Microsoft OneDrive Features

Microsoft OneDrive

Secure access, sharing & file storage

4.44/5 (8,821 reviews)

Microsoft OneDrive Feature Summary

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

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Microsoft OneDrive Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft OneDrive's features:

Winnie Luk

Allows for team collaboration for users in remote offices!

2017-08-08

Allows my team to collaborate from remote offices.

Pros

Reduces clutter and redundancy of parties saving multiple copies of same document.

Cons

It would be helpful to have a notification feature to learn when a user has made an update.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelvin Rodrick

OneDrive

2019-01-24

It one tool that has a friendly user interface, easy to use and great in document management.

Pros

It also allow us to quickly and comfortably share files to our coworkers making them access the files in real time.

Cons

The real time collaborative editing feature is not as good as that of competitors.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Aruna Vinodhini

Ease on the go

2020-06-26

Even larger sized documents can be shared.

Pros

-Remote Access and File sharing concept - Integrated with Office 365 - drag and drop facilty of folders and autosync

Cons

. - user interface could be improved.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Jane Reed

An affordable and user friendly cloud service for sharing files

2019-08-11

It has an access control and permission management feature too.

Pros

It has an amazing version control feature.

Cons

Its integrations into other operating systems, e.g.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Denis dos Reis

Very good for Office 365 users

2019-04-23

Pros

Windows 10 automatically synchronizes the documents folder with OneDrive.

Cons

The online management don't integrate third-party plugins for direct visualization and modification of unsupported file formats.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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vijay dhanakodi

One Drive !One world!

2018-08-16

It's awesome. But still expecting lots more features.

Pros

It's has a pleasing user interface. Security for enterprise usage.

Cons

Syncing Issues lack of enterprise document management features.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nuwan Jayawardhana

One of the best file hosting service and synchronization service

2018-11-13

It is easy to integrate, and real time collaboration

Pros

Access files easily from anywhere Has a friendly interface Easy to access through the mobile application

Cons

No chrome OS support No offline sync Issues of loading documents on web client

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Daniel Scott

OneDrive Review

2019-05-27

Provided quality and affordable cloud file management.

Pros

Intuitive interface for easy file management.

Cons

There are a few features that weren't so easy to do, but they aren't core functionality so not a huge issue.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Austin Riddle

Great collaboration platform and ability to edit files anywhere

2018-02-12

Pros

I really like how the MS Word integrations for collaboration indicate where your colleagues are working and incoming changes.

Cons

The online interface for file management is a little clunky.

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Management Consulting company, 1001-5000 employees)

OneDrive = OnlyDrive

2018-08-13

Pros

One feature that stands out from other cloud storage competitors, is OneDrive's collaborative office documenting editing, which allows users to edit documents through their browser without ever downloading a copy to their desktop.

Cons

You cannot integrate third-party apps with OneDrive.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Victor Rondón

A great and reliable tool to access your work anytime from any device.

2018-03-20

This tool has allowed me to establish a teamwork remotely, facilitating the development of work without interfering with other activities. its recognition and compatibility with other programs has facilitated its introduction in many devices, becoming an indispensable tool nowadays.

Pros

You can access your documents from any device with internet access.

Cons

The file storage has a limited capacity.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Gareth Meney

We use OneDrive as cloud storage for some of our files.

2018-03-14

Cloud based file management

Pros

Reasonably priced - comes bundled with our Office365 and Outlook account A decent amount of storage for our needs Decent android app Office Online integration

Cons

Does not support long path/filenames Pretty awful interface Zero customer support Feedback has to be provided via UserVoice which is just a dumping ground for customer comments to be ignored Lots of little improvements could make the world of difference, instead it feels like a death by a thousand papercuts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Arun Kumar A

Ease of storing files

2019-06-28

User-friendly and safe to access

Pros

Close collaboration with Office use. 4.

Cons

Uploading file with lager size takes time.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kelsey Mandrin

Functional but Limited

2018-11-21

Perfect for collaboration and file sharing quickly and easily.

