OneDrive Software


OneDrive is a cloud-based content management solution that provides organizations with a platform to collaborate, share and store documents. This system enables cross-platform synchronization and prevents data loss.

OneDrive allows users to collaborate and share documents in real-time with team members and clients, and managers can access, review and edit. It assists users in file management by restricting file access within teams and organizations. In addition, the system shares real-time notifications whenever a file is viewed or edited.

OneDrive auto-tags photos by detecting visuals saved in the cloud that makes them easier to search and organize. In addition, the solution enables users to share and access files 24/7 from any mobile device.

OneDrive provides free storage up to 5GB and is available on Windows, Android and iOS devices.



4,578 Reviews of OneDrive

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4.38 / 5 stars

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September 2018

Nathan from CareerSource Florida

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Perfect Cloud Storage

No more VPN connections to the corporate network in order to access office files on a server, as now files are in the cloud on Microsoft's servers. Using Azure AD Connect to synch usernames and passwords with the local domain, users have an SSO experience even while utilizing the full benefits of cloud-based file storage.

Pros

You can access your files from anywhere you have access to the Internet. The latest updates allow you store all your files in the cloud while having access to them from your PC through Windows Explorer, too, allowing access to them from within every application. However, they take up no space on your hard drive until you open them--brilliant! So if you have a small SDD drive on your laptop, problems with storage space just got solved. After you've worked with the file, simply return it to the cloud and free up your hard drive space again. Need to share a file or folder with someone? That's a cinch, as you create a share link from within Windows or through the OneDrive interface on the web, choosing to allow editing or read only access, as well as whether the link should expire after a certain period of time. Sharing a link to a document means your recipient can access the latest version whenever the link is clicked. If you work on the file through Office 365, then the collaborative opportunities are opened, as you can work on a file together. OneDrive is perfectly integrated into all Office 365 apps as well as Windows 10 itself (just make sure to have the latest version of Windows installed to take advantage of OneDrive's latest innovations). One last trick OneDrive does is to preview some file types even if the associated app is not installed (browser only).

Cons

While it will back up files you explicitly place in your machine's OneDrive folder, by copying them to the cloud, it does not perform system backups. So if you want system backups to be in the cloud on OneDrive, you will need to run them with a system backup utility and then copy them to OneDrive (depending on your backup utility, you might be able to automate writing backup copy to OneDrive).

September 2018

Steve from Thomson Reuters

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

A formidable cloud-storage solution for the masses...at a price

Microsoft has attempted, and largely succeeded, in building a robust cloud storage tool for consumers with OneDrive. As an IT professional, I was given 5 TB of storage "for life" for attending Microsoft's /build conference several years ago. For home users with an Office Live subscription, the 1TB of additional storage per account makes this a de facto choice. But for enterprises that don't have people who understand group policies and how to block the consumer client, coupled with the paltry free storage options compared to its competitors, OneDrive becomes a logistical nightmare as the operating systems made by Microsoft suggest (often and loudly) that users should save to OneDrive, ignoring that OneDrive for Business is installed.

Pros

Integration with Windows versions 8 and later provides instant simplicity with OneDrive. With Windows 10, it has become even simpler to use on PCs. The context menus allow easy changes to whether or not a file or folder is synced to the cloud, and the onedrive.live.com site is intuitive and easy to manage the content store via any browser. The ability of native applications for every reasonable platform makes this product appealing.

Cons

Microsoft can't determine what it wants to do in the consumer space, and nowhere is this more apparent than with OneDrive. Much like Skype, OneDrive has a "for business" client that bears little resemblance to the consumer application. Similarly, where Microsoft once led the field with generous storage space, their bizarre decision to revoke free storage for saving pictures and reduce the "free" amount has seriously hindered the attractiveness of OneDrive as a cloud solution. While the iOS app is delightfully easy to use, and bugs can be reported simply by shaking the app, saving files to OneDrive can be challenging, especially for novice users. Similarly, Microsoft did not make enough of an effort to distinguish OneDrive from the "for Business" product, and I know many frustrated IT managers who have countless calls from employees who have saved to the personal space instead of the enterprise version. As a final note, the lack of a plug-in for Microsoft's Edge browser is surprising, and unfortunate.

