Average Ratings3,373 reviews
- Overall 4.5 / 5
- Ease of Use 4.5 / 5
- Customer Service 4 / 5
- Features 4 / 5
- Value for Money 4 / 5
- Free Version No
- Free Trial No
Cloud, SaaS, Web
- Founded 1975
Web-based file sharing software that allows you to access and share files and photos on PC, Mac, Android, and iOS.
OneDrive Most Helpful Reviews
Reviewed on 11/2/2018
The most straight-forward cloud storage solution for regular users (even on Mac)
- 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.
- 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)
Reviewed on 10/27/2018
Comments: 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.