Box is upgrading its word processing app Notes with more features designed to encourage sharing and building on ideas among corporate teams in real-time.
First unveiled at BoxWorks in September 2013, Box Notes officially launched last in June as a more informal method for cloud-based collaboration in the workplace.
Chris Yeh, senior vice president of product and platform at Box, explained amid the former announcement that the development of Notes reflected a shift in the workplace away from "formal" software programs like Microsoft Office in favor of cloud-based apps such as Google Drive, WordPress and Evernote.
Beyond just text, Box Notes is now turning user attention toward improvements around a pair of more design-heavy elements and an often overlooked (but no less essential) function: embedding images, tables, and version history.
Inserting tables and images are rather self-explanatory, and even Box asserts as much in the announcement by insisting it really just takes a click of an icon for each. Users can also edit tables on the Box mobile apps for iOS and Android.
Box further promised that users will be able to embed images by using the camera on an iPhone or iPad as well as directly from the photo library soon.
Version history is also almost a no-brainer, and Box Notes will now create records of these every five minutes while also identifying who made edits on each version.
The Box Notes upgrade marks the first major product development news since the Los Altos, Calif.-headquartered company went public on the New York Stock Exchange last Friday.
With 12.5 million shares for sale, the stock opened at just over $20 a pop after the opening bell, well above the $14 final price pegged late on Thursday. Within the first few hours of trading, shares were already selling for more than $21.