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Overview

OneDrive is a secure access, sharing & file storage solution which enables users to store & share photos, videos, documents,...

iCloud from Apple is a secure cloud storage solution for storing multiple types of content online, and across all your devices....

  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials
  • Platforms supported
  • Web-based
  • iPhone app
  • Android app
  • Windows Phone app
  • Typical customers
  • Freelancers
  • Small businesses
  • Mid size businesses
  • Large enterprises
  • Customer support
  • Phone
  • Online
  • Knowledge base
  • Video tutorials

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Pricing

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$5
  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based
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Free
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  • Free trial available
  • No credit card required
  • Free account
  • Subscription based

User reviews

5

4

3

2

1

5,613

3,036

851

160

38

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
95%
would recommend this app

5

4

3

2

1

130

52

20

4

1

  • Value for money
  • Ease of use
  • Features
  • Customer support
94%
would recommend this app

Pros

It's perfectly integrated in the Office Suite and allows sharing files with colleagues within seconds. Perfect even for organizing a shared folder of protocols and the like.
Sharing files with other people is also very easy and simple, and you can create a multi-person file sharing quickly. Certainly what I liked best about Onedrive was its ease of use.
I like the ability to share with others even if they are not owners of the product. I also like the ability to store documents for quick retrieval no matter where I am.

Pros

Ease of use is rather intuitive and above all one of the important elements is that you can find your files, photos, etc. directly on your other Apple products. It's a superb solution on that side.
This is a great example of how iOS users are so loyal to their Apple devices. ICloud works great and ensures your entire house is synced up and really makes life a lot easier.
I really love the simplisity and the integrations that icloud provides. If you have an iphone, mac or any other apple product or several - icloud is a best cloud solution for you.

Cons

I must admit I was reluctant at first because I am a Type A control freak and someone else doing the driving made me nervous about the mistakes and headaches.
I have had problems with some files on certain devices or when there is slow connection to the internet, you can download the defective file and you have to repeat the process.
It's not the prettiest website but it's functional. Sometimes I get lost in the interface since there isn't a lot of drag and drop.

Cons

I hate that I can't edit documents in the cloud, the UI is confusing, especially when trying to share your data with the family members on your plan.
You will experience non-stop synching issues once you get a large iCloud drive or photos library, and since it is designed to "just work" there are no controls or settings to stop it.
It get's pricey on the higher spectrum of storage requirements and given all the competitors it is hard to justify paying that much.
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Key features

  • Total features18
  • Access Control
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Feedback Collection
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Permission Management
  • Remote Access
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality
  • Survey Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integration
  • Version Control
  • Total featuresN/A
  • Access Control
  • Collaboration Tools
  • Data Import/Export
  • Data Synchronization
  • Document Management
  • Document Review
  • Document Storage
  • Feedback Collection
  • File Management
  • File Transfer
  • Permission Management
  • Remote Access
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Search Functionality
  • Survey Management
  • Surveys & Feedback
  • Third Party Integration
  • Version Control

Integrations

  • Total integrations315
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk
  • Total integrations38
  • Box
  • Dropbox Business
  • GitHub
  • Gmail
  • Google Calendar
  • Google Drive
  • Google Workspace
  • Jira
  • Microsoft 365
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Salesforce Sales Cloud
  • SharePoint
  • Slack
  • Trello
  • Twitter
  • Zapier
  • Zendesk

Security

  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation
  • Encryption of sensitive data at rest
  • HTTPS for all pages (web-based apps)
  • Reports/alerts for security breaches
  • Multifactor authentication options
  • Customer data removed upon service cancellation

User reviews that mention these apps

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend5/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Used to Use

Reviewed a year ago

I’m not sure I would necessarily recommend OneDrive over iCloud.

Pros

I used to use OneDrive for my work documents, but it really isn’t much different from iCloud and didn’t seem to offer any unique benefits.

Cons

There isn’t anything per se wrong with this software. It’s just that it’s not really unique nor does it offer much that’s better than iCloud.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

OneDrive for university student

Reviewed 9 months ago

Overall the application is quite useful and I recommend any one who need ICloud facility on Windows,Try on Microsoft OneDrive.It will serve you very well as ICloud on Apple computers.

Pros

Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage service which provided by Microsoft to any user who has Microsoft email account.As a ICloud for Mac,I was needed a cloud storage to my Windows PC.I was needed a cloud storage which can automatically upload my studding documents to a cloud storage and giving the accessibility to my documents by from any device which I use.Because I can not carry my desktop computer...

Cons

I like OneDrive so much because its service is speechless as a windows user.But my main cloud storage is Google Drive because it supply me much more services than OneDrive.The all services which provided by Google like Gmail, GoogleDocs are interconnected with my GoogleDrive there for it is much easier and useful to use as my main cloud storage.I do not use other services which provide by windows...

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Convenient and professional

Reviewed 2 years ago

I use Microsoft One Drive daily to create and save documents, spreadsheets, and presentations.

Pros

Microsoft One Drive works flawlessly accross multiple devices and the web for me. I love that it auto saves and syncs accross all devices instantaneously.

