Apple’s iCloud seems to have intimidate the folks at Box.net. As a part of a 50 day promotion, Box.net is offering free 50 GB Cloud space on their servers and an increased upload file limit size of 100 MB to all iDevice users. The 50 GB is not be limited to one’s iDevice, and users will be able to use it on their computer’s as well. So you can even use the 50 GB on your Android mobile, just make sure to login once from an iDevice. A free account made on Box.net, without availing this offer, provides 5 GB of upload space with a file size limit of 25 MB.
The 50 GB offer is valid for the iDevices. Namely, the iPod touch 1G, iPod touch 2G, iPod touch 3g, the original iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, the iPad and the relatively new iPad 2. It’s quite a month for Apple fanboys. First iCloud and now this new irresistible offer from Box.net.
This is what you will have to do to get the free 50 GB’s and the new upload size limit.
- This promotion only runs for 50 days
- Visit the app store and download the Box app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch
- Log in to your existing account or register for a new one directly from the app.
And voila! You are done.
Here’s a proof of it working. The image you see below is a screenshot from my iPod touch. I simply had to login using my existing Box.net account and was greeted with the following message without any nuisance:
It should also be noted that the box.net iPhone app is pretty sleek as well.
UPDATE: Since the publishing of this post I have realised that desktop syncing is not available for free accounts and to be able to use a Box.net desktop client the user will have to upgrade to the Business Plan which costs $15/user/month.