Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive
Currently, I am an independent contractor and I use OneDrive to consolidate all of my files, to be used remotely and quickly access what I need. I also use it for samples and test work to show clients on location, or as a quick link.
- OneDrive has easy integration with my PC. It was preinstalled and is easy to use through the built-in OneDrive application.
- It essentially acts as a virtual PC for file management in the way it is set up and structured.
- The ability to access OneDrive online based on files saved on my desktop is extremely helpful, and offers more space than options like DropBox.
- When saving on the desktop, it usually doesn't have a clear option to set as a default. Many files are accidentally saved through OneDrive because the hierarchy resembles exactly the PC ecosystem.
- There are issues with loading and creating documents on the web client. It is much more efficient to create documents in other programs and load through the desktop application.
- Not fully compatible with previous versions. Documents saved using Windows 8 or 7 may not be compatible with other versions of OneDrive and remain inaccessible unless you are using the same machine
- Have been able to share deliverables much more quickly with clients
- Reduces storage cost by a few hundred dollars a year
- Not always accessible and can lead to long delays on certain machines/OSs
They each have their differences. Google Drive probably has the upperhand on OneDrive, because it has a good amount of available storage and is supported through Google and its products, so it's easier to integrate with other services. But OneDrive has better integration with desktops and its syncing abilities while offline. Dropbox is just costly, though I prefer Dropbox's UI over OneDrive.