Pros

The linking of OneDrive to Microsoft Office suite makes collaborating on uploaded documents incredibly simple.

Cons

For mobile OneDrive users, this can be especially limiting because folders automatically download in .zip format from OneDrive.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Nicky Dominguez

OneDrive Review

2019-11-06

Overall I've had a very good experience with it, and have fulfill all my needs so far

Pros

Free Storage Collaboration with Office Suit Easy to organize

Cons

Document management can be a pain Encryption is not as powerful as other solutions

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

OneDrive allows me to access shared files quickly

2018-03-30

Shared document access

Pros

Browser tools for setting folder access by user or group.

Cons

single signon can get hung up sometimes. Permissions management can be accessed multiple ways, some are less useful than others.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Dave Becker

Alternative to Box, with fewer features

2018-06-26

We get a terabyte of cloud storage with OneDrive, which is a lot of space.

Pros

OneDrive is pretty easy to use for storing files. Drag and drop the file into a folder and you're done.

Cons

If you're looking for a file named "Marketing Projections 2018" you can't search for it by typing "projections" into the search bar.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Rod Rawls

Great place to store and share data

2018-04-10

Easy access, simple to use.

Pros

It's easy to use, the interface is clean and simple.

Cons

It takes a little getting used to since the file management interface is web based, but there's not really much I don't like about this tool

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Osama Waheed

Finding the best Cloud Storage

2018-10-16

In some cases storage capabilities might not be enough.

Pros

Microsoft OneDrive allows a user to access files form anywhere.

Cons

OneDrive for business also lacks integration of third party apps as compared to OneDrive for personal use.

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
Source: Capterra
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Karen Wahome

OneDrive Reviewed.

2019-05-30

OneDrive is a tool that we have used as one of our document management tools.It has helped us to share information, collaborate among the coworkers and store files.

Pros

1.Cloud storage.OneDrive provides us with a cloud storage where we are able to store all types of files.More to that if is a cloud product making access of files easier, what you need is just internet connection and you will be good to go. 2.Sharing.I can easily share files with my teammates thus allowing them to get information at real time. 3.Automatic synchronization.One can automatically synch all the folder across all devices .This help one on accessing the file a with any of the devices connected to you one drive account.

Cons

I hate that at times the backup system of the tool fails at time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Justin Bergman

OneDrive is a great way to maintain your data while allowing for outside contribution

2019-06-13

Workflows are greatly improved with OneDrive, and collaborating on documents is much easier - especially RFx activities with multiple groups of contributors that may be working on the document at the same time.

Pros

At an enterprise level, each user can manage their own OneDrive, including various permissions on files.

Cons

We have also had a few issues writing to the drive on occasion, but I believe that had more to do with local server access or ISP issues.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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maggie maina

Reliable with cloud storage of files and documents

2020-06-22

Its cost effective software and reliable with content management. Its have a brilliant and smart features with file management.

Pros

Access with mobile and desktop makes it very convinient.

Cons

Reliable with access of files and documents from anywhere

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 51-200 employees)

Store and collaborate with OneDrive

2019-05-15

Pros

This feature makes it easy to save to OneDrive as I just drop files into it like any ordinary folder.

Cons

It seems that for collaboration, there are other tools such as project management software which are more conducive to a collaborative environment.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle Watkins

Micorsoft OneDrive

2018-09-20

Put the files in one place, access them anywhere.

Pros

Ease of Use, Graphic Interface-Drag and Drop, Integrated Software Running in Tray

Cons

Servers are sometimes unavailable, leaving you without your documents for a time.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Accounting company, 51-200 employees)

One Drive review

2019-12-06

Overall, OneDrive makes our work organization and collaboration better and it provides an easy way to share files and make sure everybody is on track.

Pros

What I like the most about OneDrive is its collaboration with Microsoft Office apps such as powerpoint and word as compared to its competitor such as Dropbox or Google drive.

Cons

The only thing I do not like about OneDrive is it does not support third-party sharing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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