OneDrive Pricing, Features, Reviews & Alternatives

OneDrive

Secure access, sharing & file storage

4.45/5 (9,884 reviews)

OneDrive overview

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. 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/month
Pricing options
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Devices

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Markets

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

Supported languages

English, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, German and 21 other languages, Polish, Danish, Arabic, Korean, Czech, Japanese, Chinese (Traditional), Turkish, Ukrainian, Russian, Irish, Hebrew, French, Finnish, Norwegian (Bokmal), Italian, Indonesian, Portuguese, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, Hungarian
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OneDrive user reviews

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Paul B.

Easy, safe and secure way to keep files

Used weekly for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-02-26
Review Source: Capterra

OneDrive has saved me on both crucial, personal and office scenarios. I can recommend it among the free cloud-based storage apps

Pros
OneDrive has saved me in many ways and I rank it among life saving apps I have used. One awesome part of one note is that you can set it to automatically sync all your photos whenever you're connected to WiFi. One day, my phone misbehaved after taking nice photos on a trip. I was forced to format it, erasing everything but worried about my photos, only to discover that they were all safe on OneDrive, kept and categorized nicely in a beautiful order. One other superiority of OneDrive over other cloud storages is the password protection. You don't need to worry about privacy. There is also a very good graphic and user interface for the folders and file manager. It increases your motivation to use the app. OneDrive also shows you the file extention, apart from showing you the thumbnail of your file. Most cloud storage apps don't do that. With OneDrive, you can choose files to work with offline, and it works, even without data connection. Despite all this, OneDrive has a very satisfying operation speed and everyone knows that it's hard to have an app with Excellency in both UI and speed at the same time.

Cons
Honestly, I have no problems with OneDrive. I would worry about free space but 5gb would be enough free space to a non-paying user.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Mark R.

Serious cloud system, very flixible

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-05-25
Review Source: Capterra

An excellent product from a company that understands where cloud computing is going. I syncs right up with all the microsoft office suite in terms of file compatibility and the cloud served office suite is fantastic. That's everything I need on a daily basis.

Pros
Adds a whole new level to my data protection. It is extremely full featured but easy to use and navigate. It's tied in directly to Microsoft 360 from which I and 5 other members of my household have access to 1 TB of space for each person. It has all the bells and whistles of any good cloud package and does file sharing safely and easily. It also provides a separate strong box for your files that you want an extra level of security for.

Cons
I would really like to see the addition of more functionality for teams for collaboration on projects.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Kory M.

OneDrive For Business - Works okay, can be buggy

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2017-08-15
Review Source: Capterra

Pros
Most of our end users use this product in our environment. I like the ability to synchronize SharePoint team sites / document libraries. It eliminates the need to have to open a browser to look at files that are hosted out on SharePoint. By using this App, it makes uploading / deleting / renaming files easier than having to do it through the browser as well. If you haven't used OneDrive or OneDrive For Business before, it works much like Dropbox / Google Drive, so anyone who has used either of these other products in the past will be familiar with how to use OneDrive.

Cons
Probably my two biggest complaints / cons with OneDrive are this: 1.) There are separate Apps for OneDrive / OneDrive For Business. I think one unified app would make this better, but for now, I guess we are stuck with two. The only benefit to this, at least in our environment, is that since we have an external SharePoint (hosted with Office 365) and an internal SharePoint which is hosted on premises, it is easier to have users use OneDrive for Office 365 and OneDrive For Business for our internal SharePoint. The other pain is that the software can be buggy. People will have problems with files / folders synchronizing and the error messages that pop up are very vague, most of the time, the only troubleshooting step is to stop synching the libraries and resync them. It does seem to work better now that we have upgraded to SharePoint 2016 and Windows 10 / Office 2016. If you are thinking of implementing this in your environment, be sure to read the list of acceptable file names, characters, etc. as our users have had issues because they are using unsupported characters in file names, causing synch issues.

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Imi C.

Great Product that is troubling due to constant changes.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-02-24
Review Source: Capterra

It is my go to.. I think about OneDrive as my hard drive, Love it. However, I speak for the many persons who are frustrated because they are not tech savvy.

Pros
I loved that you have all you documents synced onto your personal devices, and I USED to love the fact that there was a separation of concern regarding the shared sync tool from OneDrive and my personal OneDrive file. 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

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... Removal of the SharePoint/OneDrive sync has now left me with the newest experiment that is named the "ShortCut inside the OneDrive" these shortcuts are difficult to manage. I am used to improvement and enhancements, but when having to deal with thousand of employees that are just getting their feet wet, some changes are "UnWelcome"

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Likelihood to recommend: 8/10

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Habibah M.

Essential especially to backup work files.

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2021-05-20
Review Source: Capterra

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.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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OneDrive pricing

Starting from
$5/month
Pricing options
Free
Free trial
Subscription
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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)

Contact Microsoft for detailed pricing information.

OneDrive features

Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts/Notifications
Collaboration Tools
Data Import/Export
Document Management
Document Storage
File Sharing
Search/Filter
Third Party Integrations
Version Control

API (394 other apps)
Activity Dashboard (303 other apps)
Commenting/Notes (289 other apps)
Communication Management (298 other apps)
Content Management (340 other apps)
Customizable Branding (285 other apps)
Drag & Drop (314 other apps)
Mobile Access (308 other apps)
Task Management (316 other apps)
Workflow Management (289 other apps)

Security and privacy

Encryption

Encryption of sensitive data at rest
HTTPS for all pages

Access control

Multi-factor authentication options
This will ask you to sign in with LinkedIn

Videos and tutorials

Additional information for OneDrive

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.