We covered the release of Microsoft’s new SkyDrive for Mac and updated iOS apps last month, and today the company is once again trying to convince iCloud users to make the switch. On the Office for Mac blog and SkyDrive blog, Microsoft posted a video today titled “iCloud not enough? Try SkyDrive,” alongside the following three reasons to choose its cloud service over Apple’s:
Access files and Office docs, anywhere:
With iCloud, you can only access certain files across devices—like iWork files or photos you take on your iPhone.
With SkyDrive, you can access or manage any file from anywhere. It doesn’t matter whether the file is a document, photo, video, PDF, or anything else—just drag files to theSkyDrive folder on your Mac and they’ll automatically be available on youriPhone, iPad, or PC. If you don’t have your devices with you, you can still access, view, or edit any file by signing in to SkyDrive.com on any browser.
Share and work toegether with anyone:
With iCloud, you can only collaborate with people who have the right software.
But with SkyDrive, you can share any type of file—even big ones up to 2 GB—with anyone. SkyDrive works seamlessly with Office. Anyone you share with can view or edit Word,PowerPoint, or Excel files using Officefor Mac, Office for Windows, or withOffice Web Apps in their browser (it’s free!).
Your notes, everywhere:
With iCloud, you can access notes across your devices but can’t share them.
SkyDrive and OneNote, both free, are integrated so you can take notes, track to-dos and lists all in one place, and share your lists with friends and family so they can coordinate shopping or other tasks you’re working on together. You can share and keep your lists automatically updated from any device.
Microsoft also linked to a page with instructions for moving from iDisk to SkyDrive.
- Microsoft releases SkyDrive for Mac app, updates iOS app (9to5mac.com)
- Microsoft’s revamped SkyDrive cloud service to take on iCloud on OSX? (9to5mac.com)