Following the recent release of SkyDrive for iOS, Microsoft has now released a new SkyDrive app for Windows and OS X Lion, bringing Dropbox-like file storage and management to their cloud storage service.
SkyDrive for Mac is the easiest way to access your SkyDrive from your Mac. When you install SkyDrive, a SkyDrive folder is created on your computer. Everything you put in this folder is automatically kept in sync between your computers (Mac or PC) and SkyDrive.com, so you can get to your latest files from virtually anywhere. Whenever you add, change, or delete files in one location, all the other locations will be updated.
- Access your SkyDrive right from the Finder—photos, documents, and all your other important files.
- Quickly add new files to SkyDrive by dragging them to the SkyDrive folder.
- Easily organize your files and folders in SkyDrive, just like any other folder.
Microsoft’s SkyDrive service offers 7GB of free cloud-based storage, and provides paid options for adding up to 100GB additional storage. SkyDrive is intended to compete both with services such as Apple’s iCloud and cloud storage services such as Dropbox.
Besides releasing a desktop app, Microsoft has also updated their SkyDrive app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, bring Retina support for the new iPad and other enhancements (free, App Store link). SkyDrive for Mac is available now from Microsoft’s website.