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Cloud file storage app Box.net (previously covered on WWD)  today announced some nifty new features that should prove useful, particularly if you’re a freelancer working with remote clients: Tasks, Global Folders and Custom Branding. Tasks lets you assign tasks around files, which should be handy if […]

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Cloud file storage app Box.net (previously covered on WWD)  today announced some nifty new features that should prove useful, particularly if you’re a freelancer working with remote clients: Tasks, Global Folders and Custom Branding.

Tasks lets you assign tasks around files, which should be handy if you have a workflow that involves client approval of files or collaborating on files with others. For example, you can assign the task of reviewing a design right from within Box.net. For any file you can assign tasks to yourself, someone else or a group of people. By having this kind of functionality built into the app, you can keep the tasks together with the file itself, which should help avoid the kind of confusion that can result when assigning tasks via email.

Global Folders provides a simple way to publish files on the Internet, with just a few mouse clicks and no HTML fiddling required. You can take any of your Box.net folders and turn them into a publicly accessible web page with a customized, static URL.

Custom Branding lets Business edition subscribers customize the Box.net UI with their own branding, projecting a much more professional appearance when sharing files with clients.

What do you think of Box.net’s new features?

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  1. I can’t believe anyone actually pays the outrageous prices box.net charges. They have some really awesome products and affiliations but you pay through the nose if you have any data at all.

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  2. I agree with the first comment. Box.net charges are outrageous. I’ve been using a free Box.net account with a free Amazon S3 account at smestorage.com. I’ve been getting global folders, tasks & workflow, and nifty integrations long before box.net, & all for FREE

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