A cloud storage application for mobile use
SkyDrive (also known as OneDrive) is a Microsoft service and app that focuses on data backup and retrieval.
Microsoft entered the online backup industry several years ago, and their experience shines through with this app. OneDrive or SkyDrive allows users 15 GB of free storage. If users upload documents or other files that are readable by the Microsoft Office Suite, this app will be able to read them automatically without any further downloads. This is particularly unique and impressive.
Users can also share files with family and friends through the app. They can upload anything on their Android phones to the cloud. Contrary to the popular perception, users can store literally any type of file (it does not need to be a Microsoft Office file) using this service.
A downside of OneDrive is that users need to pay for more storage. Additionally, there's no built-in integration with other storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive in case the user wants to migrate. While this makes business sense, it doesn't leave the user many options once their files hit the capacity. 15 GB is somewhat generous for free allowance, but it's nothing to exalt. Many other competitors offer everything this app has, but the Office integration is what makes this one worth it.
Overall, this app is ideal for anyone who needs to store and read Office files on the fly. If you're just looking to store and retrieve files, you may want to check out other services first. The interface is acceptable, and the company is well-known, so your files likely won't be going anywhere any time soon.
- Hosted by well-known company
- Fairly decent amount of free storage
- MS Office Integration
- Other services have more storage
- Office features make app a bit clunky
We’re improving the layout of file list and tile views so your content looks more gorgeous & consistent across all your devices. Searching for files in business and school accounts just got faster and better (sorry if that made it easier to find all your homework assignments!).
And as always, we’ve squashed minor bugs, and made performance & reliability improvements across the entire app. If you run into any issues, please shake your device and tap “Report a Problem”.