Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Cloud Storage App for iPhone

Discussion in 'iOS Blog Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 13, 2011.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    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.
    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]

    Article Link: Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Cloud Storage App for iPhone
  2. Frozzie macrumors regular

    Jul 23, 2011
    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.
  3. bigcat318 macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2007
    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?
  4. Fafafoooey macrumors member

    Jun 13, 2007
    From what is on MS' website, you get 25GB. Cannot buy more storage, yet, and everyone gets 25GB.
  5. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    Now, anyone know if we can access Skydrive as a Network Drive through Finder on OSX (rather than through a browser).
  6. bigcat318 macrumors 6502

    Dec 25, 2007
    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.
  7. GiantSteve macrumors member

    Oct 20, 2011
    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.
  8. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    I'm hoping I can use it to replace iDisk (since iDisk is going away in July) but unfortunately until I can access the SkyDrive through Finder on my Mac it's not going to be suitable.
  9. MattG macrumors 68040


    May 27, 2003
    Fletcher, NC
    Beautiful...we're rolling out Live@EDU to students where I work in a couple of weeks....they'll be happy to see this :)
  10. DotCom2 macrumors 68030

    Feb 22, 2009
  11. edenwaith macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2001
    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.
  12. morespce54 macrumors 65816


    Apr 30, 2004
    Around the World
    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.
  13. wackymacky macrumors 65816


    It's been around now for about 5 years

    puts Apple iCloud data allocation to shame! Shame!

    There are third party Apps that will sync with it and behave like a folder/mounted drive, trouble is though each bit in between you and your data is another party you have to trust, and reduces security.
  14. firestarter macrumors 603


    Dec 31, 2002
    Green and pleasant land
    Microsoft's iOS team have been busy little bees, haven't they?
  15. fhall1 macrumors 68030


    Dec 18, 2007
    NY State of mind
    I hope a native iPad app follows soon....the larger screen real estate would mek it really nice.
  16. marc11 macrumors 68000

    Mar 30, 2011
    NY USA
    You can creat sym links and sync any folder or sub folder to Dropbox you want.
  17. swiftaw macrumors 603


    Jan 31, 2005
    Omaha, NE, USA
    My problem with using Dropbox as a replacement for iDisk is two-fold. Firstly, not enough storage space. Secondly, they've had some well documented security issues.
  18. jent macrumors 6502a


    Mar 31, 2010
    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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