Microsoft has unveiled a major revamp of SkyDrive, giving it a makeover to the Windows 8 style. SkyDrive is Microsoft’s cloud storage service, and its main competitions are services like Google Drive, Dropbox and SugarSync.
The improvement includes a new Web front that provides a better visual style. There are options for faster uploading and sorting, new tools for developers, and also a SkyDrive app for mobile devices that run Google Android and updates for API developers.
There is now a new tile based layout, which looks a lot like the Metro Styled user interface that was seen in Windows 8 and Windows Phone 7. The “Instant Search” feature helps in updating results to searches, and other new features include improved sorting options, multiple item selection, and a tool bar.
Along with changing the web interface, Microsoft has enhanced the SkyDrive desktop apps for Windows and OS X. Microsoft has made a good effort to improve the bulk photo uploads and in finding changes for synchronization. All these updates are believed to be released later this week.
Android users will be able to lay their hands on a SkyDrive app in the weeks to come; although Microsoft has not announced any specific date. Officials have said that this app will be akin to the SkyDrive apps already available for Windows Phone and the iPhone.