Box.com: Apps





Many third-party apps exist for Box.  In addition, Box provides its own apps that connect your data with other applications, services and devices. A list of apps available in the Duke Box environment is listed below.

You can find and install these apps in your Box account by clicking on the cloud graphic to the left of the search box on the Box web page banner.

Desktop apps

  • Box for Office: Edit and share Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easily (Windows).
  • Box Edit: Edit content directly in Box using applications on your computer (Windows, Mac).
  • Box for Outlook: Send files using sharing links and save attachments (Windows).
  • Box Sync for Windows & Mac: Sync desktop files to Box. Access Box folders and shared files from your desktop.
  • Box Drive: Just like Box Sync you can sync desktop files to Box. Access Box folders and shared files from your desktop. Box Sync and Box Drive should not be installed at the same time. 
  • Zapier *: Tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps. Zapier enables you to automate tasks between other online apps. This helps you use complementary apps side-by-side. For more information visit https://zapier.com.
  • Slack *: Messaging app for teams. everything in one place, instantly searchable – bring project communication together in one place. (Windows, Mac). For more information visit https://slack.com.

* Important note: While approved for use this app cannot be used for PHI and sensitive data.

Tablet apps

  • PDF Expert for Enterprise: Ultimate solution for working with PDF files (iPad).
  • Smart Office: View, create, edit and print Office and other documents (iPad).
  • Box for iPad: Access, manage and share all of your content while on the go.
  • Box for Android Tablet: Access, manage and share all of your content while on the go.
  • Box for Android MDMs: Access all your Box content directly from your phone, keeping you connected.
  • iAnnotate PDF for Android: Manage, store and annotate hundreds of PDF files.
  • Genius Scan+ for iPad *: Quickly scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files. (Cost: $6.99)
  • Zapier *: Tool for primarily non-technical users to connect together web apps. Zapier enables you to automate tasks between other online apps. This helps you use complementary apps side-by-side. For more information visit https://zapier.com.
  • Slack *: Messaging app for teams. everything in one place, instantly searchable – bring project communication together in one place. For more information visit https://slack.com.

* Important note: While approved for use this app cannot be used for PHI and sensitive data.

 

Cell phone apps

  • Box for iPhone: View, upload and share your files while you are on the go.
  • Box for Android: Access, manage and share all of your content while on the go.
  • Box for Windows Phone: Access, view, share and pin your content from anywhere.
  • Genius Scan+ *: Quickly scan your documents on the go and export them as JPEG or multi-page PDF files. (Cost: $6.99).
  • Slack *: Messaging app for teams. everything in one place, instantly searchable – bring project communication together in one place.

* Important note: While approved for use this app cannot be used for PHI and sensitive data.

 

Are other apps available for Box?

There are hundreds of third-party applications that have been written for Box.

Box’s security provisions are robust enough to safeguard educational, financial and sensitive data. However, these safeguards exist between the Box.com servers and your computer (or that of a collaborator). Many third-party Box applications make copies of files or take data outside Duke’s secure Box environment. In addition, some third-party apps may leave data unencrypted while in transit. For these reasons, all apps to be used within Duke’s Box environment must be reviewed and must meet security, licensing and legal requirements.

In order to be approved, apps must meet the following criteria:

  • Support single sign-on
  • Data must be encrypted in transport (SSL or TLS)
  • Never take content outside of secure Box storage (pass through to display is OK, but copying / caching files on local devices is not allowed)
  • Provide a service not adequately covered by other approved Box applications
  • Apps will be run in the approved / appropriate environment


Apps that require licensing fees and/or payment to Box or a third-party vendor will be considered if:

  • Payment for app will be made by requesting party
  • Payment for app does not require central payment or coordination
  • A suitable business case can be made for central payment

To request that a Box application be reviewed and approved, please complete the request form.