SkyDrive vs Google Drive vs Dropbox vs Apple iCloud – A Comparision

SkyDrive for Windows, the new desktop client for Windows, has been pretty well-received by all. With the launch of Google Drive around the corner. The best part about this desktop app is that when you install the it on your computer, you will be able to access your photos and files from almost anywhere, store them, and securely share them. If you install the SkyDrive app on all your computers using Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Mac OS X Lion, you will never have to worry about forgetting a photo or file again.

Microsoft has also added many cool new features to SkyDrive and even offered free upgrade of storage space to 25GB. Given the present scenario, it is understandable that most would want to compare the features of SkyDrive and its competitor services.

Compare SkyDrive vs Apple iCloud vs Google vs Dropbox

Microsoft has released a chart, comparing the features and offerings of SkyDrive with Apple iCloud, Google and Dropbox. Check it out and let us know what you think. Click on the image if you wish to see it in a larger size.

Although the chart has been released by Microsoft, it appears to be quite objective – and it is quite apparent from the chart that SkyDrive is offering much more than the competition.

Click here if you’d like to see a more detailed comparision of Google Drive vs SkyDrive.

Which file-sharing service do you use and which one would you recommend.

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  1. Omid

    In DropBox’s public folder, any file has a nice permanent direct links. this feature is unbeatable! I like to embed my files and send direct links to my friends, so easy

  2. Dan

    Seems to me that Sugarsync does practically everything on that chart. No wonder they didn’t list it.

  3. The_Artist_Formly_Known_As_WoW

    Google Drive offers 5gigs off the bat and has a Windows Sync app just like Dropbox.

  4. Thy Damned

    What about the BlackBerry client or Linux client? So far only DropBox seems to have them…

  5. snail

    I’m looking for anything else that has these specific features, because I am running out of room in my Dropbox public folder, and I use it almost exclusively for the two purposes you just mentioned.

  6. snail

    Thank you. I just installed it, and it looks like it will work perfectly. 🙂

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