SkyDrive for iOS gets Retina Display update for new iPad

iPad and iPhone users of Microsoft's SkyDrive cloud-based data storage service can now download a new version of the SkyDrive iOS app from iTunes. This new update adds quite a few new features to the mix, and owners of the new third generation iPad will be happy to hear that this new SkyDrive version adds support for its Retina Display.

This means that pictures that are uploaded to your SkyDrive account can now be viewed at a much higher resolution than even most PC computer monitors. In addition to the feature made specifically for the new iPad, the new iOS Skydrive app has a number of new features that all iOS devices can use. That includes uploading multiple photos and videos to your Skydrive account along with being able to share your files with anyone via an email link.

There's also some new file management updates with this new iOS version. SkyDrive users can now move, delete, rename, and create new folders in their account with the iPhone and iPad app. Finally, this new version lets users open SkyDrive files from within other iOS apps.

SkyDrive has had a busy week this week. A few days ago, Microsoft released new versions of the Windows and Mac SkyDrive desktop clients. The Windows version includes support for the just released Windows 8 Release Preview build.

Via: Engadget
Source: iTunes | Image via Microsoft

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As I have a thing with the photos I take, I have made a quick comparison between dropbox, skydrive and box back in the day, and I found out that only dropbox uploaded the photos unaltered (choosing original quality from settings - then synced with pc and compared them with a local copy from usb - same size). Most people won't recognize any visual difference but there is alteration (more compression maybe). I will check again in case they sorted that because i was lucky to have 25gb on skydrive.

Directly comparing Skydrive and Dropbox... I much prefer Dropbox's use of split views on the iPad. In landscape, the file picker is on the left (essentially the same UI as the smaller iOS devices), and the viewer is on the right. Don't really care for a large view of my files as Skydrive does.

There's also a pass code lock in Dropbox, useful if the device is shared.

Still cannot display big pdf files though. Cannot even download them to view in iBooks. I'm only talking 120meg
Looks ok with photos though

Russell Green said,
I have an iPad and I don't even care about this.

1) You're not the only Neowin reader.
2) You're not the only iPad owner.

Just thought I'd let you know

Calum said,

1) You're not the only Neowin reader.
2) You're not the only iPad owner.

Just thought I'd let you know


It's a shame this needs to be pointed out to people honestly...

Russell Green said,
I have an iPad and I don't even care about this.

I have a 2007 Chevy Impala and this information is relevant to me.