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Likelihood to Recommend

OneDrive

OneDrive is well suited for quick storage and retrieval of important work documents. It allows users to share links to certain files which works well for collaboration. In terms of storage you can easily monitor how many GB you are using and even up storage in 1TB increments. OneDrive works so much like a file directory on a work PC so it is easy to learn and navigate around. It works well on both a PC and a Cell Phone.
Lukas Sundahl, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

It is well suited for capturing weekly departmental task lists. For example, each week we create a new page in a shared departmental notebook. In this new page, each department member enters his/her top 3 accomplishments for the week and the top 3 things which the member will attempt to accomplish in the coming week. We then use this page during our Monday morning stand-up meeting and it helps provide an agenda, structure, and discussion points for the meeting.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

File Sharing & Management

OneDrive
8.4
OneNote
8.5
Versioning
OneDrive
8.7
OneNote
8.3
Video files
OneDrive
8.1
OneNote
7.9
Audio files
OneDrive
8.3
OneNote
8.1
Document collaboration
OneDrive
8.8
OneNote
9.2
Access control
OneDrive
8.5
OneNote
8.4
File search
OneDrive
8.2
OneNote
8.7
Device sync
OneDrive
8.3
OneNote
8.9

Cloud Storage Security & Administration

OneDrive
8.4
OneNote
8.5
User and role management
OneDrive
8.4
OneNote
8.3
File organization
OneDrive
8.4
OneNote
8.7
Device management
OneDrive
8.3
OneNote
8.5

Cloud Storage Platform

OneDrive
8.4
OneNote
8.8
Performance
OneDrive
8.2
OneNote
8.8
Reliability
OneDrive
8.4
OneNote
8.7
Storage Reports
OneDrive
8.5
OneNote
8.8

Pros

OneDrive

  • OneDrive does a great job of keeping file version history. I have had to use this feature many times and it is very simple to use. This one feature has saved my butt many times.
  • OneDrive synchronizes across devices very quickly. There have been many instances when I have added files online and, within seconds, saw the file show up on my local computer. This happens the other direction also. I am very impressed and satisfied with the speed of syncing in all directions.
  • The OneDrive app on my phone has been particularly helpful since it automatically syncs my photos (usually within seconds) and allows me access to all my files.
Joel Brache | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

  • Because of its flexibility and ability to hold different types of content (text, images, tables), it is a great tool for collecting content from different resources and organizing it in one place.
  • Technical support analysts are using sections for their support case analysis; they paste pieces of logs, screen-shots, document their steps in troubleshooting etc., all in one section, to get the full picture yet stay organized.
  • The logic of content structure; Notebook>Section>Page>Paragraph, allows you to manage and collect all needed information by the areas of the user's responsibility. For example; each of my projects has its own section, in which each page is a task.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

OneDrive

  • OneDrive's visual feedback in Finder as to whether a file is syncing or already synced isn't always up-to-date with the actual status of these files.
  • OneDrive (on Mac) will occasionally fail to sync for errors that aren't accurate, requiring a restart.
  • OneDrive (on Mac) will occasionally fail for file name issues, where filenames allowed on Mac are not allowed on SharePoint, without providing an easy mechanism for fixing them.
  • The real-time collaborative editing user experience is not as good as Google Drive.
David McCann | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

  • It is not always clear where your OneNote files are kept. I prefer to keep all my OneNote files in the cloud, but the actual location of those files in OneDrive can sometimes be a mystery. If I install OneNote on my home computer, I have to open up my work OneNote in the browser and then sync it to my PC. I'm not able to find and open the file in OneDrive through File Explorer.
  • The ability to find notebooks that are shared with you is getting better, but it can sometimes be difficult to locate the right one. I often see duplicate notebooks and end up opening up the wrong one. Would be great if Microsoft only showed you links to notebooks that were actually available to you.
  • Microsoft is shifting away from OneNote 2016 and moving people on to OneNote that comes native with Windows 10. The interface is different enough that I don't like it. I am staying with OneNote 2016 because of the ease of seeing multiple notebooks open at the same time and being able to get to the exact information I need quickly. If you don't like the native OneNote built into Windows 10, you won't like the future of OneNote.
Joel Brache | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.0
Based on 5 answers
No answer on this topic is available.

