Dropbox is what most people think first when they hear the word “cloud”. In earlier years, that argument is valid. However, after some few years in the internet era, things changed – and they changed dramatically. In today’s cloud competition, competitors are everywhere. It’s not all about Dropbox anymore – its all about Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft Skydrive and others.
Windows Skydrive, just like any other file syncing utility, syncs you files automatically from your computer to the cloud. It runs in the background so you don’t have to worry about dialog boxes. For me, the good thing about this cloud syncing utility is that, files you sync on your Windows PC are automatically forwarded to your Windows 8 Phones and Tablets – not that any other file syncing utility does not have this feature but because they are prebuilt to all Windows 8 generation devices so you don’t need to download any software at all.
Also, another good thing about Skydrive is that you don’t have to worry about getting the updates on the service. Since it is integrated with Windows itself, all you have to do is make you computer install updates automatically and Skydrive will also update itself without you noticing it. Pretty handy for a busy person!
However, Microsoft Skydrive is still on an early stage of its life. To me, its like a very young Dropbox where you can’t have selective syncing of folders (I hope Dropbox implements selective file syncing). However, due to its massive free space offer, I think I am going to stay with Microsoft Skydrive for a moment.
How about you? What do you think about Microsoft Skydrive?