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2018

MS OneDrive

OneDrive allows substantive, real-time collaboration on work using the near universal MS office suite. It's allowed me to create both quick and effective tools for myself in Excel that I can even use on my Android phone, and allowed me to manage long-term research content.

Pros

The automatic integration with Windows 10 and it's bundling with MS Office subscriptions makes this a fantastic service. Additionally, it's Android App allows for easy cross-platform use. As a Windows user, OneDrive makes collaboration incredibly easy from the generation of content on a local PC to the sharing work/files/information with others.

Cons

The automatic settings of OneDrive as a built in Windows feature might be annoying for people not used to saving via the cloud. In Windows 10 it is set as the default save-to location and requires a bit of settings work to change. Additionally, I've noticed some minor issues with the responsiveness concerning sorting or renaming files within OneDrive via Windows File Explorer. File previews in OneDrive often don't display the thumbnail preview image and the file (if an image or PDF) does not display in the preview pane of File Explorer. Additionally, when renaming files, OneDrive tends to have strange timing to it's highlighting, deleting and saving of file name often times saving a rename with only one letter typed in or otherwise making renaming files from within OneDrive difficult/annoying. You can get around this by using the OneDrive App in Windows, but if you don't have administrative rights/installation abilities then you'll have to use File Explorer.

December 2018

Jhonnathan from Fiverr

Company Size: 201-500 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

December 2018

Keep your lost files safe with OneDrive!

I sincerely owe all my files from many years ago to OneDrive. I work in the area of digital creation and it is very useful to have all our important documents such as fonts and backup images and portfolios within reach. The trade sometimes causes us to be exposed to viruses, but OneDrive is a very useful and versatile tool to protect us and optimize our work at the same time.

Pros

OneDrive offers an easy and convenient way to keep your files safe. It's important to know its functionality. The program creates a folder on your computer and everything inside this folder and will copy to your cloud, staying safe from any system failure. In the past, I had several computers that I lost due to hardware failure, but thanks to the fact that I always kept my folder updated and with the important files included in it I was able to quickly recover everything by simply installing OneDrive again and waiting for a quick update.

Another thing that I found very useful is that you can access your folder from anywhere. Being on the road and with an internet connection you can connect and download and upload files to your secure folder, this is very useful in some cases! Because it doesn't require your computer to be turned on.

Cons

As I work with many files, and in spite of being organized, due to human error some documents can be left out of OneDrive, perhaps in everyday folders. This causes any file not included in the folder created by OneDrive to be forgotten if a system crash or virus attack occurs. Files in the cloud are sectioned to prevent hidden viruses from spreading and damaging others, but if one file is attacked inside the OneDrive folder it will send this to the cloud which means we will lose the file. So containing documents, files or anything inside this folder does not guarantee its security. It only guarantees that we will be able to recover them anytime, anywhere.

October 2017

Ben from Oikon Stewardship Solutions

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

October 2017

OneDrive provides seamless cloud storage baked right in to Windows 10.

OneDrive provides large amounts of seamless, continuous cloud storage at a tremendous value. The integration OneDrive directly into Windows 10 and Microsoft Office make using the software easy and automatic.

Pros

OneDrive is cloud storage at its finest. Invisible, light, automatic. Whenever we create documents in the office, we know they are all backed up. Any time we create new media, organizing it for active and archival storage is simultaneous and uncomplicated. Just as arrange and organize files in File Explorer, OneDrive runs behind you making all the changes in the Cloud, making sure everything is up to date with the latest revisions.

But not only is OneDrive always working, but it's invisible. Unless you need it, OneDrive doesn't interrupt work. This is a game changer compared to other cloud storage platforms. Productivity remains high, with the confidence that everything is working.

Additionally, OneDrive is very light on the CPU. Even in the midst of large file syncs, we never have issues with performance bottlenecks.

Finally, OneDrive is an incredible value. Build right into the fee of Microsoft Office 365 is 1Tb of storage per account. This is more than enough for active cloud storage, and provides plenty of headroom for local and offsite archival sync scheduling.

