One may be familiar with SkyDrive application from the new features provided by Microsoft Windows 8 permitting people to upload and sync their data to cloud storage and making it possible for them to make use of those at an ulterior moment with the help of a browser or another device. In case one is willing to access and utilize SkyDrive from other devices that do not have Microsoft based operating systems – in most cases they work on the base of Android – one is going to have to get hold of additional applications which make the two platforms compatible.
The current article aims to present three of the best Skydrive applications for Android phones.
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1. Browser for SkyDrive:
The primary reason for this application ranking top 1 in the current list is that it is absolutely free of charge on one hand and being the only such application for Android phones available for free. With the assistance of Browser for SkyDrive one can reach directly from one’s Android-based device one’s own SkyDrive account and the data stored there. The application provides the majority of the features provided by Skydrive on other platforms than Android. In addition to one being able to directly access one’s own files in this cloud storage, one can also directly upload further files here, not to mention having the option of batch upload. The application does not focus on delivering a special visual experience and even though data exchange is made possible in both directions, one can find information about bugs determining occasional saving of mp3 formats in text extension. However, one must admit that a simple rename procedure can really be dealt with in order to exercise the rest of the perfectly working options for free. Of course, one can upgrade its software to eliminate the ads.
2. Portfolio for SkyDrive:
Portfolio for SkyDrive is an application for which one has to reach one’s hand in one’s wallet. Compared to the other two Skydrive applications for Android phones it comes short in several opportunities. However, one should note that the strong points of this application are hidden in dealing with tasks on the offline side, being focused primarily on an efficient management of one’s multimedia files (especially photos and videos) between one’s Android-based device and one’s SkyDrive account. An important feature of this application is permitting the share of links relating to private picture or video galleries.
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3. Cloud Explorer for SkyDrive:
This third application is technically overtaking the other two applications analyzed above, even though it is not free of charge. It provides the most functions out of the three and it also has an extremely handy, user-friendly interface making it possible to utilize features like copy, rename, create new folder, move, etc and even allow for thumbnail preview. Another extra in comparison with the other two applications is providing the possibility to sign into more accounts.
To achieve the most perfect functioning of SkyDrive management from Android phones, Microsoft should develop their own application targeting this goal.