A world of pretty cloud drive icons - SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, BitBucket and GitHub
Today Google Drive and Windows SkyDrive came out with clients for Windows and Mac. There's also SkyDrive apps for Windows Phone, iPhone, or iPad and OneNote apps that sync to SkyDrive for Windows Phone, Android,iPhone, or iPad.
I'm a paying DropBox customer myself with over 60 gigs in there. I also use BitBucket and GitHub for source code.
I also like tidy and pretty icons, for folders, programs and external drives. I made custom icons for the Visual Studio Command prompt as well as Visual Studio in PowerShell.
I put all these new cloud folders as well as my GitHub and BitBucket folders (these aren't custom apps, just folders where I keep my source repositories) in my favorites in Windows Explorer.
I made custom .ICO icons for GitHub and BitBucket from high-res PNGs. Just right click on a Folder, click Properties, then Shortcut Change Icon to select your custom icon.
Select your icon from your folder properties as shown in this screenshot:
That DropBox icon isn't fitting in with my whole "Cloud Folder" aesthetic. I was going to make a custom DropBox icon by combining their icon along with the standard Windows Explorer folder icon but I double-checked the Dropbox.exe first. You never know if the designer may have left some optional or alternative views of an icon in the EXE. Plus we know that the DropBox folks pay attention to details.
I can see in %APPDATA%\Dropbox\bin\Dropbox.exe that there are other views of the main DropBox icon.
Ah, that's much nicer!
I put my custom icons up on SkyDrive.