Microsoft OneDrive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

Microsoft OneDrive

Secure access, sharing & file storage

4.39/5 (4,719 reviews)

Microsoft OneDrive overview

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.


Pricing options
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Business size



United States, Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada and 9 other markets, China, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America, Mexico, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom

Supported languages

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

Value for money
Ease of use
Customer support
Jhonnathan Magallanes Barrios

Keep your lost files safe with OneDrive!

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-12-21
Review Source: Capterra

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. 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.

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

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-11-02
Review Source: GetApp

- 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.

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MS OneDrive

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-10-27
Review Source: Capterra

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. 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.

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Steve Burdette

A formidable cloud-storage solution for the a price

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-08
Review Source: Capterra

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. 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 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.

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Nathan Roberts

Perfect Cloud Storage

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2018-09-06
Review Source: Capterra

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.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).

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Microsoft OneDrive pricing

Pricing options
Free trial
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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)

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Microsoft OneDrive features

Access Control
Collaboration Tools
Document Storage
File Management
Permission Management
Search Functionality
Third Party Integration

API (192 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (92 other apps)
Activity Tracking (84 other apps)
Automatic Notifications (119 other apps)
Chat (110 other apps)
Collaborative Workspace (140 other apps)
Commenting (132 other apps)
Communication Management (85 other apps)
Customizable Branding (94 other apps)
Drag & Drop Interface (109 other apps)
Instant Messaging (82 other apps)
Projections (112 other apps)
SSL Security (106 other apps)

Category Leaders ranking


#3 in Document Management

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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
  • Document management
  • Document storage
  • File storage
  • Microsoft Office integration
  • Surveys & feedback
  • Survey management
  • Export to Excel
  • Feedback collection
  • Search & discovery tools
  • Track changes, automatically save previous versions
  • Desktop synchronization
  • File sharing
  • Device access rules
  • Permission management
  • Device-specific selective sync
  • Anywhere access
  • File type support
  • Mobile scanning
  • Microsoft Office online
  • Data loss prevention management
  • In-place holds
  • Collaboration tools
  • Real time co-authoring
  • Secure access
  • Device reports
  • Remote device wiping
  • Photo management
  • Document review
  • Document tracking
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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.