OneDrive greatly improves team and organizational file and content management through superior and seamless user experience.

Cons

The customer support for OneDrive is adequate, but we have had a few unresolved issues that were disappointing. For example, OneDrive originally granted users unlimited storage, but Microsoft later revised this cap down to 1TB per account. While this is still sufficient for our current needs, not having to worry about storage limits was a nice comfort of the service. Also, OneDrive can, on occasion, have issues with file previewing with various types of media files. Lastly, OneDrive is most useful with Microsoft ecosystems. Other platforms may not be as smooth in user experience.

May 2018

Shane from OC Technologies

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

May 2018

Seamless computer to cloud connection and syncing that is hardly noticeable

I currently have 125,200 Tb (terabytes) with Microsoft Office 365 Enterprise and it's just amazing. To grow up with mere Kb's of space and now we're getting into Pb (petabytes) it's quite amazing.

Pros

OneDrive made connecting your computer to your private cloud storage very easy, simply download and install its small client syncing application, login to your account and tell it where you would like to place the directory (folder) and anything put inside it is synced right to your cloud storage drive and you'll never have to worry about losing your data again. It's fast and very quiet when syncing even large files without noticing it at all and has some added functions where you can change settings to suit your particular needs like data saver that will only upload when connected to a steady wifi connection or automatical photo upload (mobile app) that will upload all camera photos from your mobile device right away which is very secure, private and best of all it saves you much-needed room on your mobile devices.

Cons

I feel Microsoft did great with OneDrive, especially business and enterprise-class versions leaving me with very little room for Cons. I would have to say, a better-looking user interface design that isn't the bare minimum basics box that it currently is however it works and lastly, more features that can be controlled offline in the application, better control over other connected devices and multiple directory capabilities instead of a single directory. OneDrive currently wins as my choice for office 365, business and enterprise users.

June 2018

Joel from OneStrand

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

The best cloud storage available

I keep all my important files synced across all my devices. I can access everything I want to access whether I'm at my home computer, work computer, laptop at the coffee shop, or out and about on my phone. Perfect syncing of everything all the time.

Pros

I have tried many different cloud storage options and OneDrive is my absolute favorite. The thing I like the most is the native integration with Windows 10 on my desktop, laptop, and Windows 10 Mobile phone. It works flawlessly and completely as expected.

I appreciate that Microsoft added back the ability to keep files only in the cloud until you use them, but still be able to see them on your desktop. The indicators are clear and easy to understand. I know if a file is on my computer and on the cloud, or just on the cloud.

Syncing times are very quick, especially with a decent internet connection. I have a super fast 300 Mbps (both up and down) connection at home, so my files are synced almost instantly. They become available on my laptop and phone within seconds.

Microsoft has added additional native functionality within File Explorer for OneDrive, so I no longer need to go online to share files with other people.

Cons

The initial setup is easy, but making changes to the software is not where it should be. I would expect the settings for OneDrive to be in Windows 10 settings, but instead, you have to click on the OneDrive cloud symbol in the tray to access the settings. Once in the settings, the wording is not easy and the controls are not laid out well. The whole settings area needs to be redone to the new Windows 10 style and updated to be easier to understand.

July 2018

Stever Jose from Algeiba S.A.

Company Size: 51-200 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Collaborative work and availability of information

Availability of 24x7 information Collaborate online with the information To be able to have the information offline, apply changes and be applied to the original file after synchronization. Increase the collaboration of work teams. Always have the change history available to avoid loss of information. Saving of paper printing by being able to share files to be reviewed by other people. Share information about projects with clients without having to move them on a pendrive. Save the capacity of the email by sending an email with only the link of the shared file or not the file. this solved us in clients and suppliers that have an email solution that only allows 5mb mail entry and when sending a file of 1 gb it does not reach them, it is solved by sending the url by mail

