Cloud storage and sync has become popular in both enterprise and consumer market today, giving the convenience of having access to user files while on the go. While Dropbox and Google Drive are currently the more popular free options, Microsoft also has its own SkyDrive, which is currently included in Microsoft’s collection of online office and productivity apps.

Third-party apps for accessing SkyDrive files have actually launched on Google Play, but this one is a home-grown app from Microsoft. The Android release is similar to the iOS application, and offers the same functionality, including viewing personal documents, shared documents and recently-read files. SkyDrive lets users manage online files, which includes sharing with other SkyDrive users. Users can also upload photos and videos directly from the smartphone or tablet’s gallery.

SkyDrive also offers file system support for other apps. You can access SkyDrive files from your other Android apps. SkyDrive is a free service from Microsoft up to 7GB, and is likewise a free download from Google Play.

J. Angelo Racoma
J. Angelo Racoma has written extensively about mobile, social media, enterprise apps and startups. Angelo develops business case studies for Microsoft enterprise platforms, and is also co-founder at WorkSmartr, a small outsourcing team that offers digital content and marketing services.