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Box Apps

Box has a suite of applications that extend it’s base features. Two we recommend are BoxEdit and the Box Mobile Application


  • BoxEdit is small application that allows you to edits files from Box in their native application on your computer.
  • To install go to the Apps section of Box and choose to install it.
  • To use it, click on file on you Box page. It will open a preview pane, above the preview is the “Edit Button,” click this button to edit the document

Box Edit

  • A window will appear asking if you want to lock the file. Check lock file.

Box Edit

  • The document will open in it’s native application if installed. So if you open a Word document, BoxEdit will launch the file in Word.
  • When done making changes, save the document by using Ctrl+S or by using the save function in Word. This will trigger BoxEdit to upload the file back to box. This creates a new version of the file and makes the latest version the current one.

Box Mobile App

  • Box has free mobile apps for the major platforms, Android, iOS and BlackBerry.
  • The mobile app can be downloaded in each of platforms AppStore or Marketplace
  • Simply search “Box” and install it on your device
  • Before signing in to the mobile app, you must enable Single Sign-On (SSO) in your account settings on the Web-App
  • To do this click on the gear button next to your name then click “Account Settings”

Single Sign-On

  • In account settings under “Create an external password” enter in your desired password. This will be password you use to sign into the mobile application

SSO external

Using the Mobile Application

  • Upon opening the Box app you will be presented with a login screen. Choose “More Login Options”

Box Mobile

  • Enter your email address without the “law” part. Example:

Box Mobile

  • Upon entering your emai you will be promted to login with your PennKey. Upon a successful log in you will be asked to create a 4 digit pass code, enter this in twice.

Box Mobile

  • Now you will be in the box mobile app. It will have all your files and folders that are contained on the web, but available to you on the go.

Box Mobile