Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Cloud Storage App for iPhone

Tuesday December 13, 2011 10:46 AM PST by Jordan Golson
Microsoft has released an iPhone client app for its SkyDrive cloud-storage service. The app allows uploads of videos and photos to SkyDrive, as well as opening and managing files.
SkyDrive is your personal cloud for your documents, notes, photos and videos. Move your files into SkyDrive and immediately they’re available from any web browser anywhere in the world. As we detailed a few days ago, there have been a number of recent updates to SkyDrive.com to improve how you share with others, manage your files and folders, and browse through your stuff blazingly fast utilizing the latest web technologies (like HTML5 and CSS3).

Yet as devices proliferate, having a great experience on the web is only one piece of a pretty complex puzzle. As people start to rely more on their smartphones, the need to be able to access files on-the-go is important. As we mentioned two weeks ago, we view device access as “table stakes” for personal cloud storage. People are choosing where to put their files based on how portable and accessible they are across the various devices they use; therefore, it’s critical that we continue to extend the SkyDrive experience to the devices you use every day.
Microsoft has released a number of iOS apps this week, including an official Xbox Live app and Kinectimals.

Cloud storage services Dropbox and Apple's iDisk service both have iOS client apps.

SkyDrive is available for the iPhone, free from the App Store. [Direct Link]

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Posted: 38 months ago
WOW! AWESOME 25GB free storage!
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Posted: 38 months ago
Now, anyone know if we can access Skydrive as a Network Drive through Finder on OSX (rather than through a browser).
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Posted: 38 months ago
25 GB free storage on Microsoft's reliable cloud is great. I have a SkyDrive that I have used as a "digital attic" but now with the iOS app I will be able to make better utilization of it. But until (or if) it is as widely integrated into the app ecosystem as Dropbox it will not be my "go to" cloud storage vehicle.
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Posted: 38 months ago

From what is on MS' website, you get 25GB. Cannot buy more storage, yet, and everyone gets 25GB.


25GB certainly isn't bad for the low low price of free. Obviously better than 2GB from Dropbox. I wonder if it works as seemlessly.
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Posted: 38 months ago

Never heard of this before. Is ther an advantage to it over the offerings of Dropbox or is it more of a 'me too' app from MS?


From what is on MS' website, you get 25GB. Cannot buy more storage, yet, and everyone gets 25GB.
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Posted: 38 months ago

Now, anyone know if we can access Skydrive as a Network Drive through Finder on OSX (rather than through a browser).


I've been looking at what is out there and similar to iDisk. I personally love having iDisk as a network drive, and the iOS app is wonderful, as well. iDisk is the #1 feature why I've shelled out for .mac and MobileMe for many years. However, if iDisk does go away and doesn't have a suitable replacement for Apple, I'll need to look at other options.

Dropbox is pretty nice, but I don't care for how there is only one folder which is synchronized.
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Posted: 38 months ago
Microsoft's iOS team have been busy little bees, haven't they?
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Posted: 38 months ago
Just so you know, the MS SkyDrive service has been available for some times now. It's just the iOS app that is new...;)


But such services without any way to get access to it (in a non-web fashion) is... uninteresting.
So that makes this app more appealing.
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Posted: 38 months ago

I've been looking at what is out there and similar to iDisk. I personally love having iDisk as a network drive, and the iOS app is wonderful, as well. iDisk is the #1 feature why I've shelled out for .mac and MobileMe for many years. However, if iDisk does go away and doesn't have a suitable replacement for Apple, I'll need to look at other options.

I'm in the exact same boat. Is there a Mac application made by Microsoft to access the SkyDrive? Or a way to access it through the Finder?
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Posted: 38 months ago
It will be a question of 'when' MS will release Office for iOS not 'if', I am sure they have been extensively working on it for a very long time now - the only reason why they haven't released it is because of Windows Phone 7 (maybe they have already made it and are just holding from release).

Once we all know that WP7 has been a fail, Office iOS will definitely come. iOS is too big a market for MS to miss out.
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