The SkyDrive team has been busy this year… first they gave us an incredible wave of updates and just this week, SkyDrive engineers launched an Android app.
But Microsoft stayed true to its web roots with this new update to the SkyDrive website. The new SkyDrive.com sports a classy, Metro look and some serious features we always wanted…
Multi-File Drag and Drop
It’s now very easy to organize files into folders. Simply drag and drop files into folders.
You can also check to select multiple files inside a folder.
Search has been greatly improved. Instant Search allows you to search for names of files but also keywords in those files.
For instance, the Comparing Scholarships Table does not contain the keyword “college” in the title, but does contain “college” inside the actual document.
For instance, when, I select a Notebook, SkyDrive shows me all the possible options I can use.
Groups of folders and groups of files can be be sorted by Name, Date Modified, Date Created. You can also arrange by Ascending or Descending
Microsoft finally pulled the curtain on its brand new SkyDrive App for Android. A long time coming, the Android app will allow you to..
- Upload files and pictures to SkyDrive
- Download and save your documents from the cloud to your Android.
- Share to SkyDrive from other apps
- Share SkyDrive files with other people
Today, as part of making sure SkyDrive is available to all Windows customers, we’re excited to announce that an official SkyDrive app for Android phones will be available in just a few weeks. The Android app is similar to our mobile apps for Windows Phone and iOS and allows you to browse your SkyDrive, upload files to SkyDrive, as well as share SkyDrive files with “Send a link.”
Microsoft has updated its SkyDrive App for Windows. The new features include a visual notification… users simply click the white SkyDrive icon, to easily check if their SkyDrive is up to date. If there are more files to download, SkyDrive will notify you how much and for how long.
Microsoft also announced the new SkyDrive logo… which it claims is a more consistent experience…
We designed SkyDrive to provide Windows customers access to important files anywhere. With the upcoming release of Windows 8, the time was right to redesign the SkyDrive logo. The refreshed logo is a natural evolution of the work we’re doing across Microsoft to deliver a more consistent experience across all of our products.
Microsoft has already “Metrofied” many of its logos… so this was no surprise at all.
Microsoft has released SkyDrive apps for both PC and Mac. These small 5MB clients quickly and efficiently install — within no time, the SkyDrive apps will be installed in your computer. The apps work on Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8; however, Microsoft did not neglect the Apple side and does support Mac installation.
Download the SkyDrive app for Mac and PC right now!
For both Mac and PC, the SkyDrive app will modify your Finder and Explorer respectively…thus, it is now easier than ever to upload your computer files to SkyDrive. Simply drag and drop the file to the SkyDrive folder in your Explorer or Finder.
Here are some screenshots of the new app:
In addition, SkyDrive website saw some major modifications:
- Paid Storage( 7 GB free, + 20 GB for $10 a year, +50 GB for $25 year, and +100GB for $50 a year) Note: For current SkyDrive users, upgrade your 7GB to 25 GB for free. A limited time offer.
- Remote Fetching: You can now fetch files from your computers remotely
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