Pros

The functionality of accessing information via Web or desktop application locally.
The change history is registered
The teamwork collaboration that allows you to edit documents online
Make changes to the offline documentation and apply the changes when connecting to the internet
The storage capacity from the lowest plan is 1 tb to unlimited in other plans.
Microsoft increases the storage capacity in base advances the market without needing to change the subscription plan.
the ability to upload and maintain files up to 15 GB
The ease with which the structure of folders and file shares are managed can be from the root or a single file inside the folder.
To be able to share information for a determined time
that you can share information with customers or suppliers that do not have OneDrive and only need a Microsoft account to identify themselves.
To be able to share information so that the external ones can access anonymously, sharing through a link or QR code (it has disadvantages of not having tracking if it is shared in edit mode)
Levels of sharing, reading or writing.
Use a single application to manage OneDrive files and Sharepoint libraries.
A new functionality that when synchronizing the OneDrive or Sharepoint libraries the files are available locally as cache but all the information is not downloaded until you use them locally (this solves the local space issue to have the information replicated)
Facilitate teamwork is a plus in favor and very important

Cons

When several people have a local library synchronized and your Internet provider fails frequently you can make the upload synchronization be affected by duplicating the information, the good thing that a second file creates, adding at the end of it the name of the computer that you synchronize.
A Collaborator with full access on a folder or file structure eliminates the documents the owner does not know until he / she accesses, I think a notification should be sent to the owner of the documentation to approve said elimination. (Although the recycling bin lasts 30 days information it would be good to make that change to notify)

March 2018

Anonymous

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

March 2018

Pretty decent backup and storage as well as file sharing

Pros

Well, I guess I've used it a lot because I am getting messages that my OneDrive account is almost full and I need to either purchase more space or get rid of some stuff. It does a good job of pulling stuff from my phone and computer and backing it up. You can create files and subfiles to organize your stuff. I have shared large files with people remotely that were too large to attach to an email document and there are security features to make sure only the person you want accessing it has access to it. I've really had no issues with it at all other than forgetting my password at one point years ago and it was a bit of a hassle getting that back. but I've been able to save things from old hard drives, such as music, purchased installation files, of course photos and documents, etc. with no problem. Until now. I have no idea what it costs to add storage space and probably my OneDrive just needs a good spring cleaning, so it's definitely an app I'll stick with. Works well with Windows 10 and you can access those files by clicking in your file directory rather than having to get online and go to a separate Cloud space and log in to access anything you have with another company. Other than the headache of forgetting my password that one time, it has worked great for me, and it's free and really does offer a pretty generous amount of room to save your stuff. I've never heard of any security breaches or issues with it at all. If you're looking for a way to keep your stuff backed up and on the Cloud, it's a good way to go.

Cons

The user interface does seem a little bit scaled down and simplistic, with not an overwhelming number of options, but then I don't really need a lot of options for what is basically an electronic storage unit. There was some hassle with forgetting my password a few years ago that was not easy to fix, but ultimately, it was. That's pretty much the only issue I've had except that I've apparently nearly filled my allotted capacity to the max and need to either clean out or upgrade to more storage. The reminder of that sliding onto my screen every time I log into my laptop is annoying, but I do see the necessity of it.

November 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

November 2018

The most straight-forward cloud storage solution for regular users (even on Mac)

Pros

- For Microsoft Office users, the collaboration features make it a no-brainer pick to use.
- It is the best cloud storage value for Office 365 subscribers, with 1TB space included.
- Additional features are consistently added, and stability is always improving.
- Straightforward backup settings (unlike competitive cloud options) so you know which files/folders are being backed up and what happens when files/folders are removed locally so you aren't constantly worrying if you're deleting all copies.
- iPhone iOS app is very well integrated and full featured and works consistently. Features are consistently added to take advantage of new iPhone capabilities.
- iPhone camera roll backup has been superior to the built-in iCloud Photos since you are able to delete photos from your phone after they are backed up without the backup also being deleted.
- OneDrive file management from website is relatively fast and easy to use for viewing your entire library of files if you don't store them all on your local device too.

Cons

- On the Mac OneDrive app, you may get frequent backup errors due to disallowed characters or spaces in file names. Tracking them down and fixing can be frustrating and time consuming.
- Confusing differences/similarities when using OneDrive and OneDrive for Business accounts on the same device. They do not function the same in how they treat and backup files.
- Adding a user to shared folders can be a little confusing on the iOS app as it seems to prefer creating a public link rather than just authorizing a login.
- The iPhone app and Mac OS app only support a single personal OneDrive account being used (an additional OneDrive Business account can be added, however)

October 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

OneDrive is Mostly Useful

Generally it has been a very good experience using OneDrive.

