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OneDrive Pricing, Features, Reviews and Alternatives

OneDrive product overview

Price starts from

5

Per month

Per Feature

What is 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. Offering a 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.

Key benefits of using OneDrive

  • 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.
  • Typical customers

    Freelancers
    Small businesses
    Mid size businesses
    Large enterprises

    Platforms supported

    Web
    Android
    iPhone/iPad

    Support options

    FAQs/Forum
    Knowledge Base
    Email/Help Desk
    Phone Support

    Training options

    Videos

    OneDrive pricing information

    Value for money

    4.4

    /5

    10.5K

    Starting from

    5

    Per month

    Per Feature

    Pricing options

    Free plan
    Subscription
    Free trial
    Pricing range

    Value for money contenders

    OneDrive features

    Functionality

    4.3

    /5

    10.5K

    Total features

    31

    9 categories

    Most valued features by users

    Collaboration Tools
    Access Controls/Permissions
    Document Management
    Alerts/Notifications
    Third Party Integrations
    Search/Filter
    Document Storage
    File Sharing

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    OneDrive users reviews

    Overall Rating

    4.5

    /5

    10.5K

    Positive reviews

    Rating breakdown
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8.35/10
    Rating distribution

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    2

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    897

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    Pros
    Quick synching and the ability to organise folders and sub-folders is great. Overall, a decent program and certainly useful for small businesses such as myself.

    AB

    ANTHONY B.

    What I like best about this software is its ease of use and integration with Microsoft products and services.

    MW

    Matt W.

    This allow my team members files to be in its own "space" and this was a good thing. This was what I liked about the OneDrive but.
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    Imi C.

    Cons
    OneDrive has changed in 2021 and this change has brought about headache for all. No syncing because the OneDrive is locked and awaiting action by users who has no idea as to what is wrong.
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    Imi C.

    Where do I begin, it constant instability, it is very hard to use use, sharing process and access permission are coming from hell and the version control is simply sadistic.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    The most problem I have as a user is the sync problem, sometimes it gets stuck and you have to restart your computer.

    AR

    Anonymous Reviewer

    Overall rating contenders

    Overall Rating

    Well integrated Document Sharing; Lacks Polish

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Andrew P.: Hi, I'm Andrew. I'm a pastor. I'm reviewing OneDrive. I give it three out of five stars. And...

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    Chris S.

    Lead System Engineer

    Higher Education, 1,001-5,000 employees

    Review source

    Overall Rating

    Easy to use and Functional Cloud File Storage

    Reviewed a year ago

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    Chris: Hi, my name is Chris. I'm a lead system engineer, and I give OneDrive a four out of five rating....

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    Onedrive is great tool for larger company

    Reviewed 2 months ago

    Great experience using one drive for almost 4 years for my official use

    Pros

    If you running a large company and you want to secure your important file or document in a high-level secure server where no one can access your file without your permission. Then you can use Onedrive because you use this as a file storage place or collaboration place as well. We can easily work on the same file with hundreds of people, We don't need to worry about any duplicate file creation inside the one drive. My data is stored on the Microsoft server means I can easily switch between multiple systems. But my data is on a server that I can easily access from any system. last but not least we can easily control the file opening permission or who can edit one of my file. that we can easily manage with the Onedrive

    Cons

    No cons from my side. I just love this software

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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    The quality-price cloud service

    Reviewed a month ago

    The overall experience of having OneDrive is quite pleasant as you have that feeling that your files are safe and that if you have Office on your devices, you can practically review your documents anywhere because you can download them as well. I feel that it is the best value for money in the cloud services market. Being still a student and that my university gives me this type of service, it is great because the collaborative work it provides is excellent and very effective with real-time and synchronization. Very satisfied with this service.

    Pros

    With the easy handling of the different menus, the user-friendly OneDrive is essential for everyone who needs to store their documents, photos, unique information, etc. It can be said that it is suitable for those who need to store heavy files since, with the main plan that is given, the 1 TB is practically enough for anyone who only needs to keep the essentials. Now of course there are more expensive plans, but eventually, these bring more space. Comparing other services, I would say that it is the one that gives you more benefits since you not only have cloud service, you have the whole Office package and unlike the competition, sometimes they only give you the cloud service and even more expensive.

    Cons

    Its little free storage is 5 GB, which is understandable since the user is given this space when creating a Microsoft account, but unlike its strongest competitors, I would say, OneDrive falls quite short.

    Overall Rating
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    • Ease of use
    • Features
    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend6/10

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    Reviewed 2 months ago

    The experience was extremely neutral, I would use One Drive if my back was against the wall but that's about it.

    Pros

    I liked how I could directly saved my word, excel, powerpoint and other types of document directly in the could storage. I used it a lot during my Master's Degree in the UK because it was included for all students of the school. It was easy to work and the one drive platform was allowing me to download my research paper on every computer in the school using my school login. Great addition for students.

    Cons

    It's not as user friendly as Google Drive. Felt like something was missing from my overall experience, like I could not fully optimize the platform's potential. I found it difficult to download to other platforms and people are not as wiling to download One Drive compare to Google Drive for some reason.

    Overall Rating
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    • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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    cross-platform syncing and data loss prevention allow researchers to operate more efficiently.

    Reviewed a month ago

    Excellent Cloud storage options, as well as Windows and Mac compatibility, make it easier for research teams to collaborate.

    Pros

    I can now work on, save, and distribute a large amount of data because I have a maximum of 1TB storage space that I can use for an inexpensive charge. I can access my files from anywhere because they are stored in the cloud. OneDrive for Business allows users to update, share, and collaborate on a single file version. OneDrive gives me access to Microsoft Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, and others, as well as Advanced Applications and robust multi-factor authentication protection.

    Cons

    To give users with offline access, it must employ a desktop program. The maximum file size that can be uploaded or synced to OneDrive is 100 GB per file (not total storage). No thumbnails or PDF previews are provided for photographs and files larger than 100 MB. The OneDrive sync app only works with user profiles that can write to OneDrive application directories.

    Overall Rating
    • Value for money
    • Ease of use
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    • Customer support
    • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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    Key for modern businesses

    Reviewed a month ago

    Overall, I haven’t had any issues with OneDrive working or its functionality. It does exactly what it’s advertised to do, and it does it well.

    Pros

    OneDrive has a lot of functions that are useful to business purposes. It is a great way to collaborate with teammates as well as sharing vital information with them. You are able to access your documents wherever you are, whenever you need them. It is also highly integrated with other Microsoft products seamlessly.

    Cons

    I don’t like the fact that I am constantly getting alerted to different OneDrive related things throughout the day. It seems like there are always updates or some thing goes wrong. And while insecrating with other products is a selling point, it also made the organization forced into purchasing the rest of the Microsoft suite in order to get the full potential out of OneDrive.

    OneDrive FAQs and common questions

    Q. What type of pricing plans does OneDrive offer?

    OneDrive has the following pricing plans:
    Starting from: $5.00/month
    Pricing model: Free, Subscription
    Free Trial: Available


    Q. Who are the typical users of OneDrive?

    OneDrive has the following typical customers:
    Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business


    Q. What languages does OneDrive support?

    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 (Bokmal), Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian


    Q. Does OneDrive support mobile devices?

    OneDrive supports the following devices:
    Android, iPad, iPhone


    Q. Does OneDrive offer an API?

    No, OneDrive does not have an API available.


    Q. What other apps does OneDrive integrate with?

    OneDrive integrates with the following applications:
    Microsoft 365


    Q. What level of support does OneDrive offer?

    OneDrive offers the following support options:
    FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Email/Help Desk, Phone Support

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