Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Cloud Storage App for iPhone

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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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113 months ago
WOW! AWESOME 25GB free storage!
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113 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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113 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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113 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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113 months ago
Microsoft's iOS team have been busy little bees, haven't they?
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113 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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