Pros

OneDrive is great, in general, for backing up my files and having copies in different places. I like, for example, that I can set it up so that all of my files in the cloud on my OneDrive are also downloaded locally onto my desktop and onto my laptop, so that I have at least two local copies in addition to my cloud copies. For me this is useful in the off chance that my cloud OneDrive got hacked into and changed or files deleted - I would then still have my local copies of documents, and if I am careful about it I could keep either my laptop or PC from connecting to the internet temporarily so that I could move files around and get all my files back onto my cloud OneDrive. I like that my files can automatically save as I am working on them, and it will be saving the newest version into OneDrive, and that I can turn this feature off for documents which I want to work on but not save the changes automatically.

Cons

I have both a personal and a work OneDrive account, and it is sometimes very difficult to figure out how to get both versions linked to from my PC and laptop, at times this has taken me hours to try to get set up correctly. Presently it appears to be working correctly. There have also been, at least once or twice, incidents where OneDrive had stopped downloading local copies of my files, and I hadn't realized it initially, and so had to finagle to set it up to download the files to my PC and laptop again. I am not sure why it stopped downloading the files - it seems to be working properly for many months now.

January 2019

Jeremy from The Law Offices of Valencia & Diaz, Ltd.

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

January 2019

A Lifesaver

Without a doubt, OneDrive is an essential software for my day-to-day work-life. It keeps my most complicated tasks organized and gives our whole staff the security in knowing that we have a concrete and comfortable way to work together. Furthermore, I also use OneDrive within my personal life to store files, and I appreciate the peace of mind in knowing that I have several backups of files outside of my own PC and hard drives.

Pros

Truly, Microsoft OneDrive is a key component to our success daily at the law firm where I work. It has rejuvenated some of our previous monotonous and complicated procedures, allowing us to store documents that we are constantly reviewing, and most importantly, to collaborate on them together throughout the day. It keeps us organized and gives us peace of mind, knowing that everyone is working on the most recently-updated version of a file. At this point, I do not think we could function without it, and are so pleased to have it as an included part of our Office 365 subscription.

Cons

While I appreciate that Microsoft frequently updates their software, especially online, to always offer customers the best possible experience, occasionally these constant updates will diminish our experience. From time-to-time, I have had to call Microsoft to inquire about certain documents properly updating and/or displaying for our staff members. I have been told multiple times that the updates done to Office 2019 impacted even the subscriptions to Office 365 and that I would just have to wait it out.

June 2018

Oscar Antonio from Bancrecer

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

It is a very useful application, storage in the cloud is very important in these times.

It is a very useful and easy to use application for any user, you only need a computer, tablet or mobile and internet to connect to Microsoft One Drive. It is important to point out that when uploading your files to the cloud our devices will be more liberated in terms of storage space. In this application you can organize and manage our data in an organized way by folders for easy file localization. In general it is a robust tool.

Pros

Microsoft One Drive, is a very useful online application for saving our files in the cloud, it is a tool that you can easily use from a computer, tablet or mobile, that means you will always have access to your files wherever you are, this is an advantage of this application. You can make backup copies of your files that are stored on your mobile. It is a robust tool that allows us to manage and organize our files by folder to locate them easily. In general it is a very useful tool for any user because the concentration of the data is in the cloud, this reduces or decreases the storage requirements of our computer, tablet or mobile.

Cons

What can be said about this application is that it should improve a bit in the security of the data, as well as being an application in the cloud and our files are located in remote servers it is important the privacy of the data is for them You must constantly implement security rules of entry, Also to be in line with the application, if you do not have an Internet connection you can not enter, but the minor details are this kind of problems.

August 2018

Francis from La Mar Motors, C.A

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

August 2018

A Free Way to Take Care of Your Information

For me it is simply an excellent tool, with which I can organize both my personal and professional documentation and be able to access from my home the necessary information without relying on a physical device or usb.

