One Drive for the Mobile Office is a Go
Updated July 25, 2019

One Drive for the Mobile Office is a Go

Heath Achatz | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with OneDrive

One Drive is currently used in our Street Outreach Program. This program has only one office and most work is done outside of the office. This makes One Drive a good fit for the program. This enables file use and sharing while outreach workers are in the field. A traditional stationary hard drive for files simply would not work. One Drive is used to access files make changes and sync, while our members are mobile. One Drive is used to store presentations, documents, photos, and video files. It makes accessing them on the go easy.


  • One Drive integrates wonderfully with the Microsoft Suite. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents are easy to edit and create.
  • One Drive has a fair amount of free storage as well, we have not had to buy storage and have been using it for six years.
  • Sharing documents with others on One Drive is easy as well. The option to view or edit is very useful.


  • The editing in One Drive is limited compared to the computer versions of Word, Excel, and Power Point.
  • One Drive sometimes takes a while to sync files. We have noticed they are not immediately updated.
  • One Drive is not entirely compatible with Goggle Documents, there are some formatting issues when using the same document formats.
  • 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.
We have found Google Drive and One Drive fairly comparable. Both offer on the go solutions and sync for use in the office and in the field. Both have document compatibility although neither transfers with the formatting quite right. One Drive offers less free storage, but it is still a good amount. Editing on both cloud drives is fairly straight forward and intuitive. Google Drive does make editing as a team somewhat more streamlined.
One Drive is well suited for anyone who is already and Outlook/Hotmail/Microsoft user. The integration is pretty streamlined. viewing, opening, sharing and editing documents is a breeze. It is particularly suited well for an office on the go. Files can be uploaded and shared with ease. Files sync most of the time relative quick and can be accessed at other mobile sites. Additionally, the storage of pictures and videos for presentations makes it very mobile office friendly. It would work as a cloud backup if it was only used on a desktop.

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


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