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From Dropbox to SkyDrive

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I’ve used Dropbox for 2 years. Dropbox let  you start with their free 2gb space and upto 18gb plus you can have 500mb more if you will refer Dropbox to your friends. Dropbox  is an online storage where you can save your documents, photos, videos to your computers, phones, and even in their website. If you lost or damage your computer, you can download all your files that you saved on Dropbox straight to their website.

You can use this online storage from anywhere you are, from house to office and even in school. All you are going to do is to download and install it to your laptop or to your mobile phone. You don’t have to email yourself with your documents. You can work from any computer as long it has Dropbox. You can also share your documents with your friends, classmate, teammates and even your family straight to their computer. Dropbox let you send links to the people you want to share your file with.

Even if your computer has a meltdown, your stuff is always safe in Dropbox and can be restored in a snap. Dropbox is like a time machine that lets you undo mistakes and even undelete files you accidentally trash. Your Dropbox is always ready for action from the Dropbox website too!

From Dropbox to SkyDrive

Since I am using Windows 8, I found out that SkyDrive is very useful for me. You can store your documents, photos, videos online for free. You can start your online storage with their 7 GB free! It works on Windows, Mac, iPad and mobile. You don’t have to worry if you forgot your assignments or project. SkyDrive let you download your documents anywhere. Use your phone, tablet to download your files.

When you download SkyDrive on your PC or Mac, your desktop SkyDrive folder is automatically created. Any file or photo you put in this folder will be automatically synced to your other devices that have SkyDrive.

Access and fetch your files from your Windows PC from anywhere! This is very useful if you forgot your files to your home computer.

Secure storage

You get 7 GB of free storage with SkyDrive—that’s enough for over 20,000 Office documents or 7,000 photos. For most people, this is plenty of space. But if 7 GB isn’t enough, you can add even more storage for a low yearly fee.

The files and photos you store in SkyDrive are protected by first-rate security features, including:

Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) to encrypt your files when you upload or download them.
Sophisticated physical and electronic security measures on the servers to help keep your files safe.
Multiple copies of each file saved on different servers and hard drives to help protect your data from hardware failure.

You can edit your MS Office documents like Word document, Excel workbook, Powerpoint presentation, and Onenote notebook online. There is no need to download your file if you are using unsecured computer.

Simple sharing

Instead of big size email attachments, SkyDrive let you share your files to your colleagues using links! You can also share your links on Facebook, Twitter and to your blog.

You can even embed Excel and PowerPoint documents right on your website. SkyDrive also has a built-in share option for Facebook and Twitter.

Mobile access

You can use your Windows phone, iPhone and iPad, Android, and other phones!

To sum up, SkyDrive let you store your files and access through Windows, Mac, Web, and remote. Access your files on the go with iPhone, iPad, Windows phone, Android, and mobile web.

You can work together online with MS Office across PC, mac and web. Edit online at the same time as others. Track versions.

Capturing anything, get to it later with Free note-taking apps for your phone. Showcase your photos with online slide shows, email slide shows, post Facebook and Twitter, captions, and show geotags.

Simple fire sharing with anyone, online viewing office files, and large file support for 2 GB.

If you want to compare your cloud-based storage services, click here.


Written by 88kensan

September 16, 2012 at 12:17 pm

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