OneNote

OneNote 10.0
Based on 13 answers
As this is not a compulsory tool in our organization, I would say all depends on the decision makers, however since this is a part of MS Office, I am sure we will have it for as long as we will possibly need it. However, I would not be so sure, if it was a separate product
Ausrine Pasakarnyte | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.2
Based on 10 answers
I have given it this rating because it accomplishes the basic task that we use it for, storing and protecting our sensitive data. That being said, I hesitate to give it a completely positive rating, because I feel that the software performs at a bare minimum level, skimping out on some of the bells and whistles that would be nice.
Nathan Richardson | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

OneNote 9.5
Based on 10 answers
I find OneNote incredibly usable. I'm fairly middle of the road when it comes to tech savvy-ness. The platform was very easy to learn and explore. I like that OneNote is no clunky and offers a clean interface. This is important when it comes to deciding if a tool is usable for multiple people.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Performance

OneDrive

OneDrive 9.0
Based on 1 answer
It has a good performance, the pages load normally, access to the files, management, reports, everything is working well. With regard to integration with other systems, we have not done so yet.
Gledson Rodrigues | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

OneNote 8.8
Based on 3 answers
I find OneNote to perform very well. I experience quick load times and automatic updates which are two things that are very important to our organization. I personally do not integrate OneNote with other software or systems but I do like that it can generate a sharing link for other people to view.
Jill Dickert | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

OneDrive

OneDrive 7.7
Based on 39 answers
Support seems to be limited, in my experience, to the general help articles offered online. Luckily we haven't experienced anything that has required more research than looking through those articles, and I can't imagine a scenario where you would need more support than that. Still, it would be nice to have a knowledgable person available to help you when an issue arises.
Dave Becker | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

OneNote 8.5
Based on 12 answers
Microsoft does an alright enough job supporting issues in OneNote and updated as of late have brought welcome features. Several years ago they were not as supportive, but current rating reflects updates as Microsoft has seemed to consolidate around the Microsoft Store app. I haven't had many issues where I directly needed to call support.
Justin Harbin | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

OneDrive

I mentioned in another area that OneDrive is bundled into our Office 365 accounts - so let me start there. Dropbox will cost you $10 and more per month. Our entire Office 365 account costs $12.50/month for each user - and we get full Office with that. Enough said there. As far as features go - I've found that most of these cloud storage providers all afford similar feature sets as far as sync clients; apps and addons; storage space; etc. - so choosing one or the other really goes to the needs of the company and of course - what's in place already. If your company uses Google apps - Dropbox might make more sense because of tighter integrations. However - if you already use Office 365 in some iteration, OneDrive is already baked in.
Vin Campbell | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

The only real product that I can directly hold in juxtaposition to OneNote is Evernote. OneNote ultimately wins that battle because of its zero cost. It compares like for like in most other ways to Evernote, with the exception of its organizational system. If you intend to organize items into more than 10 topics of interest, Evernote may be better suited to your needs, as it's tagging system is more robust for larger categories of organization. If, however, like most users, you're limiting your categorization into 10 or fewer categories, OneNote is excellent, and it excels at helping you find information that falls into a smaller number of buckets than Evernote.Both applications have excellent mobile apps that will handle document scanning, pictures, and the like for you, so it's largely the same there. Overall, I'll continue to use OneNote because it is free.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

OneDrive

  • One Drive has made it possible to have mobile offices, while keeping files synced.
  • One Drive has saved the need for external document backups as the could is used.
  • One Drive has made it possible to move forward with presentations even if a flash drive was left behind.
Heath Achatz | TrustRadius Reviewer

OneNote

  • OneNote makes me more productive because I'm always able to remember discussion points and next steps for any meeting
  • OneNote makes me less reliant on my laptop, when I'm having an informal coffee meeting, for example, which can be freeing
  • OneNote can sometimes be a little slow to use, which can be frustrating when I'm trying to type fast and make notes
Gagan Kanwar | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

OneDrive

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

OneNote

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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