Fileboard adds Box support to cloud file-management iPad app
Cloud storage and collaboration is finally beginning to become mainstream, enabling people to have access to their documents wherever, whenever and on whatever device provided that they’ve a web connection. That’s great, but there’s one problem: Not everyone uses a similar cloud storage service to cope all those documents. Because of this a variety of people must manage multiple cloud services by surprise.
Fileboard hopes to offer an answer to this with an iPad app that’s designed to integrate with multiple services and let users manage files across they all, making objects more accessible and improving collaboration between workers. The app lets users work with quite a few cloud services, including Gmail, Microsoft Exchange, Dropbox, SharePoint and Salesforce. The most recent partner to get added to the list is Box, due to its Box OneCloud initiative. Because of the, the Box app has added some key Fileboard capabilities.
Fileboard targets workers at the road who desire to be capable to have the newest version of presentations and other documents with no need to send all of them backward and forward via email. A common management platform is becoming necessary for those workers, particularly because the cloud storage market remains pretty fragmented.
It’s not uncommon, for example, for one enterprise to have picked Dropbox for its cloud storage, while a partner or client may need picked Box or Sharepoint. Even worse, there are various individual users who’ve picked one or the alternative willy-nilly, forcing everyone else they work with to get and manage accounts in their own.
With Fileboard, users can’t only manage different documents, but they could review and annotate documents, collaborate on them, sign documents and move documents between services. They’re able to also create private and public folders from in the app. And it also provides a layer of security, because the documents aren’t stored locally at the device, but through various cloud services.
Fileboard was founded by Khuram Hussain and Waseem Sadiq, and relies in Mountain View, Calif. The startup was element of last year’s 500 Startups Accelerator class and received seed funding from this system.
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