Box Updates User Interface With Extended Previews
Box has redesigned its user interface so that less time is needed for finding and viewing items, leaving more time for workers to be creative.Any kind of shortcut that can save a few seconds here and there during the course of a day's work is usually welcomed with open arms. To this end, cloud storage and collaboration tools provider Box has redesigned its user interface so that less time is needed for finding, viewing and downloading items, leaving more time for workers to be creative and/or make decisions based on looking at content. The cloud service provider made the announcement April 2. The updated user interface now features: --A streamlined header toolbar that includes only the most commonly used actions: edit, share and download. Secondary actions are now available in the overflow menu. This restructuring helps users quickly navigate tasks and collaborate without ever leaving preview mode, the company said.
--A revamped sidebar that includes a timeline of the latest activity. This includes version history, comments, and tasks associated with the file. From the sidebar, users can then click over to the information tab, which contains a description of the file and its metadata. Users can track collaborators’ comments, prior versions, and assign tasks to co-workers all while still in preview mode.