Tech Tips: Up to 25GB of FREE Online Storage for Mac Users

Microsoft’s online file storage service SkyDrive which might lack some of Dropbox’s more advanced features on OS X,does offer something only a giant like Microsoft can afford: 7 GB of free space for everyone, and up to 25 GB if you already have a Windows Live ID and sign up fast enough. Installing SkyDrive is simple; you’ll download (from link below) a .zip file, inside which you’ll find the app. Of course, to make it work you need a Windows Live ID. If you already have one, great, just enter your details and get started. Alternatively you can sign up on the spot. So far, so simple.  Thanks to Free Computers in Houston for this freebie.


SkyDrive for Mac is the easiest way to access your SkyDrive from your Mac. When you install SkyDrive, a SkyDrive folder is created on your computer. Everything you put in this folder is automatically kept in sync between your computers (Mac or PC) and, so you can get to your latest files from virtually anywhere. Whenever you add, change, or delete files in one location, all the other locations will be updated.     Here is link for PC users to get free storage.    SkyDrive exists as an app, and an icon in your Menu Bar. Unlike Dropbox for OS X, it’s very visible. You can’t remove its icon from the Dock, and leave it solely in the Menu Bar, which makes it feel rather intrusive. Like Dropbox, it sets up a synced folder in your user folder (by default at /Users/you/SkyDrive, although you can choose another location if you wish). Just drag files and folders into this to have them automatically synced to the web, and to your other devices that support SkyDrive.



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