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First look at Amazon Cloud Drive app

Amazon is trying hard to catch up with Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive, but this new Windows and Mac app leaves its still staggering in the rear.
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Amazon is trying hard to catch up with Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft SkyDrive, but this new Windows and Mac app leaves its still staggering in the rear. For more information read my blog.

Installing the Amazon Cloud Drive is easy enough.

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But, really? I can't just copy and paste from one folder to another like Dropbox, Google Drive and Microsoft Skydrive? I have to go through this two-step process?

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That was bad, but this is worse. There's no way I'm going to be dragging and dropping anything to a tiny icon on the taskbar. This is Not going to happen.

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And, the final annoyance, once the file has been uploaded I still can only get to it via my Web browser. Fail.

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