Microsoft gives OneDrive new Photos view, multi-file selection and more

OneDrive 4.3 for iOS (iPhone screenshot 001)

After launching the official Kindle Fire and Kindle Phone app about two weeks ago, today the Windows maker Microsoft gets to refresh the iOS edition of its OneDrive app.

FYI, OneDrive used to be formerly known as SkyDrive.

The official cloud-storage service client for the iPhone and iPad, the just-updated OneDrive version 4.4 comes with an updated Shared view and a brand new Photos view.

Acting as the Camera Roll folder on steroids, the Photos view collates all the photos in your OneDrive in one convenient place.

Other features included in this update are listed after the break.

The app at last allows you to select multiple files which can then be shared together via a single URL. Next, you can now search for files or folders by name whereas previously you could only search files.

And if you haven’t signed up to OneDrive yet, the software now includes a nicely done account setup experience so you can become a user in an instant, without ever leaving the app.

OneDrive 4.4 changelog:

  • Updated Shared view
  • A new Photos view of all the photos in your OneDrive (note: You can still find all your screenshots in your Camera Roll folder)
  • The ability to select multiple files to share together
  • File and folder search
  • New account setup within the app
  • Bug fixes and stability improvements

Previous updates have improved OneDrive with enhancements like adaptive video streaming, encrypted connectionscamera backups in the background and other perks.

Download OneDrive free in the App Store.

The 10.3-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod touch and iPad compatible with iOS 7.0 or later. Microsoft recently doubled the free tier to a whopping fifteen gigabytes of free cloud-based storage while also lowering prices on monthly storage plans.

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