Microsoft OneDrive

Secure access, sharing & file storage

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Microsoft OneDrive Overview

What is Microsoft OneDrive?

OneDrive is a secure access, sharing and file storage solution which enables users to store and share photos, videos, documents, and more anytime, anywhere via any device, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and mobiles. Offeringa centralized platform, OneDrive gives users quick access to all of their photos and documents. OneDrive allows users to keep all of their favorite photos and videos safe, even if something happens to their device, with remote device wiping technology.

Users can also share files or entire folders, like photo albums, without attaching anything. Since OneDrive works with Office, users can create, edit and share their documents easily. OneDrive supports other collaboration tools such as real-time co-authoring, which allow users to work with anyone inside or outside of their organization. Users can use built-in search and discovery tools to find relevant files quickly.

Native mobile apps for Windows, iOS and Android give users the flexibility to access and share files on the go, via any mobile device. OneDrive also supports a number of security features including device access rules, device reports and remote device wiping. Users can also track which files are being shared, and with whom. In-app sharing enables each employee to seamlessly share and set specific access permissions for their files, based on the organization’s settings.

Microsoft OneDrive Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00

Pricing options

Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

OneDrive: Free storage for personal files.

OneDrive for Business Plan 1: $5.00 user/month (annual commitment)
OneDrive for Business Plan 2: $10.00 user/month (annual commitment)

Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.


Microsoft OneDrive Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish and 22 others, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

Media

Search OneDrive for relevant files
Add folder name, co-owners and notes
Access documents and pictures from a centralized platform
Save blogs, pictures, documents, favorites, and more
Backup photos on mobile
Organize files on mobile devices
Microsoft OneDrive video Microsoft OneDrive screenshot: Search OneDrive for relevant files Microsoft OneDrive screenshot: Add folder name, co-owners and notes Microsoft OneDrive screenshot: Access documents and pictures from a centralized platform Microsoft OneDrive screenshot: Save blogs, pictures, documents, favorites, and more Microsoft OneDrive screenshot: Backup photos on mobile Microsoft OneDrive screenshot: Organize files on mobile devices

Microsoft OneDrive Reviews

Microsoft OneDrive Reviews

Overall rating
4,4
/
5
Excellent
5162

Very good
2846

Average
800

Poor
147

Terrible
32

Value for Money
4,4
Features
4,3
Ease of Use
4,4
Customer Support
4,2
89% recommended this app
Amanda V.

I Use OneDrive For My Personal Important Files Because I Know They are Safe There!

I use it every morning. I love to use for keeping our family budget sheets up to day, for sharing files and creating files and that they are really easy to download to look at offline too! I'm really very impressed!


Bradley D.

Essential for Cloud Storage and a successful workflow.

Overall, I find OneDrive to be a very reliable service. Over the years, MS continues to improve and incorporate new features in their software packages. I trust that my data is safe and secure in the hands of MS. I do think they could improve by allowing images from your personal OneDrive to be hosted on other sites.


Andrei P.

Good integration but an average product with ups and downs

Losing some of my work and Microsoft changing their minds about the features of OneDrive (downgrading basically) and the slower speed made me change to other services. The first thing I do when I reinstall a machine is to turn it off and save the resources, which ~ 2 years ago were insanely high for what it had to do.

OneDrive is basically bothering me when I am using Windows 10 as the OS pesters you to use it to the point where I struggle to turn it off and to keep it that way. I was quite surprised to see it getting activated every now and then after some major operating system updates.


André L.

Reliable, and very well integrated with Microsoft Suite

The users of the company had some problems with their computers using mechanical hard drives, they often stopped to work, and their files were gone. With the configuration of OneDrive, they have a backup of everything that has modified on their files, also it is possible to access them from different devices, like mobile, tablets and another computer, it became a very good tool for our external Sales team, that always need to share files, presentations for the clients. Therefore, it is very interesting the integration with other Microsoft tools, even with the GPOs that you can set some configurations of OneDrive.


Tamas hunor D.

Good companion of the other Microsoft apps

Overall it is a good central place to store files related to other Microsoft applicaiton like Teams, Outlook, Forms, etc.


Amanda V.
Industry: E-Learning
Company size: Self Employed

I Use OneDrive For My Personal Important Files Because I Know They are Safe There!

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/07/21
Review Source: Capterra

I use it every morning. I love to use for keeping our family budget sheets up to day, for sharing files and creating files and that they are really easy to download to look at offline too! I'm really very impressed!

Pros

I love the fact that you have have your personal private files in the special OneDrive personal Vault, which requires extra password protection. It's great! Especially when you need a file but are not close to your regular computer or device, you can log on anywhere in the world and go through the special vault for extra incryption. I love it! And it's very generous with the files sizes too! Plus it's just so easy to use! Definitely my favourite online document storage place for sure. I particularly like using the sheets that work pretty much exactly like Excel, I love not having to learn new systems just to work online. Thank-you Microsoft!

Cons

Nothing really. I used to find it annoying if I had a shared document with my partner and we couldn't work on the files at the same time and have the system remember to do the updates, but that seems to be fixed now, so it's all good!

