Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive

Secure access, sharing & file storage

4.4/5 (6598 reviews)

Microsoft OneDrive Overview

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.

Pricing

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

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

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

Microsoft OneDrive Reviews

Overall rating
4.4/5
88% positive reviews
3683
Excellent
2147
Very good
631
Average
117
Poor
20
Terrible
Peter V.

Very Good Collaboration Tool

Used Weekly for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/10/04
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

We tend to share files with Volunteers who are working with staff, this provided an easy way to share the files and also ensure that the most current is the one everyone is working from. Very easy for non technical people to learn and get up to speed on.

Pros

Gives us the ability to share files across the organization both internally and externally. Since we are an Microsoft shop, it also integrates well into our other tools. We also use SharePoint but this is a easier file sharing tool that is easier for all to pick up.

Cons

Ownership of the file remains with the individual as opposed to anyone. Access tends to be restricted until invites or links are sent.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Eric G.

OneDrive for Business : great sharing tool, but still needs some features to become #1

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/09/30
Review Source: Capterra

OneDrive for Business use has been a trial and error or work-in-progress product for our internal usage. Some iOS apps like Dictate+Connect and GoodReader do not offer built-in OneDrive for Business support to import or export some content, even though the OneDrive consumer version was possible. Having two versions of same product created confusion and frustration that led us put on hold the widespread use of OneDrive on our mobile iOS clients. Sharing files with external partners was brought back to Dropbox Business for larger commitees that couldn't easily handle the added steps for authentication.

Pros

What we like about OneDrive for Business is obviously its tight integration with the Microsoft ecosystem. Sharing Microsoft Word and Excel documents with colleagues is now seamless and best of all, is the automatic saving and versioning! Makes backups less a necessity. Also the quality of the iOS OneDrive application is a great value for our mobile users. Integration with other key apps that our users have on their iPhone or iPad is a real advantage for efficiently transferring files.

Cons

Some of the features that are added might be less refined with our French-Canadian language localised Windows workstations. For example, the Folder redirection of Desktop function puts a "Desktop" folder in the OneDrive account instead of the "Bureau" that is usually found on the local Windows computer. Therefore using the Desktop button in the standard save/open file dialog is a bit confusing. Also, the fact that Guests cannot have a OneDrive account to access shared files and folders like Dropbox brings some added steps (security codes) to give access to shared folders.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
David Y.

So far...so great!

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2019/09/19
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, my experience with OneDrive has been overwhelmingly positive. It's simple to map OneDrive to your local desktop (simply clicking "Sync" from the OneDrive dashboard is all it takes). This enables you to work on files directly from your desktop rather than going out to the OneDrive site. It's super-convenient and saves us tons of time.

Pros

We decided to try OneDrive by Microsoft for our file management needs after using SharePoint for over a decade. One of the main reasons we did not want to change is, frankly, change is hard. Or can be. It's easy to stick with what you are used to, and there is always the concern of placing additional stress on staff by having them learn something new.
However, it has been a smooth transition and so far is going great. OneDrive, in my estimation, is far superior to SharePoint for file management. Here's why: When you store files on OneDrive, you can easily open and edit them. You can edit them in the cloud or open and work on them from your desktop software if you feel more comfortable working this way. Regardless of how you choose to do it, your work is instantly saved as you go. There is no document check-out process. Multiple users can update the same file simultaneously. It's quite remarkable how easy it is to use OneDrive and just how powerful it is. As you become more familiar with it, you'll no doubt want to set up various sites within your account to manage specific content. For example, we have a Content site, a Marketing site, and a Finance site. It's easy to assign access to employees as needed. This helps ensure that only those who should be working in a particular site have access to that site. As stated, we are still learning all of the bells and whistles, but so far it has been a fantastic transition.

Cons

So far, there is nothing to dislike about OneDrive. The interface is easy to use and follow. Compared to SharePoint for file management, it's a breeze. Simple to open a file and start working. Easy to review changes that have been made. Real-time saving means no need to worry if your browser crashes or you lose internet access.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Alicia B.

Best Investment

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/08/23
Review Source: Capterra

OneDrive provides me with the best way to track and maintain my files no matter where I am at.

Pros

The best thing about OneDrive is the ability to save files on one computer and have access to them on another by signing into my account. I handle numerous documents and work in and out of the office. OneDrive provides me with the best way to track and maintain my files no matter where I am at.

Cons

The only downside is that OneDrive requires internet connection to automatically save files. With no internet connection I have to remember to save my work to my laptop.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Bobby S.

Bobby's OneDrive Review

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/08/21
Review Source: SoftwareAdvice

We were worried about switching from Google to OneDrive at first, but glad we did. The whole Microsoft package turned out to be an amazing decision on switching over.

Pros

The simplicity of use. OneDrive wasn't hard to setup at all.

Cons

I can't really think of anything I don't like, except maybe how when I setup my OneDrive this last time, it has a business and personal drive. I don't use the personal drive and can't seem to get rid of it. I'm sure if I contacted customer support, they could help. But it's not that big of a deal.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Microsoft OneDrive 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

  • Access Control
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Document Management
  • Document Storage
  • File Management
  • Permission Management
  • Search Functionality
  • Third Party Integration

  • API
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Chat
  • Collaborative Workspace
  • Commenting
  • Communication Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Drag & Drop Interface
  • Projections
  • SSL Security

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

    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:

    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small 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, Elium, ONLYOFFICE, Paradiso LMS, Pipeliner CRM, SharePoint, Wrike, Zoho Campaigns, draw.io

    Q. What level of support does Microsoft OneDrive offer?

    Microsoft OneDrive offers the following support options:

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