Forget AirSharing. Box.net Offers Free Cloud Storage on iPhone

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One of the most popular (and discussed) application uses for the iPhone has been document storage. First there was DataCase and Readdle Docs — two paid apps that allowed you to store files on your iPhone using a very cryptic (and often flawed) synchronization method. Airsharing, released a few months later, achieved the same result, but for free.

All three of these apps suffered from the same problem, however. Instead of storing your data in the "cloud" these apps stored it, old style, on the actual iPhone device. If your phone is lost or damaged, your data is also lost. And forget about accessing your data on the web. Getting it into and out of your phone is a task.

Well, not anymore. Box.net, one the leaders in online storage, released today is a free app that allows you to store files in the cloud and access them on your iPhone. Word files, PDFs, Excel files — store them on your free Box.net account, and access them on the go on your iPhone. Box.net works flawlessly. It even makes it trivial to upload your pics directly to your box.net account. And its free!

If Airsharing was downloaded more than 1 million times, I am guessing Box.net for iPhone could become one the most used apps in the entire App Store. Box.net... It's that good.

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  • TheRealGomez

    Im sold.

  • Neal H

    Im downloading it right away. Tthis app will surpass AirSharing no doubt.

  • Rick

    Going to download it now. Makes sense that it's free since they offer a free version on their site as well. If you start to use it a lot then you can upgrade your account. Thanks for the post.

  • Abbey

    I downloaded this - it's very useful, particularly for pictures.

  • Mike

    I guess it could be useful in some circumstances but what is the difference between this and emailing a document to yourself? You can view attachments in your iphone if you have wifi/3G/edge the same as box.net.
    Are you able to download the files from the cloud to your iphone and store it there permanently?

  • http://www.labyrinthos.org Leishtek

    BOX.net has a great service/site. This is a MUST for any iPhone owner (well other than a spare battery of course ;)