The UBbox advantage

A UB student works on a laptop under a tree on south campus.

Published March 9, 2018

By Benjamin Blanchet

With UBbox’s free, unlimited cloud storage, the opportunities are endless. If you’re using another cloud storage service and haven’t made the switch, here are just a few reasons you might want to give UBbox another look.


UBIT student assistant Benjamin Blanchet

Benjamin Blanchet (UB student, Class of 2018) is an English major with an interest in journalism. After graduating from UB, he hopes to attend grad school and pursue a career writing about music and the arts. An Albany, NY native, Benjamin enjoys biking and reading in his spare time.

Save and share files easily from your desktop

Box Drive uses your Internet connection to make your entire UBbox account a removable drive on your device.

Features include:

  • Open, edit and save files just like any other file – from your desktop!
  • Right-click to generate a shareable link, email your file and more

Box Drive makes UBbox a natural part of your workflow. Why not try it out?

Unlimited storage to go

The UBbox mobile app makes it easy to open your files wherever you are. You can even make files available for offline so you can access them anytime, without an Internet connection.

Capture everything

With the Box Capture mobile app for iOS, you can capture photos, audio, video and PDFs with your device’s camera and microphone, then upload them directly to your UBbox account.

Collaborate with anyone

Keeping track of group projects can be tricky, especially if you're emailing new versions back and forth all the time.

UBbox solves these problems with easy collaboration using link sharing.

Once you add collaborators to a folder:

  • Click 'Share' next to any files in that folder to generate a shareable link
  • When collaborators open the file with the link, they can edit the document directly in UBbox
  • Same link works for everyone, and always links to the newest version of the file

Even if you aren't collaborating with someone, you can always share your work with them in UBbox by sending a link. The recipient doesn't even need to be part of UB!

Graduating students: keep UBbox for life

After you move your tassels to the left, your UBbox account doesn't have to go away! Graduating UB students can opt-in within six months to keep your UBbox account forever.

By doing so, your UBbox account can act as a permanent backup for your school-era documents and files. If you want to keep using UBbox as an active cloud storage account, you can add and store new files up to 50 GB after graduation.  

Now approved for sensitive data

If you’re working with Category I or HIPAA-protected SUNY data, IT staff can help set up folders with the right level of security. Submit a request for a sensitive data folder in UBbox.

Upload everything at once

UBbox works with FTP (file transfer protocol) so you can upload lots of data at once. There are instructions for using FTP with UBbox on the UBIT website, and your departmental IT support staff are happy to help. 

Fully supported

If you want more information or need help with UBbox, visit the Help Center Online, call 716-645-3542, or stop by the UBIT Help Center in the Lockwood 2nd Floor Cybrary and Abbott Health Sciences Library 1st Floor.