SkyDrive for Windows updated, gets a new logo

SkyDrive launched for the desktop in April this year and the Windows app got an update today. There might be only a few visible changes but the update has improved performance and reliability.

The changes that you will notice are:

  • A new status window feature was implemented on users' demand. You can summon the status window by left-clicking the SkyDrive icon in the system tray. The status window lets users know if SkyDrive is up-to-date and also shows the time when SkyDrive was last updated.

    SkyDrive's up to date status window

  • If SkyDrive is in the middle of syncing, it will display the total number and size of the files to be synced.

    SkyDrive's downloading status window

A couple of new options, namely "View sync problems" and "Report a problem," have also been added to the right-click context menu to help users troubleshoot and report issues.

But that's not all. The most notable change in this update is the new SkyDrive logo. The new logo sports a Metro-ish look:

Old and new SkyDrive logos

Here's what the SkyDrive team has to say about it:

"The refreshed logo is a natural evolution of the work we're doing across Microsoft to deliver a more consistent experience across all of our products. As we update SkyDrive for other platforms, apps, and devices, you'll see the updated logo appear more broadly."

SkyDrive will update itself automatically, but you can get the update earlier by reinstalling the app manually.

Image credit: Inside SkyDrive · Wikipedia/Microsoft (modified)

  Source: Inside SkyDrive
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