As Windows Phone users, we are blessed with a beautiful, dare I say, world-class cloud service built right into SkyDrive.
SkyDrive is built into Windows Phone, allowing you to use it for a variety of purposes, automatically downloading your camera, saving OneNote files, or just storing good old Office documents. The SkyDrive team opened up the service and encouraged developers to use the space with new apps and services. IFTTT is just such an app, and it could very well be exactly what you’re looking for.
The IFTTT service aims to provide people with a flexible system for downloading content from other services and with the conditions for transferring them to SkyDrive storage.
Here are some examples of this:
- Save my public Flickr photos to my SkyDrive
- Every time you are tagged in a photo on Facebook, it will be sent to Skydrive
- Save my Facebook photo uploads to my SkyDrive
There is a whole channel of preconditions to get you started with the data, some of them are really useful, but the mileage may vary. This service doesn’t really have anything to do with Windows Phone, but it has everything to do with that SkyDrive storage that you’re probably using incorrectly. If you were lucky enough to grab 25GB of free space while it was available, bought it on a 100GB paid plan, or just couldn’t figure out what to do with your few gigs, this can really help.
SkyDrive is secure unlike some other cloud storage solutions and whatever you put in it is available on your Windows Phone. The more data you put in there, the more useful the service becomes, using some selective filtering, triggers and actions you could create the perfect system for your needs.
You are a current user of this service, we would love to hear from you. Using all your SkyDrive storage? Want to use even more when Windows Phone 8 arrives? Let us know in the spaces below..