Windows Phone 7 App of the Week: SkyDrive

Maximum PC Staff

One of the huge benefits of using a Windows Phone is how it integrates with Microsoft’s cloud services like Zune, SkyDrive, Hotmail, and Xbox Live. All of these services are integrated directly into the Windows Phone OS, but a few have also been targeted with secondary apps to increase the level of integration.

SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage solution, offering 25 GB of online storage to users. The service is integrated directly into the Office and Pictures hubs in Windows Phone, allowing you to manually or automatically synchronize your pictures or office documents to the cloud for use on other devices. Unlike these integration points, the SkyDrive app for Windows Phone provides you access to all of the files and folders in your SkyDrive account, allowing you to view, download, delete, or share your files and folders.

We’d like to see the SkyDrive app become more music-friendly in the future. With both Apple and Google providing services which allow users to upload their music collection to the cloud for convenient mobile access it’s a shame that the SkyDrive app only allows you to listen to one mp3 file at a time.

The SkyDrive app is available from the Windows Phone Marketplace .

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