Do you cloud bro? Cloud is a new storage solution of the 21st century and it is pretty nice especially if the service is deeply integrated in an operating system. That’s the case when it comes to OneDrive for Windows from Microsoft. On both mobile as well as desktop you can sync your photos documents and music between the devices and while this is all possible with other cloud provider, Microsoft is offering a few additional features.
If you do have an Office 365 Subscription and a huge Music Library for example, you can sync all your music via OneDrive, Groove Music on your Windows PC, Tablet and Phone will recognize it and you can stream all your music. Furthermore if you are doing a backup on your Windows Phone, it will be saved on OneDrive, automatic photo upload can be used and a couple of other things.
Now the app for mobile devices as well as the desktop application are doing the job pretty well. Though on the desktop app you have to set which folders and files should be synced, folders and files you do not want to be synced are not displayed in the desktop application. That can be very annoying for example with the music library if you want to save storage, then you have to use the web app if you want to do any changes.
MSPowerUser has recently reported that Microsoft is working on a Universal Windows App of OneDrive. They even got an early look at the app and shared their experience with it in a video on YouTube:
Microsoft has finally confirmed the rumors of a universal OneDrive app and said that the app will be available before the end of this quarter. This means we can expect the app to be released before the end of June. Here is the app description and a list of features which the app will be supporting with the initial release.
OneDrive is the one place for everything in your work and personal life. It gives you free online storage for all your personal files so you can get to them from your Windows device, your computer (PC or Mac), and any other devices you use. With OneDrive for Business, you also get storage for your work files so you can share and collaborate on them with other people at your work or school. The OneDrive app for Windows lets you easily work with your personal and work files when you’re on the go.
- Browse all your files and files shared with you.
- Automatically upload photos and videos to your personal OneDrive account using camera upload.
- Share your files.
- Move, delete, and rename files, and create new folders.
- Search for files and folders.
- Share files to OneDrive from other apps.
- Open files from OneDrive in other apps.
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