By Microsoft Corporation
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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.
What's New in Version 17.3.6518.0914
Improved application reliability.
Doesn’t do the one thing it’s supposed to do
I’ve gotten used to MS products not working on the Mac, despite the fact that they are the largest apps and take more CPU resources than film software. However, I expected that at the very least they’d have a functioning cloud service since all it’s doing is culling files from their server. Unfortunately, it does not work — it “processes files” forever, without actually syncing. Also, the app store says its ready for an update and yet nothing happens — I won’t blame MS for that, though. None of this would be an issue if OneDrive had a passable web interface. But of course it does not. Searching on it useless unless you have a very unique name for every file and are only searching names. It’s hard to believe anyone uses Microsoft for any other reason than the fact that other software/people rely on it and are forced to use it for the purpose of formatting, collaboration, etc. In sum, like the other Office products, OneDrive simply is not compatible with the Mac. (That said, Microsoft’s iOS development team is clearly far more competent and have had far fewer issues on my iOS devices. I now type out my graduate-school essays on MS Word on my iPhone because the mac version crashes frequently. If you haven’t yet used the iOS apps, they’re a good alternative to the Mac.) For now, I would wait until Microsoft releases a non-beta version of OneDrive.
Windows legacy issues render OneDrive virtually useless for Mac
I’m not an IT professional but a very tech-savvy person; couldn’t get it working and tried numerous solutions, wasted a lot of time. Boggling that MS will provide cloud software that, among many other issues, will not accept file title and path of more than 255 char. This is a Windows legacy issue and the fact that it affects systems marketed to users of Apple, Linux etc reflects extremely poor product development. My backup includes 175,000 files and many of these don’t fit with this Windows (DOS!?) protocol. There were clearly other issues too so i aborted and immediately purchased the product of another provider, which is working perfectly so far - and as bonuses, unlike OneDrive, has unlimited storage and will backup files from any customisable location including external drives. Don’t waste your time like me, check out the options and go elsewhere
As a previous Windows user, I have most of my work files stored in the OneDrive cloud. After purchasing a new MacBook I was able to install OneDrive on my mac with no issues. Once I logged on, my files were all there. I was able to get right to work without having to hunt around for my files. It works fine for me. No issues syncing and no crashing. The only little annoying thing is if you have a white menu bar, it will wash out the OneDrive icon and wont be able to see it. I have a black menu bar so no big deal.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Oct 01, 2016
- Version: 17.3.6518.0914
- Size: 9.2 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor