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
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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
5456

Very good
2955

Average
827

Poor
157

Terrible
34

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


Damian C.

Benchmark in Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration.

I'm pretty sold on OneDrive due to it's key integration across the Office family. I use both Windows and MacOS and have to say MS do need to up their game on their offering to Mac users. The experience is still integrated and seamless but OneDrive interface lacks the depth of its Windows counterpart. Pricing is negated when part of the 365 Suite and you get 1TB too (readers to check at time of reading). Taken on its own, you can probably find cheaper storage solutions per buck but you may lack security and collaboration tools. OneDrive works extremely well on mobile devices too and makes document management on the go, easy. It's ability to collect a file from any PC you've setup a OneDrive folder one is hugely beneficial.


Viktória J.

The best cloud storage and file sharing service

We are using it to organize our comics for some time now and we are very happy with what it provides. The storage space is great and so are the tools at our disposal. We love it and will not switch any time soon.


Kory M.

OneDrive For Business - Works okay, can be buggy


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.


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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 7.0/10

Damian C.
Industry: Management Consulting
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Benchmark in Cloud File Sharing and Collaboration.

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2020/11/11
Review Source: Capterra

I'm pretty sold on OneDrive due to it's key integration across the Office family. I use both Windows and MacOS and have to say MS do need to up their game on their offering to Mac users. The experience is still integrated and seamless but OneDrive interface lacks the depth of its Windows counterpart. Pricing is negated when part of the 365 Suite and you get 1TB too (readers to check at time of reading). Taken on its own, you can probably find cheaper storage solutions per buck but you may lack security and collaboration tools. OneDrive works extremely well on mobile devices too and makes document management on the go, easy. It's ability to collect a file from any PC you've setup a OneDrive folder one is hugely beneficial.

Pros

I rate OneDrive highly due to the safe-guarding/keeping features, the straightforward nature of One Drive and the intuitive UI. If you are fully integrated with Office then it provides a seamless experience to connect all Office apps for collaboration and synchronisation. I need files across various devices and OneDrive provides apps for all popular desktop OS's and device.

Specific areas in order of importance:

Security - As a minimum I have 2-factor authentication on everything and OneDrive utilises this too. Even if your password is blacklisted and weak then you have the safety of the MS Authenticator App on mobile and email with the former working on my Apple Watch, which is a great feature. For the ultimate protection you use OneDrive's Personal Vault feature, AES 256-bit encrypted on Microsoft’s servers and controlled by PIN for chosen folders.

Sharing & Security - The ability to drop your files or folders in a OneDrive folder on one device, it is then duplicated on all the devices which have the OneDrive folder installed. A great feature that is lacking with icloud and Google Drive is the ability to Password protect and set expiration dates.

Photo management - This is more personal than business. One Drive includes really rich photo management attributes. OneDrive emulates iCloud (vice versa) and OD auto-uploads pics & videos from my smartphone's camera roll. It saves small Kb versions on your phone that can be downloaded for full resolution if needed.

Cons

Storage - If you take it as a stand alone I would say that there are better options for storage capacity relative to OneDrive, for price versus storage.

I have yet to experience the issue myself, but I have had colleagues who have claimed that they cannot gain access to folders or files that are shared and password protected.

OneDrive lets MacOS down with it's less inspiring offering.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Viktória J.
Industry: Information Technology & Services
Company size: 2-10 Employees

The best cloud storage and file sharing service

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2021/01/13
Review Source: Capterra

We are using it to organize our comics for some time now and we are very happy with what it provides. The storage space is great and so are the tools at our disposal. We love it and will not switch any time soon.

Pros

It is easily set up and the Windows app is amazing. It syncs all the files realtime and we have yet to have any issues with it. The files are easily organizable and most documents can be edited online without the need to download them to the drive. Additionally, all Office files are synced real-time when editing as OneDrive integrates with Office for a very seamless service.

Cons

All about OneDrive is great except the annoying issue with too long file names having troubles syncing.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Kory M.

OneDrive For Business - Works okay, can be buggy

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2017/08/15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

Most of our end users use this product in our environment. I like the ability to synchronize SharePoint team sites / document libraries. It eliminates the need to have to open a browser to look at files that are hosted out on SharePoint. By using this App, it makes uploading / deleting / renaming files easier than having to do it through the browser as well. If you haven't used OneDrive or OneDrive For Business before, it works much like Dropbox / Google Drive, so anyone who has used either of these other products in the past will be familiar with how to use OneDrive.

Cons

Probably my two biggest complaints / cons with OneDrive are this: 1.) There are separate Apps for OneDrive / OneDrive For Business. I think one unified app would make this better, but for now, I guess we are stuck with two. The only benefit to this, at least in our environment, is that since we have an external SharePoint (hosted with Office 365) and an internal SharePoint which is hosted on premises, it is easier to have users use OneDrive for Office 365 and OneDrive For Business for our internal SharePoint.
The other pain is that the software can be buggy. People will have problems with files / folders synchronizing and the error messages that pop up are very vague, most of the time, the only troubleshooting step is to stop synching the libraries and resync them. It does seem to work better now that we have upgraded to SharePoint 2016 and Windows 10 / Office 2016. If you are thinking of implementing this in your environment, be sure to read the list of acceptable file names, characters, etc. as our users have had issues because they are using unsupported characters in file names, causing synch issues.

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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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,3/10
Based on 9 429 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 9 429 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
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
Drag & Drop Interface
File Management
Permission Management
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. 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