OneDrive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Comparison of Alternatives

OneDrive Reviews

OneDrive

Easily store and share photos, videos, documents, and more

4.22/5 (60 reviews)
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One place for all your photos
Keep your favorite photos and videos safe, even if something happens to your device. Earn an extra 3 GB of storage when you activate camera roll backup to save photos automatically. It's easy to view them anytime, on any device.

One place for all your documents
OneDrive works with Office, so it's easy to create, edit, and share your documents.
Save your docs to OneDrive and access them on any device.

One place for all the things you share
Share files or entire folders, like photo albums, without attaching anything. Send an email with a link to only what you share and everything else in your OneDrive stays private.

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OneDrive Reviews (60)

Most positive review

 AWESOME CLOUD STORAGE

I have been using this for a couple of years now. I have tried dropbox but was not impressed. This app is VERY easy to use and manage. I have this set up as folders on my computer and also on my phone and other devices I own. The ability to be able to open things up and have them only really be ...

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Reviewed 22nd of January, 2016 by Kyle Wilson, AC

Most critical review

 Reliable, lots of features, limited storage

Limited to 1Tb storage Microsoft removed the unlimited storage option. I have been using OneDrive since it came out and was known as SkyDrive. OneDrive is reliable, fast and easy to use, however it is limited in storage options. While everybody else offers unlimited storage, Microsoft decided to ...

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Reviewed 14th of February by Anastasios Petropoulos

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Specifications

Intended Users
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Supported Countries
Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States
Supported Languages
English
Support Options
FAQs, Online Support, Phone Support

OneDrive Pricing

Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

OneDrive:

Free storage for personal files - 7 GB
Add 50 GB - $25
Add 100 GB - $50
Add 200 GB - $100

OneDrive for Business:

25 GB

$2.50 user/month with annual commitment

Purchase additional storage for $0.20 per GB

Competitors Pricing

Dokmee

Starting from: $19.95/month
Pricing model: Freemium, One-time License, Subscription
Free Trial: Available (No Credit Card required)

Bitcasa

Starting from: $99.00/year
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

Hightail

Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription

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Key Features of OneDrive

  • 7 GB free storage
  • Adapts video playback to your internet speed
  • Work seamlessly with Microsoft Office
  • Create surveys, collect responses, and export to Excel
  • PC, Mac, and web compatible
  • Save your notebooks to OneDrive
  • Edit Office docs online simultaneously
  • Browse animated GIFs and search for text in your photo
  • Online viewing for Office documents
  • Upload multimedia from mobile devices
  • Edit documents in your browser
  • Free Office Web Apps in your browser
  • Create and share folders
  • Track changes, automatically save previous versions
  • Automatic camera roll backup
  • Sync your PC/device settings
  • Share online and email slide shows
  • Save files directly from any Windows Store app
  • Post to Facebook, share captions and geotags

Benefits

Smart files

Have all your OneDrive files with you — without using all your storage or bandwidth. Choose the files you want online and offline.
Easy saving

OneDrive is part of the picker. 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.

Alternatives to OneDrive

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Adrian Dalca

Seamless file sharing

13/03/2017

Pros

Similar functionality to Dropbox, drive, etc, with fairly seamless integration in windows. Integrates well with Office products, making it very easy to use. Possible to get some promosional space.

Cons

Cost can be significant if you need more space than the default. The app is mostly good, but sometimes reconnects and takes over your screen

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Courtney Turner

Hard to sync with my PC

13/03/2017

Had a really difficult time connecting to OneDrive with my PC, and was unable to sync my laptop with the company Drive. The Help function was useless and it was going to take too long to sit on hold for customer service, so I just opted not to enable auto-sync. As a company, we ended up moving to Sharepoint instead of using OneDrive because a lot of us had trouble with the auto-sync.

Cons

Design not intuitive, help options not useful.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
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Jorge Campista

OneDrive

22/02/2017

One of the best collaborative platforms I've used, you can easily share documents with your coworkers access your information no matter where you are even if you don't have your own computer. you can even get your info on your mobile device. Excelente App

Pros

Allow other people to collaborate with your work or simple to work together on the same file. good integration with office 365 and windows. Allows you to work offline or keep all your files on the cloud without making copies to your hard drive

Cons

Expensive. Slow sometimes ask you a lot for your credentials its kind of annoying you can find this kind of software for a whole less money

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Anastasios Petropoulos

Verified Reviewer

Reliable, lots of features, limited storage

14/02/2017

I have been using OneDrive since it came out and was known as SkyDrive. OneDrive is reliable, fast and easy to use, however it is limited in storage options. While everybody else offers unlimited storage, Microsoft decided to remove the unlimited plan from OneDrive and limit everybody to a paltry 1Tb of storage. You also get access to Microsoft Office online which is a limited version of the Office suite that lets you create and do basic edits to documents and presentations.

