SkyDrive for iPad is improved again, complete with support for the new iPad’s Retina display. The file-sharing and backup service from Microsoft is an excellent option for anyone who wants to sync photos, documents, or other files across multiple devices. It is currently the best storage bargain, with 7 GB free for new users and very inexpensive prices for additional storage.
If you took advantage of a limited-time upgrade offer, then your existing Microsoft account got an upgrade to 25 GB of free storage. However, even if you only have the standard 7 GB of space, the additional storage prices are much less expensive than Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud.
An additional 20 GB is only $10 per year, while 50 GB is only $25.
The new improvements in version 2.1 include the ability to upload multiple photos to the SkyDrive app, and the capability of opening a file in another iOS app. For example, you could take a photo from SkyDrive and open it in Snapseed to edit.
There is also stronger file management tools. Move, delete, or rename folders. Also, send a link in email or copy and paste it into another application to give others access to the folder.
While there is currently no SkyDrive app for Android, there has been plenty of Internet buzz that this will eventually happen. Microsoft has built a strong, multi-platform tool in SkyDrive; look for continual improvement as cloud storage becomes an essential component of the mobile space.