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Get a free 25GB Box account when you sign up for Hojoki

And what the heck is Hojoki? A cloud-app aggregator with some interesting team-centric features.

Do you spend a lot of time hopping around between various Web-based productivity apps, like Basecamp, Dropbox, Google Calendar, and Twitter?

What you need is an aggregator, a centralized hub that gathers all your Web apps under one roof for faster, easier access. That's Hojoki in a nutshell, and if that's not enough incentive for you to give it a try, how about this: Sign up for a free Hojoki account and you can get a free 25GB Box account.

Let's start with Hojoki itself. The service can connect you with some 25 other services, everything from Beanstalk and Chatter to Pocket and ZenDesk (plus the various heavyweights mentioned above). The only really glaring omission is LinkedIn.

Once you've created an account, which you can do via Facebook, Google, or just your email address, you simply pick and choose the apps you want to connect. After a one-time approval for each app, you'll find yourself with a simple, straightforward dashboard for switching between them, launching them, and viewing all recent activity via a social-style newsfeed.

There's a search option that makes it easy to find various terms and people across this feed, and you can add comments and updates to your feed just as though you were accessing those apps directly.

In fact, Hojoki lets you add comments to services where you normally can't (like Evernote and Google Calendar), then share those comments via e-mail with team members (who don't necessarily need to be Hojoki users themselves). You can also create a workspace, invite co-workers, and share content from selected apps.

All told, it's a pretty interesting service, and it even has companion apps for Android and iOS. Plus, it's free while in beta.

Also free, but permanently, is your 25GB Box account, which you can access via your Hojoki dashboard after getting your account set up. (Just look for the link in the right-hand column.) That's a pretty nice chunk of cloud storage, especially given that the typical free account comes with only 5GB. Plus, you get access to Box's Sync client, which makes it more Dropbox-like.

Even if you decide Hojoki's not for you, I'm willing to bet you can make good use of a 25GB Box account.

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