net!