OneDrive - Better the Google Drive
February 23, 2016

OneDrive - Better the Google Drive

Brody Kilpatrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive

I am an IT consultant. I used one drive to hold my data related to clients whether it is training material, documentation, etc. The data needed to be available all the time no matter where I went. Not only was it synced on my laptop, but it was also available at anytime through my browser. It works well and most client do not block OneDrive, which gives it some advantages since many file sync applications and services are blocked by corporate security.


  • One word - Microsoft - Most companies are heavily integrated with Microsoft, so it make sense to use OneDrive which easily integrates with other applications and office.
  • No Backups - I don't have to constantly worry about my data being backed up. It syncs in the background to the cloud. Even videos, music, and pictures.
  • Remove Computer Access - I can connect a computer to OneDrive. And then I can access the data on that computer through a browser, which is especially useful when traveling or if I have a lab setup.


  • Sometimes when the OneDrive app tries to sync and an Office application tries to sync, it might cause a sync conflict which you have to resolve manually. It's not a huge problem, but it is an annoyance.
  • Metadata - When you begin using OneDrive for everything and have a large number of files, sometimes you need more information about those files to properly filter and sort. This is a very easy thing to accomplish it, and I would like to see more column (metadata) options.
  • Video/music streaming - OneDrive allows you to store media files, therefore it should let you play them as well.
  • I really cannot answer this question.
When OneDrive was first released it really wasn't that great. I would have recommended Google. However, over the years, OneDrive has become superior the Google Drive and Good Docs. I use both, because I also have gmail account. However, so far, for every feature, I prefer OneDrive.
For Office work, documents, sharing, backup, and cloud storage, it works great. When you begin to move towards media, it is simply not built for that. I don't know what it would take, but if OneDrive added a streaming service, they would corner the market.

OneDrive Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
File organization
Device management


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