Livedrive, the leading online backup and storage service, lets you access docs, music, videos and pictures stored on your Windows PC or Apple Mac from anywhere. Our desktop software will automatically back up your important files to your online account, and our iOS app enables you to access those files securely from anywhere. Plus the app can automatically upload your pictures and videos to your Livedrive account.
Livedrive Mobile for iOS lets you:
- Automatically back up all the photos and videos on your iPhone or iPad
- View your photos in full screen slideshow mode
- View and edit your documents anywhere
- Listen to your favourite songs in seconds
- Stream video content on the go
- Share files with friends and family
Please note: This app requires a Livedrive account (monthly or annual subscription required). Mobile backup, file uploads and sharing require a Briefcase or Pro Suite account.
In this release there has been a significant redesign:
• New tab-bar for faster navigation replaces the home menu.
• New grid views to see previews of your photos while browsing your files.
• Improved file view with better image preview.
• You can mark any file or folder in "Briefcase" or "Devices" as a favourite.
Ratings and Reviews
Works well, but needs a better interface
I signed up for the Livedrive service and downloaded the iPad app for 1 main reason - to have access to my media (video and music) wherever I go on my iPad. For that purpose, it works well. The desktop app uploads the files fast and without a hitch, and the upload process does not significantly interfere with the rest of my activities on the computer. Once in the cloud, the iPad app streams the video perfectly - movies start playing within a few seconds of clicking on them. If you want, you can output the video through an HDMI adapter to an HDTV, where it looks great. I certainly have not had the problems with crashes that others are reporting.
My beef with the iPad app is the file access interface. You get access to only a limited number of files when you first access your backup files, and in order to see all of them you have to keep clicking "More Results" - it takes me 5 or 6 tries to finally be able to see all of my files. If they fix that, this will be pretty much perfect for my needs.
No Verizon iPhone Support
I just signed up for the free trial on the $24 a month package. It is sad that the app won't work on my Verizon iPhone though. I have the latest software, version 4.2.10 but the app requires version 4.3 which is only available for the AT&T iPhone. I won't bother to upload my files since I can't access through the one piece of electronics I carry everywhere, my phone. They should post a warning prominently on their website to avoid the embarrassment of having someone find out only after they try to load the app. I never thought to look at the app reviews before I signed up. Lesson learned.
C'mon guys. Fix this and give the Verizon iPhone support. If you do, you will certainly have me and a lot of others for customers. Do it before my two week trial ends, and I will amend my rating. Unless, of course, you give me another two weeks sometime in the future when you fix this.
Needs a lot more improvement
I signed up for Livedrive in hopes of replacing Dropbox, but now I have to use both. The mobile app is not even close to the Dropbox app, with which I can access all my files instantly after saving them with a different device, and open and save them in conjunction with other apps. Livedrive app doesn't let me do any of that except viewing them, even that doesn't work most of the time. I keep getting the message "The folder is empty or connection to Livedrive has failed." It's totally frustrating because I know the folder is not empty; the file is there but I just can't access it with the app. So I don't use the app at all now. There is a lot of improvements to be done if Livedrive is to compete with Dropbox.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.