Take Teamwork to the Next Level with New Collaboration Features

These days, everyone's trying to stay on top of important projects, update documents and collaborate with teammates – all at once. If you feel like you don't have enough hours in the day to get everything done, Box can help. We designed new features that will streamline your workflow and make your team a collaboration machine, so read on to learn how to get work done faster than ever.

Mention colleagues in comments

Inviting collaborators into a folder already helps connect you with all the right people, but have you ever wished you could reach out to one of them specifically, and make sure they pay attention to a certain document? The new comment mention feature helps you do just that. Just like in all your favorite social networking tools, type ‘@’ within your file comment to select a collaborator to mention. For example: “@Aaron Levie, I’m still waiting on your feedback.” The collaborator mentioned will receive an email and see the mention in their updates stream, so they’re sure to get the message. The feature is live now, so log in to your account to give it a try.

Assign and manage tasks in the comment stream

Want to make things a little more formal? Assign your collaborators a task. Any comment can be turned into a task: to review, to approve or reject or to update. Once assigned, all collaborators can track the task’s progress, leave feedback and help move the project forward – right inside the comments thread. Need it done by a certain date? Not a problem, just assign a due date and the assignee will know when you expect them to deliver by. Tasks are coming soon for all users.

Post a new comment via email

We’ve also made it seamless and simple to respond to any comment or leave feedback on a file. In the next few weeks, you’ll be able to reply to a comment email notification from Box and your response will be captured in the document’s comment stream. You can even reply on-the-go, using your mobile device’s email client!

Revise content quickly with Box Edit

Finally, available as a beta download for all users, you can now edit content directly from file preview pages with Box Edit. The free download for Mac or Windows recognizes when you have native applications installed on your computer for editing that type of file, and lets you quickly make changes and save the revised content back to Box. Get more details and download the beta now.

Check out all the new collaboration features and let us know what you think below or on Twitter @BoxHQ.