Pros

Fast Easy to use Reliable Office online FREE

Cons

Limited to 1Tb storage Microsoft removed the unlimited storage option

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10

Recommendations to others considering OneDrive

Its better than just about any other storage provider, unless you have more than 1Tb of data.

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Natalie Gay

Good product, especially for collaboration

26/01/2017

I use OneDrive mainly for collaboration on documents. One drive makes it very easy for multiple people to work on the same document at the same time. I do like the ability Onedrive gives me to collaborate, and work on documents while I am away from the office. OneDrive is an easy platform to use. We did have a little difficulty getting access to it, but I think that because of our companies set up. Once the permissions were set up correctly, it was been easy to use. Our office has users from tech novices to tech experts. We have found that even the tech novices can use OneDrive with little or no explanation. The only drawback that we have experienced at all is that some of our excel documents have inexplicably, increased in size while we are entering data. At one point, our excel file jumped from 5.5 mg of data to 62.5 mg of data. In order to use it, we had to either download it or delete some of the newer versions and enter the data again. I do like the ability to delete all versions or pick and choose which versions of work I would like to delete. I also like the ability to edit on or offline.

Pros

The biggest proof OneDrive is the ease of use. There is really no training needed.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
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David Gay

Seamless continuity between devices

26/01/2017

OneDrive is the best solution I have found to access the files I use from any of my devices. Whether it is my desktop computer at work, the notebook at home, my iPad or smartphone, as long as I have internet access, I can get to my files. And it is the easiest solution I have found. No syncing or entering passwords once you have it set up. And sharing files is just as easy.

Pros

Seamless, easy to use, sharing, free account works for most users

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Carrie Allen

Access Everywhere

25/01/2017

I like the effortless way OneDrive updates and keeps everything in one place that can be accessed across devices. There is a minimum of 15GB storage space available, but you can buy more storage space at a very reasonable price. I was reluctant to use it at first as I was more familiar with other cloud-based solutions. However, when I needed to be able to access files in two separate locations I found out how easy it can be. I tried using a thumb drive to access files for the last minute presentation. I almost panicked when I realized the file was corrupted - until I remembered everything was also on OneDrive. I simply logged in and everything I needed was there. This is a very convenient tool that really came through when I needed it most.

Pros

Easy access, cloud-based file access, and sharing.

Cons

Accessing on multiple devices requires that you are mindful not to overwrite what you have saved from another device/location.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering OneDrive

Try it! You will be surprised how far 15GB goes when it comes to documenting storage and sharing.

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Michael Reffner

Reluctant User Initially, but now...

28/11/2016

I was reluctant to use OneDrive at first, but not now. It's great. At first, I thought it was just another cloud-based storage, but it's not. OneDrive has saved the day for me on numerous occasions. The first time I used it was when I grabbed the wrong PC - my Powerpoint presentation wasn't there, but it was on OneDrive. Wow, what a relief. My OneDrive files saved the day.

Pros

The Cloud-based Storage

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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Cody  Sanders

Great product, especially for price!

07/11/2016

I used Microsoft OneDrive both personally and professionally. You can store your files for free up to 15gb on any device (it works just as well with Mac/IOS). This is a great value for free storage. After that, it is still relatively cheap. It essentially allows you to sync all your files into one place that is visible on any device. Once concern is that I get nervous about multiple Microsoft accounts and data security; however, that is more of a personal question as to whether you trust "the cloud." This is a great product for those who want to store information that will be easily accessible by multiple individuals in an organization or for someone who is simply trying to get rid of clutter on their current devices and need a cheap alternative to some of the more sophisticated software.

Pros

Free use for up to 15 gb, syncs in live time

Cons

Not really any cons, you know what you get for a great price

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10

Recommendations to others considering OneDrive

You can give the product a try at a lower level (up to 15gb) and decide if it is right for you!

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Brian Szkarlat

OneDrive Review

04/11/2016

I briefly switched over to this platform because it was a cheaper option than what I was currently using. I found that it served my purposed of file sharing and even went above some of my expectations with the notification system. However, I was not a fan of the formatting and layout of the system.

Pros

The ease of giving access to various files to multiple people. Also, uploading large files is quick with no lag time to be viewed by other users.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
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