SkyDrive Desktop App For Windows And OS X Paid Storage Plans Revealed
Microsoft’s SkyDrive is a purely web-based desktop application that only provide you to sync your Windows or Mac computer data to the cloud storage. Microsoft is likely to release the new SkyDrive cloud service for both the Windows and Mac, including paid storage solutions for customers.
Dropbox, Sugarsync and Zumodrive are some of the great online storage services that you can use to store, sync and access your files right from your desktop. While the Dropbox the most popular storage service only gives you 2GB of free storage, you have to pay $10 a month for an upgrade to 50GB, which is merly cheap but have to make free downloads. You can get Dropbox-like simplicity in Windows Explorer with Microsoft’s free SkyDrive storage service.
Windows Live Skydrive provides a whopping 25GB of online storage space, much more than the storage space of some of the 1st generation netbook and it is even enough to install a whole operating system on it.
Today, its been revealed by by Brazilian site Gemind that Microsoft’s new SkyDrive cloud service that will be launching applications on Windows and OS X Desktops. Below screenshots which were leaked by Gemind shows and array of options ranging from 20GB, 50GB, or 100GB that will be priced at $10, $25, or $50 per year.
The above said price details would be very competitive when compared to the similar services which offering cloud storage and backup services. We can first of all compare with Dropbox who currently offers $9.99 for 50GB upto 100GB for $19.99 both on monthly basis.
Microsoft SkyDrive (called as Windows Live) SkyDrive is a free-of-charge file hosting service allowing users to upload files to the cloud storage and then access them from the Web browsers.
Skydrive explorer (SDExploer) as a part of Microsoft’s Windows Live Essentials pack, Windows Live Mesh lets you share and sync folders via SkyDrive on Windows and Mac OS X in much the same way as you would with Dropbox.
The free version imposes limits on the size of files you can upload (50MB or less per file), won’t let you move files and folders around within SkyDrive, and won’t let you manage folder sharing within the app. While the premium version runs $14 for a single-PC license and $20 for a multi-PC, single-user license, lifts all these restrictions and adds support for shared managing shared documents in Windows Live Groups. The drawback to SDExplorer is that it doesn’t actually sync your SkyDrive folders to your PC.
In other words, the Microsoft service Windows Live SkyDrive enables you to keep your files private, share them with contacts, or make the files shared publicly, which requires a Windows Live ID to access.
Currently the SkyDrive service offers 25 GB of free personal storage with individual files limited to 100 MB. No detailed information can be grabbed from the Gemind website, if we get any information which becomes available for SkyDrive we will let you know.
What do you think of SkyDrive For Windows and Mac OS X Desktop application?