Custom links -- a must have feature? When you are all about sharing content, as Box surely is, making links customizable seems like something the company should have done a long time ago.
Making a link more distinguishable is a super easy way to keep things organized, but it's also a way for people to incorporate their company's name right into links.
Not a Link Shortener
Instead of creating shorter links, the Box custom link tool helps point collaborators right to the file or folder they need. This way, just by looking at the link, people can tell what it is. Only business and enterprise users will have their company domain name in the links, however.
Under the sharing section on the right side of a file or folder, there are shared link options that used to look like this:
Box share options.
Now, under each heading there is the option to customize those links.
Hit customize link and enter in the name you want to give it.
Security Settings In Place
Just like with other shared links, settings can be adjusted when building the link. Every custom link will keep the shared link security settings assigned to it, so there's no need to worry about the link getting passed around.
Not only are custom links great for organizing, they're great for making content stand out. Share links with customers and partners that include the company name, great for name recognition. Let us know in the comments if you think this is a great new feature or if you thought Box already had it.