OneDrive to rule them all? Not so much.
May 24, 2016

OneDrive to rule them all? Not so much.

Darian Rawson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 5 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive

OneDrive is integrated with Windows, and can automate saving of documents and files for sharing and collaboration. A nice idea, but often it is confusing to our users because it is not quite as easy and straightforward for tech illiterate folks as competing offerings from Dropbox. OneDrive makes it easy to have your files on many devices, and computers that you may use during the day. But it's just kind of clunky and some people don't even know they are using it.
  • Integrated with Windows
  • Lots of space for a reasonable cost
  • Access files from almost any device you can log into
  • They keep renaming the service, Cloud Mesh, Mesh Drive, OneDrive. Some people don't know what it is.
  • It's kind of confusing and clunky because it starts asking you questions and most people have it turned on without knowing, )or off).
  • Being associated with Microsoft means sometimes the product ties with Office 365 are a plus, but is also confusing for non Office users.
  • Mostly a negligible impact due to many cloud storage options available right now.
  • It's there, but the default space has dramatically dropped making it less usable overall.
  • Our team likes having OneDrive as an option, but it's never the first choice when it comes to cloud saving.
OneDrive may be integrated tightly into Windows, but it doesn't feel smoother or easier because of it. Dropbox feels the smoothest. It's just easy to use and easy to learn compared to OneDrive.
It's very well suited for an Office equipped workflow spanning many devices and platforms. If you don't use Office that much, it's just another cloud based place to save stuff and it may not be the best option.

OneDrive Feature Ratings

Video files
Audio files
Document collaboration
Access control
File search
Device sync
User and role management
File organization
Device management
Storage Reports