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How To Get 50GB Of Free Cloud Storage For Life From Box

Updated on February 12, 2013

Getting an account with 50GB of free cloud storage has never been easier. All you need to do is just sing up here and you are good to go. You don't need to do anything else and they don't require nothing more than you providing a phone number that they do not check and you activating your account through clicking a link in your e-mail. So it's free and it's surely worth doing.

What is could storage?

Cloud storage refers to you putting some or all of your files or backup files on a server somewhere on the internet. There are many providers of cloud storage like Google Drive, Dropbox, Box (that are giving this amazing offer), Skydrive and so on. Most of the platforms allow for the files to be easily shared, accessed, synchronized through a multitude of devices. Cloud storage has become so popular because it allows us to have our files uploaded on the internet in a place that is safe, secure and accessible.

What are the benefits?

Different people use cloud storage for different things, but it really has a few benefits that will turn out to be very useful for most.

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First of all, this is a very easy and secure way to back up your vital information and files. You can upload things one file at a time or you can set up a folder that is going to be backed up aromatically. All you need to do is to make sure 50GB are enough, which will be true for the great majority of users. So as long as the company is afloat, your files will be safe with them and you will be able to access them from anywhere.

Second of all, cloud storage can allow you to synchronize your files across a multitude of devices and platforms which would be very hard and more importantly time consuming without a service like this. Syncing files is a breeze because there are a number of Box apps for all kinds of platforms including PC, Mac, iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Microsoft Outlook and Office and more. This means that you can start dealing with one file on one device and continue your work through a number of other devices ranging from computers and laptops to smartphones and tablets and your file will be always available for you in your Box cloud storage account.

Additionally, having a cloud storage account allows quite a lot of additional functionality like sharing and collaboration. This is extremely valuable and pretty much frees your files from the need to be uploaded, re-uploaded, attached to messages and so on. All you need to do is share the proper link and your files will be available to you or your partners anywhere anytime without the hassle of e-mail attachments, files on your hard-drive, USB sticks or other physical carriers.

One final tip

This is a free account and despite the fact that it will be given to you as a present by Box for life, it is not without its minor limitations. For instance, a single upload cannot be over 250MB which might make it less useful for some use cases and scenarios, but there is a way to "fix" this. You could instal the BOX software on your computer and then sync a folder with your BOX account. In this way, whatever you put in the folder will be automatically uploaded to the could making it a very easy way to achieve hassle-free automatic backup as well as long as you are saving your vital work to that synchronized folder.

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