announcement by Gmail and Drive product manager Phil Sharp mentioned that now
you can send files up to 10GB in size.
In his blog, he wrote:
“Have you ever tried
to attach a file to an email only to find out it's too large to send? Now with
Drive, you can insert files up
to 10GB -- 400 times larger than what you can send as a
traditional attachment. Also, because you’re sending a file stored in the
cloud, all your recipients will have access to the same, most-up-to-date
It will be interesting to see what Microsoft does
I believe, Microsoft SkyDrive allows up to 2GB free storage.
Now after this announcement, I am sure Microsoft will step up its storage size.
This will definitely impact DropBox.
With the launch of Windows 8, SkyDrive
is becoming quite popular. Windows 8 automatically connects, stores and
syncs your files to SkyDrive. I’ve been using Windows 8, Office 2013, and other
new cool tools including SkyDrive. It makes my life easier. Now I don’t need to
login to Gmail or download and use DropBox. I simply right-click on the
Explorer and sync or auto sync my files. Microsoft recently added the selective
sync feature to SkyDrive, which I found very useful.