Bitrix24 Takes on Box, OneDrive, Dropbox and GoogleDrive with New Desktop App

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Bitrix24 has released a new desktop app for its popular online collaboration service, adding the ability to synchronize and work with group and company files, as well as including the activity stream and collaboration tools in the app.

Bitrix24 Desktop App

Bitrix24 Desktop App

The fact that the Bitrix24 app does it all and more, and is free for up to 12 users, appeals to a lot of small businesses.

"We are currently the only online storage and file sharing service that has a free plan with group and company drives – Box, OneDrive, Dropbox and Google Drive all charge for the privilege or don't offer the option at all. Nor do we restrict our users concerning what tools they use for document editing– they can use MS Office installed on their PC, or MS Office Online, or Google Docs. Obviously, that alone is not enough to compete with these giants, so decided to add communication and collaboration tools right inside the app as well," said Dmitry Valyanov, President of Bitrix, Inc.

In addition to sharing, editing and collaborating on documents with colleagues, the Bitrix24 desktop app makes it possible to send instant messages to co-workers, participate in group chat, make telephone calls, and hold video conferences with other Bitrix24 users.

"A lot of companies use Dropbox for file sharing, Google Docs for document editing, Skype for calling and WhatsApp for instant messaging. This is inconvenient, not to mention expensive. The fact that the Bitrix24 app does it all and more, and is free for up to 12 users, appeals to a lot of small businesses, especially because Bitrix24 uses encryption and can be installed either on your own server or used in cloud," added Mr. Valyanov.

The March 2014 update also includes a number of other Bitrix24 service enhancements, such as call history and bill itemization for telephony, the capability to define your own outbound phone number, a floating window for video calls in the desktop app, and a duplicates search feature in the CRM. The mobile app for Bitrix24 has been updated as well.

Bitrix24 apps are available for Mac, PC, iOS and Android. They can be downloaded from: http://www.bitrix24.com/features/mobile-and-desktop-apps.php

About Bitrix24
Bitrix, Inc. (http://www.bitrix24.com) is the maker of a high-end enterprise social network, mobile intranet portal, CRM and collaboration suite available onsite or as a cloud-based service. The company is headquartered in Alexandria, VA and employs over 140 employees spread out in six offices in Kaliningrad, Moscow, Minsk, Kiev, Saint Petersburg and Almaty.

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