About OneDrive

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 simple 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.
OneDrive Software - OneDrive file storage
OneDrive Software - OneDrive personal vault
OneDrive Software - OneDrive web and mobile interfaces
OneDrive Software - OneDrive photo albums
OneDrive Software - OneDrive desktop storage backup
OneDrive Software - OneDrive photo viewer
OneDrive video
OneDrive Software - OneDrive file storage - thumbnail
OneDrive Software - OneDrive personal vault - thumbnail
OneDrive Software - OneDrive web and mobile interfaces - thumbnail
OneDrive Software - OneDrive photo albums - thumbnail
OneDrive Software - OneDrive desktop storage backup - thumbnail

OneDrive pricing

OneDrive has a free version and offers a free trial. OneDrive paid version starts at US$1.99/month.

Starting Price:
US$1.99/month
Free Version:
Yes
Free trial:
Yes

Alternatives to OneDrive

OneDrive Reviews

Feature rating

Value for Money
4.4
Functionality
4.4
Ease of Use
4.4
Customer Support
4.2
5 reviews of 11,943 View all reviews
Habibah
Habibah
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
4

5
Reviewed on 20/05/2021

Essential especially to backup work files.

My Microsoft 365 account included OneDrive, which was an excellent complement to the other software. To enter my files, I don't need to signed in to another service. It allows me to view my files from either computer or a smart device at any time at a low cost. The file structure is close to that of most personal computers, and it makes it simple for me to handle files, whether I'm copying, transferring, or changing their names. Even my massive drawing files open quickly and easily, allowing me to operate on quickly.

Pros

OneDrive allows me to keep files on the cloud and retrieve them from whatever device, even when I'm not at the workplace. This comes in handy when I need to share files from my smartphone on social media, particularly on pages that are only available on mobile devices. I have a powerful CPU with plenty of storage, but I often build massive illustration and digital images that would start filling it if I do not have backup storage.

Cons

It's nice to have my files with me everywhere I go, but each time I open a file, a copy is saved on my laptop. Until I uninstall it, this will gradually take up precious storage space. I didn't know it until my CPU was clogged with redundant files that took up a lot of bandwidth. It took me some time to find a way out how to safely clear the storage space.

Jason
  • Industry: Management Consulting
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
4
Ease of Use
4
Customer Support
3

4
Reviewed on 19/02/2024

OneDrive works great

Pros

OneDrive works well for efficient work flow between multiple devices and locations.

Cons

OneDrive secure file sharing is difficult.

Tom
  • Industry: Retail
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
5
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
5

5
Reviewed on 24/03/2024

Excellent built-in solution for O365/Windows users

Pros

With OneDrive, you can toss all your files, pics, and vids up in the cloud. No need to worry about running out of space on your devices, and you can access your stuff from anywhere with internet.

If you're into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, OneDrive plays nicely with them. You can edit and collaborate on your docs straight from the cloud, which is super handy for group projects or just sharing stuff with friends. Make a change to a file on your laptop? No worries, OneDrive syncs it up across all your devices automatically. So, you're always working with the latest version, whether you're on your phone, tablet, or computer.
OneDrive makes it easy to share files or folders with others. You can work on stuff together in real-time, which is awesome for team projects or when you're brainstorming with friends. Your files are safe with OneDrive. They've got all sorts of security measures in place, like encryption and multi-factor authentication. Plus, they back up your stuff regularly, so you can breathe easy knowing your important files are protected.

Cons

One drawback of using OneDrive is that the free storage limit can be relatively small compared to other cloud storage services. While it offers a decent amount of free space, users may find themselves needing to upgrade to a paid plan if they have a large amount of data to store. This could be a downside for those who are looking for extensive storage options without wanting to pay for additional space.

Kellie
  • Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
  • Company size: Self Employed
  • Used Weekly for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
3
Features
2
Ease of Use
2
Customer Support
4

3
Reviewed on 23/03/2024

OneDrive not for me

I have used Onedrive with work and a nonprofit I work for. I am happy that the schools I work for use Google so I do not have to use OneDrive.

Pros

That is syncs with Microsoft Excel and Word

Cons

Files are hard to find and access through the home base.

Kyle
  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
  • Review Source
Value for Money
4
Features
5
Ease of Use
5
Customer Support
0

5
Reviewed on 30/01/2024

One drive - Day to day

Fantastic bit of software, one that i will always be using or even pushing for.

Pros

Everything is synced across all my devices just by logging in. The 2fa security is great bonus for peace of mind an security.
I have deployed One Drive to some of my supported businesses as more and more we find the Hybrid work role becoming popular. For them/us to be able to access our documents on and off site is critical, One drive lets us do this with ease.

Cons

Sometimes we get duplicate items on the desktop, especially when Edge is syncing.

Alternatives Considered

Google Drive

Reasons for Switching to OneDrive

The ability to sync everything such as Edge, emails, storage and content all under one email address

Related categories