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Box Integration Details

Launched on Zapier June 21, 2012

Take the manual work out of uploading, sharing, and getting feedback on Box. Your cloud storage can be more than an online file drawer: Use Box with Zapier to automatically create files, folders, events, or comments from events in other apps. Zapier can also monitor when there are new files uploaded or tasks assigned to you in Box and automatically trigger alerts and actions in other apps you use.

Here are some creative ways to use Box with Zapier:

  • Upload new Gmail attachments to your Box account for safekeeping, and control who has access to those documents.
  • Give your team access to in-progress work. Whenever a new member is added to a certain Trello card, Zapier can search for a Box folder and add the team member as a collaborator for that folder. (Tip: Add another step to send your teammate a Slack or HipChat message with a link to the folder.)
  • Stay on top of your to-dos. Whenever a new task is assigned to you on Box, create a new task in Todoist.

Zapier combines Triggers (like "New Comment") and Actions (like "Add User as Collaborator") to complete an action in one app when a trigger occurs in another app. These combos—called "Zaps"—complete your tasks automatically.

The following Box Triggers, Searches, and Actions are supported by Zapier:

Add User as Collaborator

Adds an individual user as a collaborator on a folder.

Upload File

Copy an already-existing file from another service to Box.

Create Text File

Creates a brand new text (.txt) file from plain text content you specify.

Add Comment to File

Adds a comment to a file.

Create Folder

Creates a brand new folder at the path you specify.

Move/Copy File

Moves or copies a file from one folder to another.

Add Task to File

Adds a task to a file.

New Comment

Triggered when someone comments on a file in a folder you own/collaborate on.

New File

Triggered when you add a new file to a folder.

Task Assigned to You

Triggered when you are assigned a task.

New Event

Triggered when a new event is performed (this is the activity stream).

New Folder

Triggered when you add a new folder.

Find a File

Search for a specific file by name.

Find a Folder

Search for a specific folder by name.

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