Pros

It is a great platform created by Microsoft, which allows you to keep your information stored in the cloud to access it quickly and efficiently from any part or device.

You can synchronize your data, photos, images, places and documents with just one synchronization or accessing your account from the internet.

It is easy to use and very practical to organize your content folders, only when you register you already have 15 GB of free storage, which you can use in the way you want as it has no limitations, if you have Office 365 account you can access to have Up to 1 Tb of storage in the cloud.

It adapts to any area, be it personal, professional, commercial or educational, thus giving great experiences allowing to send a link to share some specific information.

If you already have a Hotmail or Outlook account, it allows you to access your OneDrive container without any problem since they belong to the same Microsoft system.

The design of access and how can create folders, containers, host existing information is quite user friendly.

Cons

I really do not see any negative aspects for this application except that one of its big sales is also a disadvantage because it always depends on an internet connection.

If you upload the information from your device you can leave it on hold and when you have internet it will synchronize it automatically.

January 2019

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

4 of 5

Customer support

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

January 2019

It Works Great, Until It Doesn't

It's a typical Microsoft experience. So long as it isn't experiencing some sort of acute, unpredictable issue, it meets our needs and is a solid tool that the entire company uses on the daily. If your staff uses Apple products and need to have reliable access to create, edit, and upload files, I would stay far away.

Pros

It gives our company a pretty reliable, limitless repository of our data... so long as we're using a Windows-based machine. Off-site employees can pretty reliably be ensured that files added are immediately accessible and editable from the drive.

Cons

As I said, it's "pretty reliable" meaning it's not "always reliable." About once every 30-60 days, OneDrive will experience connectivity issues that can be easily proven to not be our internet connection. Customer support gives a blanket "we're working on it" rather than any alternative solutions that, given the frequency of the outages, should be in place. We've resorted to using DropBox during these times, but then have the added pain of re-organizing those files on OneDrive once it's back up and running. Also, I happen to be the only person in the company using OSX (because it was the only machine available and I know OSX well). Finder is absolutely worthless when it comes to OneDrive, and working from a browser is time-consumingly clunky. We've resorted to third party software to allow Finder to be able to see the drive as though it were a network folder, but even then it's **extremely** unreliable, and I've had to completely wipe and re-add the software dozens of times at this point when I work too quickly (i.e., adding a folder and then renaming it within 10-15 seconds).

December 2018

Tom from Douglas Emmett

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

December 2018

OneDrive is Aptly named. It's the only drive for sharing and saving you'll ever need.

I use OneDrive for personal use. It is a great solution for the basic to advanced user. Bravo!

Pros

I really like OneDrive. One of the reasons I like it so much is that when I logged on for the first time, I was immediately directed to a section filled with video clips which ran me through some very simple, yet helpful tutorials. I rarely look at tutorials in general, but these ones were quick, easy to follow and really helped.

I'm decent with computers. I'm not a programmer or Super-Millennial by any means. I like simple. OneDrive stores, shares and syncs all my documents, files and photos in one easy interface. I don't need 20 trillion terabits of storage. I just need enough; a good amount so I can rely on OneDrive fully for all my storage requirements. I like to travel and I have a ton of photos more than anything else.

OneDrive makes sharing a breeze. Collaboration on projects and documents even easier. I know this won't make the sales department jump for joy, but unlike most of OneDrive's competitors, unless you are storing massive documents or billions of photos, the free version is all you'll need. What a breath of fresh air. OneDrive is the only drive I'll ever need.

Cons

I have some mild issues with how Microsoft forcefully integrates all of your business but I have absolutely no issues with OneDrive at all. It's really a great piece of software.

November 2017

Cynthia from Arizona State University

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: GetApp


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Good for collaboration with Microsoft products

Pros

I primarily use OneDrive academically and for work. I find it to be reliable and very useful to edit documents online. It is convenient to access documents I have typed on my personal computer and then being able to open them up on another one whether it be a work desktop or at a library. I also enjoy being able to access OneDrive through the email service, Outlook, as when I use OneDrive I am usually using it to send a file or open a file from work. I highly recommend OneDrive especially if you need to constantly access files that are shared with you. Additionally, it is nice that photos can also be stored on OneDrive because on the rare occasion I want to share a photo with a family member, I can pull it up regardless of the computer I am on. I also appreciated how I was notified of how much storage I had left, so I could save only the most essential documents on OneDrive.

