Microsoft outs a dedicated SkyDrive app for iOS and Windows Phone, gives 25GB of cloud storage away

Microsoft outs a dedicated SkyDrive app for iOS and Windows Phone, gives 25GB of cloud storage away
Microsoft is giving iOS users the love these days - after the previously-exclusive Kinectimals and OneNote, now the free cloud storage service SkyDrive is also arriving for your iPhone or iPad.

Not only that, but the same app is also available for Windows Phone as a dedicated piece of software now with its own listing in the Marketplace. Granted, you were using it before with your WP device for storing photos or docs, but the dedicated app allows you extended functionality now. 

The features of both iOS and WP SkyDrive apps are identical - you sign in with your Windows Live/Hotmail account, and get access to 25GB of free cloud storage. 

You can view previously uploaded Office docs or PDFs within the app, and send links to any other existing file type you've stored for sharing, with an exclusive permission to edit (in the online version of Office for docs), or as read-only.

The cool thing about SkyDrive is that you can also stream your music files from it, so essentially Microsoft is giving iOS users a 25GB cloud music storage service for free as well, in addition to sharing Office docs and other file types. You can only upload photos and videos from the phones, though, the other files are for strictly for sharing and download, but SkyDrive is having new features added quite often these days.


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