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Bradley D.
Industry: Higher Education
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Essential for Cloud Storage and a successful workflow.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/10/15
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, I find OneDrive to be a very reliable service. Over the years, MS continues to improve and incorporate new features in their software packages. I trust that my data is safe and secure in the hands of MS. I do think they could improve by allowing images from your personal OneDrive to be hosted on other sites.

Pros

OneDrive Personal is free for all users that sign up and are given 5GB of storage. Storage capacity can be expanded with prices starting at $1.99 a month. It is very easy to share data and assign permissions to your files and folders. Syncing your data with the app allows effortless uploading. Another cool feature is OneDrive's ability to detect your most frequently used files and then making those files readily available on your PC - while your less used files are kept in the cloud. The purpose of this feature is to save storage on you PC but also allows for faster access of those you use more. OneDrive for Business offers all the features of Personal but you are given a larger capacity from start. OneDrive FileVault is another cool feature that MS has recently added. With the FileVault you can store a limited amount of files in a folder that is password protected.

Cons

Some of the downsides to uploading documents to OneDrive include the rejection of special characters in the file name. It does notify you of files that do not upload and to fix this, all you do is change the name but if dealing with a large number of files, this can be an inconvenience. Also, uploading large files, over 1GB can take a long time and if your connection is lost, you must start over.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Andrei P.
Industry: Computer Games
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Good integration but an average product with ups and downs

Used Other for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/05/13
Review Source: Capterra

Losing some of my work and Microsoft changing their minds about the features of OneDrive (downgrading basically) and the slower speed made me change to other services. The first thing I do when I reinstall a machine is to turn it off and save the resources, which ~ 2 years ago were insanely high for what it had to do.

OneDrive is basically bothering me when I am using Windows 10 as the OS pesters you to use it to the point where I struggle to turn it off and to keep it that way. I was quite surprised to see it getting activated every now and then after some major operating system updates.

Pros

I found that nowadays (as of May 2020), OneDrive has great integration with the Windows ecosystem and their other services such as outlook.com. A short while ago it always seemed like the integrations were in some sort of beta, sometimes working, sometimes not.
Unfortunately I do not have any more pros for this as the competition does as good as a job as OneDrive, there really isn't much OneDrive stands out apart from the integration.

Cons

The biggest issue I encountered with OneDrive happened a few years ago, so I don't know if it's still relevant, however I feel that I should mention it because it was a turning point for me in switching from OneDrive to Dropbox and Google Drive. This also showed how vulnerable a cloud service is.
I had files syncing in the sync folder and it was taking forever for some reason. I swapped to another device and found the file I needed there, so I figured it was synced, but I did not check the date of modification. I opened it up, started working on something else than before and saved it. Moved to my initial device and I was greeted with an error stating the path of the file is too long to sync. When I opened the file I worked on with my other device I noticed it did not sync, I worked on an old version which now overwrote the syncing version, basically I lost 2 days worth of work by not waiting and checking for the sync to finish. The sync was not finishing due to an error, which appeared only after I modified the file. What the hell?!?

Another problem was that initially Microsoft advertised OneDrive as having unlimited storage for the basic subscription, but after a few months they changed their mind, not cool at all.

Currently, one of the biggest problems I still have with OneDrive when I scarecly use it is that it's overall slower than the competition such as Google Drive or Dropbox, both in transferring files as well as syncing from the folder.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

André L.
Industry: Chemicals
Company size: 201-500 Employees

Reliable, and very well integrated with Microsoft Suite

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/07/07
Review Source: Capterra

The users of the company had some problems with their computers using mechanical hard drives, they often stopped to work, and their files were gone. With the configuration of OneDrive, they have a backup of everything that has modified on their files, also it is possible to access them from different devices, like mobile, tablets and another computer, it became a very good tool for our external Sales team, that always need to share files, presentations for the clients. Therefore, it is very interesting the integration with other Microsoft tools, even with the GPOs that you can set some configurations of OneDrive.

Pros

The integration with the Microsoft products is awesome, we can share a file directly from OneDrive to e-mail, SharePoint and Microsoft Teams, it helps to have a unique point where all of your files are located, also, we can setup the software to do a continuous backup of your desktops and notebooks.

Cons

The price is expensive for the small companies, specially when you have some products with better price on the market. Other point that needs to be enligheted: it is not so easy to configure it on the users computers, and it cannot backup Outlook .PST files, it could have been a problem for the companies that stores a large amount of e-mails.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Tamas hunor D.
Industry: Motion Pictures & Film
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Good companion of the other Microsoft apps

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/09/04
Review Source: Capterra

Overall it is a good central place to store files related to other Microsoft applicaiton like Teams, Outlook, Forms, etc.

Pros

I really like the space-saving feature, the ability to select offline/online files and the upload speeed.

Cons

Sharing feature is not self evident and robust as Dropbox. I am missing the password-protected or expirations of the links.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 8 987 user ratings
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Microsoft OneDrive Pricing

Microsoft OneDrive Pricing

Starting from
US$5,00
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

OneDrive: Free storage for personal files.

