OneDrive Features

OneDrive

Secure access, sharing & file storage

4.36/5 (2,750 reviews)

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
  • 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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OneDrive Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about 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
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

6/10
Source: Capterra
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Jayant Kulkarni

OneDrive

2018-09-05

It is very useful we can save up to 5TB of data so we are using to upload over data and because of it we have no issue of storage file sharing is easy so i can share any file to any one which is very beneficial

Pros

Good File storage up to 5TB File sharing Synchronization with local computer Security full integration with AD or Azure AD, and other sophisticated business add-ons.

Cons

Limited document size support Lack of third-party app integrations.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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

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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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Jason Stallings

Sharing content inside or out of the company is so easy.

2017-09-12

Easy file management and data security.

Pros

The file storage and sharing is made so easy.

Cons

For basic users the selective sync can be hard to figure out. This would consume HDD space. There can be issues configuring the oneDrive and oneDrive for business on the same machine. The rules and config can get confused on occasion.

Rating breakdown

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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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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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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

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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.

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Michal Lusk

I love the ease of dragging files and folders into OneDrive for cloud storage.

2017-06-27

1. Data security 2. Data storage 3.

Pros

OneDrive lets me upload files to the cloud simply by dragging and dropping and syncing with my workstation.

Cons

With very large files or folders, it may take some time to sync my workstation with OneDrive.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Emmanuel Acosta

OneDrive is the best cloud storage platform hands down!

2018-09-05

Having access from my phone, my ipad and any computer makes it so easy to work on and share content to my friends and family. The mobile interface is also very easy to use and gives most of the functionality needed to view, edit and share files.

Pros

There are several other options for cloud storage, but they usually require some 3rd party tool to be installed and do not have the same level accessibility within Windows Explorer.

Cons

The price is could be a little less, but it is still very reasonable for getting access with 6 different machines.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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
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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Rahul Bahri

Good Space offered serve the purpose

2018-08-12

Its a good solution but mostly I prefer for business or work solutions

Pros

Even if you use mostly Microsoft offices apps then this app will also collaborate it with very easily and helpful Free storage and best you can even earn more storage as by referring

Cons

Lack of third party integration even sometimes it gives hard time for limited offline access

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Other

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
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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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

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Kyle Watkins

Micorsoft OneDrive

2018-09-20

OneDrive is essential for sharing files across systems or computers.

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
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Ankita Mogha

One of the leading storage platforms.

2018-09-19

Overall, I like it and I keep and share my data over it.

Pros

It also provides collaboration with MS Office and social networks.

Cons

It has some security and privacy concerns.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
( company, 1001-5000 employees)

Good product to substitute company file system without losing control on information

2018-07-16

With about 1.000 users we gain a lot of flexibility using OneDrive: a lot of room for their files without investing in on premise storage, no more need to grant manually permission to files and folders, files always accessible from any device

Pros

Users can share files also outside their organization: this avoid using other third party applications if not approved for business use by the company.

Cons

System administrators can find somehow complex fine tuning policies and rights (sometimes Powershell has to be used) and they feel as they are "losing control" of corporate data.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ankit Shukla

Excellent sharing drive

2018-05-31

Pros

We can easily download and upload data and sync it with my desktop folder. UI interface is very good and its secure

Cons

Its bit pricey compare to Google drive 2. Third party sharing is not possible 3.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Higher Education company, 1001-5000 employees)

I store a lot of files online, one feature that makes it easy is that it's built right into windows.

2018-05-29

Ease of file storage on all my windows machines.

Pros

Easy file management, you get a folder into which you can drag files into and access from any device.

Cons

There aren't alot of cons to this software. One issue I have is sometimes the upload speed, it lags.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ana Leamaro

Good but the file system and organization could be improved, specially shared documents

2017-10-17

It's a very good tool for file management and security.

Pros

one of the aspects I find very useful is the fact that It works with almost all platforms, which is very useful in mobile. The Price/quality value is excellent.

Cons

When files are shared they're in a different area which is quite annoying because it forces to have 2 different folders for the same thing.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ravikiran Reddy

Better cloud storage by Microsoft with lot of features

2018-03-11

Easy to collaborate with other people to work on the documents

Pros

Rich set of APIs available to integrate with other softwares

Cons

User interface is not as simple as other vendors like Dropbox, if would be good, if Microsoft make it simple Less samples available to integrate with other softwares.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Doug Gritter

Great cloud storage solution for small businesses

2018-02-20

Cloud storage for our business.

Pros

OneDrive made for an easy transition from local to cloud storage.

Cons

Sharing of files and documents creates security concerns.

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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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)

The one drive is compatible , upload and access file from any where.

2018-07-11

Sharing my files and folder to other friends make easy.

Pros

The one drive is alos compatible with Android or macos. The mobile app features is also one of great featues to add on.

Cons

Still third party app integrations is still missing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Taylor Rodríguez Pereira

It's one of the best tools of its kind. Intuitive, economical and complete.

2018-07-17

It has become a great option for file storage.

Pros

That I can access my files without Internet connection, from any device and are always safe because it is encrypted via SSL.

Cons

The people with whom you share the files can modify them without requiring additional permission, which causes you to lose some changes to the shared versions.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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MOSES NJENGA

One of the easiest online storage options to set up and use

2018-06-18

Very easy to upload pictures and documents from my computer. The drag drop feature meant that I didn't have to go through the added hustle of navigating through my folders looking for appropriate files.

Pros

The layout and color schemes makes for a very nice looking interface meaning I don't really mind staying logged in and pocking around.

Cons

Even though it's a good product, I have real difficulty spending so much for storage considering that the online storage space has a lot of competition. A live chat option would also be very helpful

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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