OneDrive - low storage, but high usability
May 20, 2016

OneDrive - low storage, but high usability

Carter Buce | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive

I use OneDrive to keep a unified storage solution across my computers. I can keep a backup of everything on my phone, and share documents between my computers flawlessly. It also helps a lot to be able to access files from my computer that are outside of the OneDrive folder in case I accidentally forget to back it up.
  • Cross-device sharing. It quickly syncs and is very useful if you use multiple devices.
  • Backing up phones. It automatically backs up every picture I take and makes it accessible on my computers.
  • Syncing. It would be useful to have a force-sync button for when you quickly need access to a file you just uploaded.
  • It has had a positive return on investment, I currently store 4.71 gb of files easily.
OneDrive is on the same tier as Google Drive, except it has less storage capacity. However, I chose to use OneDrive because of the entire-computer access when using the web app. Against Dropbox, OneDrive is superior as it is more integrated and flawless to use; it is very useful to sync projects between computers compared to Dropbox's more web-oriented interfaces.
Large file storage. OneDrive requires a paid plan for large files, whereas Google Drive gives a lot more space for the free plan. Especially for students, where Google Drive gives unlimited storage, OneDrive falls behind. However, OneDrive's "entire computer access" is what caused me to like it more than Google Drive.

OneDrive Feature Ratings

Versioning
1
Video files
10
Audio files
10
Document collaboration
1
Access control
1
File search
1
Device sync
10
User and role management
1
File organization
10
Device management
10
Performance
9
Reliability
4
Storage Reports
8