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Amazon's Cloud Drive adds file syncing, moves closer to a viable Dropbox replacement

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When Amazon launched its Cloud Drive app for Mac and Windows back in May, we noted that a lack of proper file syncing prevented the service from becoming a full-blown Dropbox and SkyDrive replacement. The company has today addressed that shortcoming with the introduction of a file synchronization folder that will let you access your documents, music, and photos across multiple computers. Amazon's implementation closely resembles what we've seen from rival platforms; files placed in the specified folder are automatically uploaded to the web and will also be synced with any other computers you install Cloud Drive on. As before, Cloud Drive users receive five gigabytes of storage for free, so if you're not deeply entrenched in someone else's cloud, Amazon's offering could be worth another look.