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Cloud-based note-taking tool Box Notes is coming to the Box file-sharing software nearest you.

Today, Box said it’s now introducing Box Notes to all users. Everyone should have it by early June.

The company first announced the feature at its Boxworks conference in San Francisco in September.

Notes could help Box compete with Google Docs, Microsoft OneNote, and other tools for taking little messages or word processing.


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It also helps Box stand out in relation to fellow cloud file-sharing company Dropbox, which recently unveiled tools that colleagues can use to chat about Microsoft Office documents stored in Dropbox. And it’s a nice way to drum up more enterprise interest as the company seeks to go public.

Box has been making good use of the new Notes tool, according to a blog post today from Box Notes product manager Jonathan Berger:

We’ve been using Box Notes internally throughout the beta, and it has become integral to many of our processes. The ability to work together in real-time and instantly distribute information with just a link has made our communications processes more nimble. For instance, our engineering leads collaborate in Box Notes to create and then share their weekly updates with entire engineering organization. Our CEO now sends company-wide notices in Box Notes. We create marketing plans, draft press releases, develop FAQs, take meeting notes and more – all in Box Notes. I drafted this blog post in a Box Note (while watching my coworker simultaneously correct my spelling mistakes).

It wasn’t live for some VentureBeat employees today. We checked by logging in and hitting the “New…” drop-down menu button. But we didn’t find the “New Box Note” option. Too bad, because we were looking forward to trying it. We’ll just have to wait.

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