OneDrive is the one place for everything in your life. It gives you free online storage for all your personal files, so you can access them from your Mac and any other devices you use – iPhone, iPad, PC, Windows Phone or Android. With OneDrive for Business, you also get storage for your work files so you can share and collaborate on them with other people at your work or school/university. The OneDrive app for Mac makes it easy to work with your OneDrive files on your Mac:
•Access your OneDrive files directly from the Finder, including attachments that you’ve saved to OneDrive from Outlook.com, and documents and spreadsheets that you’ve created from Office Online.
•Work with your OneDrive files even when you’re offline. Your changes will sync automatically the next time you’re online.
•Choose the folders in your OneDrive that you want to sync on your Mac.
•Add several files or folders to OneDrive at a time by dragging them to the OneDrive folder. By putting your files in OneDrive, you can access them from anywhere and have a backup in case something happens to your computer.
•Easily open, edit and create docs and other files in OneDrive from applications such as Word or Excel.
Thank you for using OneDrive. We are always looking to update OneDrive to bring you the latest performance improvements and bug fixes for the best experience.
Ratings and Reviews
you need to know your limitations !
As per all Microsoft software - its written by Microsoft and as such they have no idea of the Mac Universe as an ongoing OS, They write like programmers they think like programmers and they dont employ any designers / artwork people or people who design interfaces , they don’t appear to test out their products very thougherly - The case in point is that it fails on repeated occasions, and it fails in 2 specific areas - No 1) it does not like large files - ie over 2 gb - it treats them with contempt and more often than not won’t back them up properly - this has been ongoing since version 1 (If there was a version 1) and the most frustrating is its funny over file names - its like going back to MSDOS of the 70’s ! - If for instance you have an ical calendar backup, if you right click on these on the mac and choose “show package Contents” it consisits of 100’s or 1000’s of assosciated files, and lots have odd names and full stops forward slash / in the names - it does not like these 1 little bit ! again this has been ongoing since early versions, and the only rels work round is to comprees the file before hand, these things are not an issue in Dropbox which works faultlessly - i understand that drop box want £70 a yera for their system , but it works 100% - Microsoft the Multi Million Pound company should be able to run rings around these other services - but they dont and i always wonder why ?
Designed by engineers
It has great potential and is being upgraded all the time. It did not work at all but this was possibly because of low speed internet. However Dropbox worked perfectly at the same speeds! It hangs and has to be restarted. My greatest problem is that you have to think about it at all. Such programs should not require your attention and the subsequent loss of productivity. They should just run. This is the critical link between your work and storage.
Everything about this product and the Microsoft website is too complex. It is writtenby people who do not need to use it for productive labour. Simplicity. Simplicity. Simplicity. That is why you use a Mac. If you wanted complexity I would use Windows. However it is what it is and they are always improving it. I works most of the time and a reboot fixes the other problems.
Unreliable and temperamental
If you have the choice of using the app - think carefully. This one isn’t great and there are others which appear to be bullet proof working reliably week in week out. Box and Dropbox for example. If you have to use this because someone else chose the app unlucky. It works some of the time but often there is no clear fix. The issue essentially is that every now and again it loses connectivity, stops updating and then can’t be relinked to the files that you have already downloaded. I have this problem on both of the Macs I have. You might ask why I still have it installed rather than just go to the OneDrive web app and the answer is that working some of the time seems to be marginally better than never working. It is close though.
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- 34 MB
- OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
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- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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