Cons

I have the free version of OneDrive and am limited to 5 GB of storage. Initially, when I first started using this it seemed like it was more than enough, but it quickly gets used up. However, there are premium options you can buy that give you more storage. It would be nice if storage options were more prevalent so I know what is available to me. It would also be nice if more storage was provided as I feel limited and use other cloud drives to carry out my work.

September 2018

Bryan from Baltimore County Public Schools

Company Size: 10,000+ employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

Excellent tool *if* staff are trained on how to operate it

Enterprise scale public sector organization with 30,000 employees spread over 100+ facilities. Most users never used OneDrive for more than the occasional use. Vast majority of documents still stored/accessed on our in-house servers. Heavy OneDrive users ran into problems sooner or later with a team member accidentally deleting the wrong file, stopping "share" permissions for other team members, etc. Summary: an excellent tool *IF* staff are routinely trained on how to operate it.

Pros

Remote storage of documents removes the need to keep an in-house data backup system. Multiple users can access/edit the same document simultaneously (no more "this document is locked for editing by xxxx" messages). Documents can be accessed by any device with a browser, you do NOT need to have office suite (Word, Excel, etc.) installed on the device you are using.

Cons

This software needs to be supported by robust/continual training. There is a learning curve when it is first given to staff. One of the flaws with having remote storage in OneDrive is that you (the company tech support/admin) can't go into OneDrive and recover accidentally deleted documents. Put another way - OneDrive grants individual users share/access permissions for their documents, which means staff are now responsible for keeping the current version of a document, not deleting (!) the source document the entire team is working on, etc. Another problem we encountered was that staff were saving private/PII information in OneDrive, which means that information is being stored off-site, which raises privacy/legal concerns.

September 2018

Maria Lenin from Dewayne Hill / Keller Williams Agent

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source


Ease-of-use

3 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

September 2018

An easy access to all your work files

Pros

What I like in OneDrive Is that you can easily access and view your saved files even if you are offline just by simply going to your computer files when using a PC. We all use Microsoft Office Applications especially at work where we need to submit reports and proposals. You can choose to save these files and documents to your OneDrive and easily share them to others by adding their email or creating a link. We also used OneDrive to collaborate at work such as access to reports and sheets that permitted users can edit and update daily. This enables our Manager to regularly track metrics and progress in just one click instead of receiving files one by one through email. With OneDrive in your PC, you can simply add files by using drag and drop, quick and easy instead on doing it in websites where uploading can take longer.

Cons

This is convenient and ideal for those who use Outlook.com for their work emails. Signing up should only be either through an outlook account or Microsoft office account. It's also best if you use Microsoft office for all your devices. However, some devices like android phones and tablets use google applications synced on all their devices. This has a larger percentage of users compared to mobile phones that have Microsoft Office as their default phone setup.

October 2018

erick from Britam

Company Size: 1,001-5,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

3 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2018

Perfect Storage Tool. Easy to Implement and Use

In general, OneDrive solves all the storage problems that firms or organizations face. Again, it is an easy to implement and use product, and this reduces the entire time spent before its use. It has a user friendly design and interface, and this improves the morale of the customer. In case of any question, the support team are always there to assist. I love OneDrive.

Pros

OneDrive is a cloud based storage platform, which any authorized user can gain its access anytime, anywhere, around the clock. It is a secure tool, where no one with malicious intent can gain the access. Again, it has a friendly user interface, where the user can customize it to fit his or her needs. The support team for OneDrive are always available, and ready to assist their customers. In fact, they take too little time to respond to any query. Lastly, it support the process of sharing of files from one place to the other. Unlike other products, OneDrive is an easy to scale and manage tool, and this limits the time that a user spend before getting astored file.

Cons

However, OneDrive is an expensive tool, where getting a premium product costs more money. In fact, it is like all the Microsoft products are expensive, but OneDrive is far much compared to other competitors. I could request the vendor to lower down this price to make it affordable for all the people or organizations which may need it.