Box Tips & Tricks

Box Refreshes Look & Feel, Adds Collection Features


Box is getting a new look for the new year! Things will look slightly different the next time you log in, but don’t worry; most features are still in the same places. Here’s a quick roundup of what’s changed and a preview of the new Collections feature.

A screenshot of the new Box user interface.
A look at the new Recents feature in Box.

With the new Box Experience, your recent files are now also at the top of the homepage near your search bar, bringing your frequently accessed files within easy reach. And while the sidebar may be sporting a new shade of blue, the tools within it are exactly the same…almost!

Introducing Box Collections

A screenshot of the Collections feature in Box.You may notice that your favorite files and folders in the left-hand sidebar now reside under a Collections section. Not only can you designate favorite files and folders like you always could, but you can now organize those favorites into personal collections tailored to your needs. Create a collection for specific projects, certain products or services, high-priority items, you name it! For more details, check out this video from Box.

Curious about learning more about newer features in Box? Check out our training session coming this May!

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Zach Peterson

Zach is a Senior IT Training & Communications Consultant with OIT. Zach began his SMU career at the IT Help Desk in 2012 and joined the Training & Communications Team in 2015. He is a 2011 graduate from the University of North Texas and obtained a Master of Liberal Studies degree from SMU in 2018. He enjoys reading and collecting vintage and antique radio sets. He grew up in Valley View, Texas near Denton.