File sharing is integral to business. Departments need to actively communicate and share the data to make sure a project turns out the way the client wants to and to track the progress of such a communication becomes quite difficult as the complexity and participating members increase.
The best way to facilitate such communication is to provide a cloud-based platform to share files along with the option to communicate effectively. This approach has been followed by Pibox, which is a cloud-based file sharing tool. The tool comes locked and loaded with a great messenger to ensure that all users can communicate effectively with each other.
Editions and Pricing
The product is currently in Beta, so pricing plans are not available.
Capabilities and Supporting Set of Features
The dashboard of Pibox is quite a simple one with a side menu and central task pane. The side menu contains the options to view chats and contacts, and you can toggle between chat and box from the button given on top.
You can add people you want to share files with, by using the add contact option. All you need to do is select country code and provide their phone number. They will be sent a code via SMS to join Pibox.
This feature lets you instantly message your contacts and also view files shared with him. Chat lets a user keep track of communication and convey changes made to the data. You can also make a group chat by adding more than one contacts.
This feature lets you upload your files to the box. By clicking on blue plus sign in the bottom right corner, file upload dialog box opens through which a user can select a file to upload to the box. Files directly sent by messages can also be found in the box.
The tool has an Android app that you can download from Play Store, and IOS app will be available on App Store soon. This tool is also accessible via mobile web browsing.
The tool does not integrate with any other tools.
Support is readily available via chat. For any issues, you can drop a message to a representative using support option.
Pros and Cons of Pibox
- An excellent tool for bridging the gap between communication and collaboration by bringing both services on one platform.
- Can invite contact through phone number only and not through email.
- No instant notification option on the dashboard.
The tool has limited functionality, but more can be expected as it is yet in Beta. The factor which differentiates this tool is the simplicity of the tool. It is incredibly easy to get handy with the tool in just a couple of minutes.
For more details, please visit Pibox website.