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Microsoft is taking cloud storage seriously, and they are showing that by releasing a new SkyDrive app for both Mac and PC. They also issued a new update for their already released mobile apps. The Windows and Mac version are both available now for free. The desktop version of the app works very similarly to the desktop version of Dropbox. You can add files to folder, and they will be uploaded the cloud. Just like Dropbox, you can use SkyDrive.com to get access to your files.

Users receive 7GB of storage for free, and Microsoft has added a number of paid options for users who are looking to get more space to store their files. Compared to many cloud storage solutions out there, 7GB is a lot of free space.

The Windows version of the client will run on Windows 8, 7, and Vista based machines. The Mac version supports any version of OS X. This gives users the flexibility to run SkyDrive on any newer machine they own. If you are using an older version of Windows you will have to use SkyDrive’s website to manage your files.

As part of the SkyDrive news, they also updated their iOS and Windows phone apps. The update makes it easier to manage your files and provides better options for sharing.

To download any of the SkyDrive apps, head to the SkyDrive apps page.

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Source: SlashGear

  1. Gian Singh
    July 18, 2012 at 12:35 am

    A lot of space but its from microsoft so we'll see how it works out

  2. Gian Singh
    July 17, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    another one...

  3. Gerold Ritter
    May 1, 2012 at 11:28 am

    Unfortunately, the SkyDrive App for Mac requires Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. It won't work on older versions of Mac OS X (as I have just discovered on my Snow Leopard Mac...)

  4. Mark Vanderberg
    April 24, 2012 at 8:15 pm

    Mac App not working for me.

    • Dave LeClair
      April 30, 2012 at 12:07 pm

      Could you be more specific? I might suggest taking a detailed discription of the problem to MakeUseOf Answers http://www.makeuseof.com/answers where out experts can help you!

  5. k nath
    April 24, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    you can get free upgrade to 25 gigs if you are an old user

  6. Oliver
    April 24, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Loyal Customers also get an Extra 20GB Free if they go to the Manage Storage page for a limited time.

    • Dave LeClair
      April 24, 2012 at 5:12 pm

      awesome, good find!

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