So why is Dropbox better than Windows Skydrive?

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  1. whohasaquestion, Sep 26, 2011
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    whohasaquestion macrumors 6502

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    In Skydrive you can sync up to 5GB and have 25GB of storage in the cloud.


    So exactly, what does dropbox do better than Skydrive? Sorry if I am missing something obvious.
     
  2. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Skydrive is a feature of Windows Live Hotmail. Dropbox is built into the OS.

    BTW isn't it Air Drop?
     
  3. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    Files uploaded to Skydrive can be no bigger than 100MB each. DropBox has no such limit.
     
  4. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Application integration us what makes any of these services valuable.

    Use both if you have a mind to...

    -t
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Does skydive have an automated syncing ability? I've looked on the website and so far I'm not seeing it. With dropbox you get a multiplatform product that easily syncs your files across different computers. Can skydive do that?
     
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    Dropbox isn't built into the OS
     
  7. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    I think he means it seamlessly integrates into the OS. For instance my drop box folder appears in Finder.
     
  8. Cromulent macrumors 603

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    First, I'd never use any of these products for anything critical unless I had encrypted the files first (hooray for encrypted disk images) but I think Dropbox and Skydrive are targeting slightly different markets.

    So go ahead and use both.
     
  9. whohasaquestion thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well, if you upload something onto skydrive, you can access it from any computer anywhere. You don't have to install "skydrive" on the client machine like you would for DropBox.

    I just read on Dropbox.com that you can access files on their website and no need of installing software on the client machine. But it's only for 2gb, Skydrive gives much bigger storage room.

    Wasn't aware of the 100mb limit, that's a good catch. Thx.
     

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