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  • Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Application for iPhone

    How many of you know what Microsoft SkyDrive is?

    Apple has a cloud system known as iCloud as you are all well acquainted with by now. But one thing is for sure 5GB of free storage isn't a whole lot and additionally, you're really limited with what you can do with your storage. There are alternatives for people who hate limits such as Box, DropBox, and SkyDrive. SkyDrive is Microsoft's version of iCloud that comes with 25GB of free storage and is free for anyone who has a Windows Live ID. Making a Windows Live ID is free.

    Microsoft has just released (literally, JUST released) SkyDrive for iPhone. It's an application that lets you manage your SkyDrive files on the go and it maintains the 25GB storage limit as it would on any computer. SkyDrive is free in the Apple App Store right now and you can download it by searching, "SkyDrive" (or clicking here) but you will see that it has no ratings just yet because it's so fresh off of the press. When you download and open SkyDrive and then you sign into your Windows Live ID, you will be welcomed by a screen that displays all of your Microsoft SkyDrive files and folders:



    Because Apple has iOS locked into a closed filesystem, using this application is limited. But, if you're jailbroken and you use applications like Safari Download Manager, Safari Upload Enabler, and iFile, then this has the potential to be a very useful application for you. You can access your Microsoft SkyDrive through Mobile Safari where you can upload files with Safari Upload Enabler to your SkyDrive, or you can download files with Safari Download Manager from your SkyDrive. Additionally, you would be able to manage your local files with iFile. You could even use AnyAttach to send any of your SkyDrive files that you download in an email. Think of all of the possibilities of SkyDrive when you're jailbroken...

    Here is the control panel of SkyDrive from a computer using a Web browser:



    Will you be downloading the free SkyDrive from the App Store? Share in the comments below!

    Source: App Store
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Microsoft Releases SkyDrive Application for iPhone started by Anthony Bouchard View original post
    Comments 17 Comments
    1. scroogelives's Avatar
      scroogelives -
      Downloaded it! Not sure why it's taken so long for Microsoft to roll out these apps! Will need to add some tweaks as described to make it worth while!
    1. AfterMercyFM's Avatar
      AfterMercyFM -
      DropBox and Box.net can't do it, so I got SkyDrive hoping I could batch upload files from my iPhone. Nope. Still don't get why that limitation is there.
    1. rabbit_'s Avatar
      rabbit_ -
      Wish it could upload more than one pic at a time pretty bad that it does not let you .other than that 25gb of storage wow happy chappy
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      DropBox and Box.net can't do it, so I got SkyDrive hoping I could batch upload files from my iPhone. Nope. Still don't get why that limitation is there.
      I don't think Apple's API lets apps import more than one photo at a time.
    1. DontBeJealous's Avatar
      DontBeJealous -
      Quote Originally Posted by kona View Post
      FIRST!!!!
      Seriously? Come on! Who does this anymore?
    1. lkailburn's Avatar
      lkailburn -
      Sweet! Thanks for the post.
      -Luke
    1. teej1410's Avatar
      teej1410 -
      25GB free!!!!! I might switch instead of using dropbox.
    1. trek-life's Avatar
      trek-life -
      Definitely may download this for the extra storage space. Goodreader is really the best app to use concerning this stuff. Since you can upload and download anything you want with goodreader, it makes the dropbox, box skydrives apps obsolete
    1. luvmytj's Avatar
      luvmytj -
      Wow! Your the first one to make a post on this forum of thousands of post! You just won... oh yeah, nothing.
      First to post, last to finish...


      I am going to download this just for the space... and when the 4S gets it's jailbreak I will use it the way you should be able too.
      I sure miss my JB on my previous iPhones.
    1. Mrteacup's Avatar
      Mrteacup -
      Mmmmmm I don't want skydive cause it's not a backup but it will make apple give more memory for free so yay!
    1. Orby's Avatar
      Orby -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I don't think Apple's API lets apps import more than one photo at a time.
      Bingo. I don't know how other apps (Batch immediately comes to mind) get around it, but they do... love to see how that works out.

      I'm personally having a bit of trouble getting photo uploads working on my phone... ah, good ole MS.

      --Skydrive is nice because it offers a crap-ton of free space (25 GB just for signing up--SWEET) and is very laissez-faire about what can be uploaded and shared. The app is also incredibly speedy and not bad looking (again using the Metro UI akin to the Xbox LIVE iOS app).

      No short domain (it's a very long and bland URL, a.k.a. no fun), no Universal support at the moment, and aforementioned upload restrictions/bugs make this a PITA. Also, not many third party apps on iOS support this (yet?) so Dropbox still has quite the advantage there.
    1. AfterMercyFM's Avatar
      AfterMercyFM -
      Quote Originally Posted by Zokunei View Post
      I don't think Apple's API lets apps import more than one photo at a time.
      Welp, you're probably right. I don't see any reason why developers of all the cloud based storage apps would impose such an annoying limitation. But if it's built into the API itself, it makes sense that the apps have to play by the rules. Thanks for clearing the air on the by the way. I was really starting to get frustrated on finding an app to do what I want. Search. Over.
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by AfterMercyFM View Post
      Welp, you're probably right. I don't see any reason why developers of all the cloud based storage apps would impose such an annoying limitation. But if it's built into the API itself, it makes sense that the apps have to play by the rules. Thanks for clearing the air on the by the way. I was really starting to get frustrated on finding an app to do what I want. Search. Over.
      Orby said there are some apps that get around it though. I found one that he mentioned, but it's for Facebook.
    1. DaLsim's Avatar
      DaLsim -
      Mod edit... Clean it up! PG-13 site
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLsim View Post
      Mod edit... Clean it up! PG-13 site
      Thank you!
    1. duromega's Avatar
      duromega -
      Finally! I was waiting for this long time ago!
    1. Alexdakidd's Avatar
      Alexdakidd -
      Brilliant for my jailbreak toolkit. Now i can take it everywere with me. (its usefull to me). Tried uploading pre-signed ifaith firmwares but took 2 long.