OneDrive for Business Plan 1: $5.00 user/month (annual commitment)
OneDrive for Business Plan 2: $10.00 user/month (annual commitment)

Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

OneDrive: Free storage for personal files.

OneDrive for Business Plan 1: $5.00 user/month (annual commitment)
OneDrive for Business Plan 2: $10.00 user/month (annual commitment)

Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

Value for Money
4,4/5
Based on 8 987 user ratings
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Microsoft OneDrive Features

Microsoft OneDrive Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
Chat
Collaboration Tools
Collaborative Workspace
Commenting
Customizable Branding
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
Projections
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration
Workflow Management
Features
4,3/5
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Additional information for Microsoft OneDrive

Additional information for Microsoft OneDrive

Key features of Microsoft OneDrive

  • Adapts video playback to internet speed
  • Anywhere access
  • Automatic camera roll backup
  • Browse animated GIFs & search for text in photos
  • Collaboration tools
  • Create & share folders
  • Data loss prevention management
  • Desktop synchronization
  • Device access rules
  • Device reports
  • Device-specific selective sync
  • Document management
  • Document review
  • Document storage
  • Document tracking
  • Edit Office docs online simultaneously
  • Export to Excel
  • Feedback collection
  • File sharing
  • File storage
  • File type support
  • In-place holds
  • Microsoft Office integration
  • Microsoft Office online
  • Mobile scanning
  • Online viewing for Office documents
  • Permission management
  • Photo management
  • Post to Facebook, share captions & geotags
  • Real time co-authoring
  • Remote device wiping
  • Save notebooks to OneDrive
  • Search & discovery tools
  • Secure access
  • Share online & email slide shows
  • Survey management
  • Surveys & feedback
  • Track changes, automatically save previous versions
  • Upload multimedia from mobile devices

Benefits

  • Smart files: Access OneDrive files anytime, anywhere without using all your storage or bandwidth. Choose the files you want online and offline.

  • Easy saving: Every Windows Store app can save files directly to OneDrive without any extra work

  • Camera roll backup: Choose to automatically upload all of the photos and videos you create with your built-in camera to the Camera Roll folder, in either good or best quality. It even works on a metered connection.

  • Sync settings: You can now backup as well as sync your PC/device settings, including start screen settings, installed apps, app data, and even your Internet Explorer favorites.

  • Mobility: Native mobile apps for iOS, Android and Windows phones give you the flexibility to access and share files on the go.

  • Microsoft OneDrive FAQs

    Microsoft OneDrive FAQs

    Below are some frequently asked questions for Microsoft OneDrive.

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft OneDrive offer?

    Microsoft OneDrive offers the following pricing plans:

    Starting from: US$5,00

    Pricing model: Free, Subscription

    Free Trial: Available

    OneDrive: Free storage for personal files. OneDrive for Business Plan 1: $5.00 user/month (annual commitment) OneDrive for Business Plan 2: $10.00 user/month (annual commitment) Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

    Q. What are the main features of Microsoft OneDrive?

    Microsoft OneDrive offers the following features:

    • Adapts video playback to internet speed
    • Anywhere access
    • Automatic camera roll backup
    • Browse animated GIFs & search for text in photos
    • Collaboration tools
    • Create & share folders
    • Data loss prevention management
    • Desktop synchronization
    • Device access rules
    • Device reports
    • Device-specific selective sync
    • Document management
    • Document review
    • Document storage
    • Document tracking
    • Edit Office docs online simultaneously
    • Export to Excel
    • Feedback collection
    • File sharing
    • File storage
    • File type support
    • In-place holds
    • Microsoft Office integration
    • Microsoft Office online
    • Mobile scanning
    • Online viewing for Office documents
    • Permission management
    • Photo management
    • Post to Facebook, share captions & geotags
    • Real time co-authoring
    • Remote device wiping
    • Save notebooks to OneDrive
    • Search & discovery tools
    • Secure access
    • Share online & email slide shows
    • Survey management
    • Surveys & feedback
    • Track changes, automatically save previous versions
    • Upload multimedia from mobile devices

    Q. Who are the typical users of Microsoft OneDrive?

    Microsoft OneDrive has the following typical customers:

    Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

    Q. What languages does Microsoft OneDrive support?

    Microsoft OneDrive supports the following languages:

    Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Taiwanese, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian

    Q. What type of pricing plans does Microsoft OneDrive offer?

    Microsoft OneDrive has the following pricing plans:

    Free, Subscription

    Q. Does Microsoft OneDrive support mobile devices?

    Microsoft OneDrive supports the following devices:

    Android, iPhone, iPad

    Q. What other apps does Microsoft OneDrive integrate with?

    Microsoft OneDrive integrates with the following applications:

    Bitium, Bitrix24, ONLYOFFICE, Paradiso LMS, Pipeliner CRM, SharePoint, Wrike, Zoho Campaigns, draw.io, elium

    Q. What level of support does Microsoft OneDrive offer?

    Microsoft OneDrive offers the following support options:

    FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support, Forum, Knowledge Base, Video Tutorials