August 31, 2014

Microsoft updates OneDrive app for Android

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For those who have come to count on the cloud as a baseline file storage method, Microsoft’s OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) is a very competitive option, offering 7GB of online storage and transparent Office integration.

Now the Microsoft OneDrive team, by way of their blog, has provided several updates to their app lineup, including the Android version. Sticking with Android here, with version 2.5 of OneDrive app (for Android 4.0+ devices) one can now:

  • Share files and/or folders with others using links or sending files to another app for sharing purposes.
  • Adjust viewing and editing abilities right from your Android device.
  • Select multiple files to download at once.
  • Move and sort files and/or folders.

 

This update brings much more functionality to OneDrive on Android, especially via the file sharing aspect.  While Office documents are still held tied to Office/OneDrive support only (via Office web apps), one can hope that this at least a small step in the right direction to freeing Office files to all apps.