Check out Box’s improved search and other upgrades, starting Tuesday

Beginning on Tuesday, Nov. 8, faculty, staff and students at UC Davis who use the Box cloud storage service can try out its new features and cleaner look.

According to Jeremy Phillips, who directs information technology for the Division of Social Sciences and helps oversees Box at UC Davis, the revision creates a “more streamlined and capable version of the web interface,” including:

  • Improved search
  • Improved gallery view options (“great for photo libraries!”)
  • Improvements to Box Notes
  • A cleaner, more modern layout

This 2.5-minute video previews the changes. Starting on Nov. 8, you’ll see the option to test the new interface when you log in. The change will be installed on all accounts in early January 2017. Customers will be able to switch between the old and new interfaces until then.

You can toggle to the new interface by visiting To toggle from the new interface back to the old interface, click on the help icon (question mark in a circle) in the upper right corner, then click next to the “Need to switch back to the old Box Experience?” line.

About 36,000 UC Davis faculty, staff and students use Box, typically to store, share, and/or manage work online.