About apps for Box
All apps created for Box, including both those developed by Box and also by third-party developers, are available for your use with Box at IU. You may use any apps you wish with your personal data. However, you may use only some of these apps with institutional data. This distinction is very important, and you should make certain you understand it before using apps with Box at IU. To do so appropriately, be sure to both 1) follow the guidelines in appropriate data for Box at IU, and 2) use only the IU-approved apps listed below when dealing with institutional data.
On this page:
- Apps approved for use with institutional data in Box
- Why all apps aren't available for use with institutional data
- Using apps for personal data in Box
- Installing apps
Apps approved for use with institutional data in Box
- Box Edit
- Box for Android
- Box for Android Tablet
- Box for BlackBerry
- Box for BlackBerry PlayBook
- Box for Chatter
- Box for Courier
- Box for iPad
- Box for iPhone
- Box for Office
- Box for Outlook
- Box for TouchPad
- Box for Windows 8
- Box for Windows Phone
- Box FTP Server
- Box SimpleShare
- Box Sync for Mac
- Box Sync for Windows
- iAnnotate PDF
- Quickoffice Pro HD
- Web Documents
- XML Viewer
Why all apps aren't available for use with institutional data
Institutional data is subject to certain safeguards and restrictions, and many available Box apps are not in compliance. Third-party applications that work with Box (e.g., applications to edit Microsoft Word or Excel, or Adobe PDF files) may take the data out of the protected Box environment and onto that company's application servers. The Indiana University contract with Box does not extend to those companies or applications at this time, so their use for institutional data is disallowed.
Only applications that have been vetted and approved by IU's University Information Security Office will be authorized for use with institutional data. Third-party applications are approved for Box at IU based upon various criteria, including security, functionality, stability, and usability.
New applications will be reviewed, evaluated, and approved when
requested. If you would like to use an app that has not been approved
for use with institutional data, submit your request to
email@example.com for consideration.
Using apps for personal data in Box
You may choose to use any apps you wish, including the above, for your personal files and data. UITS wants to ensure that the full range of apps functionality is available for use with your personal data in Box. Third-party applications, however, are not covered under the university's contract. Use them at your discretion, as UITS cannot support these applications directly.
Note for iPad users: Additional Box apps for the iPad are available to you, but you currently must search for them within the Box iPad app. For more, see the Box blog Box OneCloud.
The enterprise Box support content available here is a result of a collaborative effort by the Internet2 early adopter institutions.
Last modified on March 15, 2013.