Cons

I wish it integrated with iCloud from Apple.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend3/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Yet another cloud drive, but limited on Apple products

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Simple, easy cloud storage for almost anything

Cons

Lacking integration with core Apple components like iCloud Drive.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Great for storage

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

Availability on multiple platforms, fairly seamless transfer

Cons

Does not do as much as iCloud on the Mac

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Best software to transfer and save files

Reviewed a year ago

Even better that icloud storage, easier to use and safe way to store as well!

Pros

Storage space is incredible, can store photos, files, music or any data one needs to store. Even though its online cloud store its very useful.

Cons

There is a limit on how much one can store on their onedrive cloud. This makes it harder for one to store multiple size files

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

The way to go for easy data access!

Reviewed 2 years ago

Overall, a very convenient storage solution for us . We migrated from iCloud to go with OneDrive.

Pros

The amount of free storage available with the software. I moved away from iCloud after using it.

Cons

I had some privacy concerns with the software, but ultimately this was resolved by talking to a rep.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

A great Google Drive alternative

Reviewed 2 years ago

Extremely good alternative in case you don't like to use Drop box, box, iCloud or Google Drive

Pros

How easy it is to utilize and to set up inside a Windows Environment. You just sign it with your Microsoft Account and your files appear in the OneDrive folder that can be accessed from Explorer or the sidebar. You can also set up how and what files to sync in case your computer is running low on storage. So far I've not noticed that once it's syncing file it takes a lot of your network bandwidth and still, it manages to upload the files or sync them quite quickly and painlessly. You can also view your files in other systems, phones or even on your browser if you need access to them. The pricing is in line with what you'd expect but if you got an office subscription, you get the best deal there!

Cons

Wish it was more flexible with the file formats it recognized and that there were ways to edit files offline in the browser like google docs and so on.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend8/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Cloud alternative

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

OneDrive is a great alternative to Google Drive and ICloud, It works very well with Windows IOS.

Cons

OneDrive doesn't offer as much free storage as many of the other clouds.

Overall Rating
  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Share with ease

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

I've used all sorts of file sharing sites: Box, DropBox, Google Drive, Amazon Drive, iCloud, and also OneDrive. I've now stuck with OneDrive and iCloud depending on the use. I use OneDrive for work and it serves it's purpose well. It's easy to share files with your team as well as those outside your team. Files upload quickly and you can access them from essentially any device. OneDrive offers more storage than iCloud so that's a bonus as well.

Cons

I think they could make the interface a little nicer by adding some quick buttons. For instance, to share you have to click a dropdown menu where it seems like it would be nice to have a button for easier access.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Google is the driving force

Reviewed 2 years ago

My overall experience with One Drive is that I love it. For Android users this is similar to Icloud.

Pros

I have been a huge supporter of google for many years, I have had several accounts along with software and other various apps I use with google. Google drive comes in handy so much because I can easily access all sorts of documents and images at my fingertips and I don't have to worry about backing my photos or data manually.

Cons

I have used Google drive for about 7 years now and I could not find any faults. I will say that at a certain extent in time, images that you have will eventually wipe themselves away if they are too old.

Overall Rating
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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Great for windows

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

OneDrive makes it quite easy to transfer files from different users and computers. It was pretty simple to set up.

Cons

It doesn't have the feel and looks​ on windows like Icloud drive does on a Mac.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Excellent iCloud Alternative

Reviewed a year ago

Excellent tool that’s an important and integral part of my work flow.

Pros

This is an excellent alternative to iCloud. I love how easily it integrates on all my devices whether windows or iOS.

Cons

The visual UI could be a bit more polished but honestly it’s very useable as is. Aesthetic isn’t as important as function.

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  • Likelihood to recommend9/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Great cloud based storage!

Reviewed 2 years ago
Pros

OneDrive is a great solution for cloud based storage. l prefer OneDrive over Icloud, since I have a lot of microsoft products.

Cons

The application can be improved quite a bit, i prefer the web-based platform.

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Microsoft OneDrive

Another online backup option!

Reviewed 3 years ago

Loathe paying for online storage especially when it's less expensive to buy an external hard drive to backup manually.

Pros

Online backup medium very similar to Dropbox or Google Drive. Better for Non-iPhone users. Basic account offers slightly more storage than Google/iCloud.

Cons

Not worth the money to upgrade the storage when some websites provide decent storage. Heavy users may like the storage esp. non-iPhone users. Must download app to use the service.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Linked Devices

Reviewed 10 months ago

i think it's a simple product that does what it needs to do,

Pros

Onedrive, kind of like icloud, stores information between devices and helps incase you lose your phone or computer you can still retrieve your data

Cons

i don't have any cons, i do wish i could utilize it more but i have an iphone.

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  • Likelihood to recommend10/10

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Microsoft OneDrive

Storage made easy

Reviewed 5 months ago

Makes finding documents and files very easy to find, since everything in one app. The security of the app is great as well.

Pros

OneDrive comes with a package from my school and it is amazing to have every document saved to one place.

Cons

I personally don’t have anything to say negatively about this software. Its very self explanatory and a smooth transition from iCloud.

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  • Ease of use
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  • Likelihood to recommend7/10

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