Enterprise collaboration firm Box has announced that its Notes document app is now available for the iOS platform, bringing the tool to iPhone and iPad users.
The Notes tool was first unveiled in September 2013 as a rival to services such as Google Docs to let enterprise customers create, collaborate, edit and share information, hosted on the secure Box platform.
Writing in a blog post David Still, vice president of mobile products at Box, said that while other note-taking and sharing apps and services are available, none could offer the security that enterprises need like the Box offering.
"We're built for business. Box Notes is part of Box – so it has the same security, encryption, and sharing permissions that come with the Box platform," he said. "The notes you create live alongside the presentations, spreadsheets, images and other documents you already store in Box. You have one centralised location to manage your projects, teams or accounts."
Box said a version for Android is in development and would arrive "later this summer".
Still added that bringing the tool to mobile platforms was key to ensure that users of Box can work collaboratively from any location.
"Box Notes is already ideal for meetings, brainstorms, agendas and team status updates. Now that it's included on mobile, you can easily capture ideas and collaborate in real-time – from anywhere," he said.
The update comes amid much rumour about if and when Box may go public on the stock market. It filed for a $250m IPO earlier this year, but then put this on hold as tech stocks start to wane amid nervousness from investors.
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