Microsoft OneDrive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Microsoft OneDrive

Secure access, sharing & file storage

4.44/5 (8,596 reviews)

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.
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Pricing

Starting from
$5
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
Value for money
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Devices

Business size

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Markets

United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 other markets, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico

Supported languages

English, Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech and 22 other languages, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Ukrainian, Taiwanese, Thai
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Microsoft OneDrive reviews

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Features
Ease of use
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Nural Javadov

The best cloud for saving files for windows users

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-01-03
Review Source: Capterra

I am using office applications very frequently and I need to keep the files in some place that I can access them whenever I want, this tool is very useful for me. Another cool thing is that I can share the files with my friends and many people can work on one file at the same time.

Pros
This product is developed by Microsoft and it comes in Microsoft Office bundle, first times I thought it is not that much useful application. However, afterwards I have started to use office applications I saw that how useful this application is. Firstly it is integrated with Microsoft Office applications, and you can keep all your files on the drive, it also can be integrated with your email and you can share files through drive if they are not not shareable through email. Another good side of this application is that it is available on all platforms and you can use it for sharing the files between devices.

Cons
I have some concerns regarding use the application on my PC, the problem is that it always running on the background and since my laptop is a bit slower it downs the performance. When I turn of it my windows protection gives error. Rather than this, I do not have any problems with this application.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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André Leandro Santos Silva

Reliable, and very well integrated with Microsoft Suite

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 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: 7/10

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Rebecca Martin

Ideal for Collaborative Documents

Used daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed 2019-12-12
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, our experience with OneDrive has been positive and exciting. Despite a few technological difficulties when we were first getting started, we feel it is one tool that is here to stay. We use it the most for report writing, which used to consist of each researcher building out their section of the PowerPoint deck and then combining them into one file at the end. There are many problems with this, such as inconsistent formatting and design, varying voice and tone, or duplication of findings or data. This old process required a day's worth of work to combine all files into one and clean up all of the mess. With OneDrive, we still have our own sections of the report to write, but now we can work simultaneously in the same document, saving time, increasing quality, and encouraging more collaboration among the team.

Pros
My favorite OneDrive feature is its integration into the Microsoft Office suite — the ability to share and collaborate with colleagues on documents in Word, data sets in Excel, research reports in PowerPoint, and meeting notes in OneNote, has completely changed the way our research team executes a project. And when we are chatting back and forth in Microsoft Teams, we are able to share OneDrive files directly through the chat window. This suite-wide integration saves A LOT of time, and ensures our final product is the best rendition of our work — from the proposal, to the survey questionnaire, to the survey data, to the final report, we no longer worry about someone's contribution getting lost among the endless file versions that we used to circle back and forth via email until the report was complete.

Cons
My least favorite thing about OneDrive is not always knowing where the files I've shared to OneDrive "live." I have a OneDrive folder in my Mac's Finder and the OneDrive Desktop App, but often times I have to go to the OneDrive website to locate my shared files. A few colleagues have dealt with this same frustration — saving files to OneDrive is completely simple, but then where do they go? We are hoping our upcoming OneDrive training session will help alleviate this.

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Amanda van der Gulik

I Use OneDrive For My Personal Important Files Because I Know They are Safe There!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-07-21
Review Source: Capterra

I use it every morning. I love to use for keeping our family budget sheets up to day, for sharing files and creating files and that they are really easy to download to look at offline too! I'm really very impressed!

Pros
I love the fact that you have have your personal private files in the special OneDrive personal Vault, which requires extra password protection. It's great! Especially when you need a file but are not close to your regular computer or device, you can log on anywhere in the world and go through the special vault for extra incryption. I love it! And it's very generous with the files sizes too! Plus it's just so easy to use! Definitely my favourite online document storage place for sure. I particularly like using the sheets that work pretty much exactly like Excel, I love not having to learn new systems just to work online. Thank-you Microsoft!

Cons
Nothing really. I used to find it annoying if I had a shared document with my partner and we couldn't work on the files at the same time and have the system remember to do the updates, but that seems to be fixed now, so it's all good!

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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John Smith III

A great cloud drive service for those in the Microsoft ecosystem

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-07-02
Review Source: Capterra

Overall I find OneDrive to be a good solution. As with many cloud providers, the free tier leaves a lot to be desired as does the levels of space vs subscription costs.

Pros
OneDrive is generally easy to use and works on all my devices whether it is mobile or desktop. It also integrates nicely into my iOS Files application, making it a great choice as a user of Microsoft 365. The stand alone applications work great on all of my devices and allow me to have multiple accounts, both personal and work, making it available everywhere I need it.

Cons
One feature that needs improvement is the file sharing feature. It can be cumbersome to understand, especially on mobile, what the access rights are for a file or folder that I have shared. Modifying or removing these rights, as well as discontinuing sharing a file, is also very frustrating to figure out. And even though I know I have done it many times, I find myself fumbling to modify and remember just what I did before to adjust these settings.

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Likelihood to recommend: 5/10

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Microsoft OneDrive pricing

Starting from
$5
Pricing options
Free
Subscription
Free trial
View Pricing Plans

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
Reporting & Statistics
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

API (319 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (190 other apps)
Activity Tracking (141 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (188 other apps)
Chat (162 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (223 other apps)
Commenting (202 other apps)
Customizable Branding (169 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (176 other apps)
Projections (150 other apps)
Workflow Management (147 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
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Videos and tutorials

Additional information for Microsoft OneDrive

Key features of Microsoft OneDrive

  • Adapts video playback to internet speed
  • Save notebooks to OneDrive
  • Edit Office docs online simultaneously
  • Browse animated GIFs & search for text in photos
  • Online viewing for Office documents
  • Upload multimedia from mobile devices
  • Create & share folders
  • Automatic camera roll backup
  • Share online & email slide shows
  • Post to Facebook, share captions & geotags
  • Device-specific selective sync
  • Anywhere access
  • File type support
  • Mobile scanning
  • Microsoft Office online
  • Data loss prevention management
  • In-place holds
  • Real time co-authoring
  • Desktop synchronization
  • Document review
  • Document storage
  • Document tracking
  • File storage
  • File sharing
  • Permission management
  • Photo management
  • Search & discovery tools
  • Microsoft Office integration
  • Survey management
  • Secure access
  • Feedback collection
  • Export to Excel
  • Surveys & feedback
  • Device reports
  • Device access rules
  • Remote device wiping
  • Track changes, automatically save previous versions
  • Document management
  • Collaboration tools
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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.