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 17.3.6798
Fixed sync reliability bugs.
Improved application reliability.
If you are having issues with OneDrive, please follow this link (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkId=528661) to report a problem, and include "MacSync" in the description.
Thank you for your patience as we continue to improve the client.
Need to fix file name restrictions
This is a great alternative to Dropbox, and in fact I’m planning to migrate my files over from Dropbox to OneDrive. But there’s one glaring flaw that drops this down to three stars for now. There are a bunch of special character restrictions on filenames. So for example, a filename can’t begin with an asterisk or end in a period. It can’t have certain characters at all, for instance a pipe: |
When you’re migrating a few thousand files over, and over 150 of them violate these conventions, migration becomes a huge headache. Not only that, but many of these files are backups of a live website, and if I change those filenames, I have to change all the links that point to them, and so there’s a chain reaction of much more work ahead if I want to rename those files so they can be backed up to OneDrive.
I still may stick with OneDrive once I get past the migration mess, but Microsoft needs to fix their architecture to allow more flexibility in naming files. If Dropbox can do it, certainly Microsoft can!
Doesn’t blow my skirt up.
OneDrive is a solid 3 star app, but needs some work. Gripe 1: The reporting function. OneDrive is supposed to let me know everytime a file has been worked on by someone on my shared list. This happens 30-40% of the time — maybe. If I had known it was that unreliable, I would have probably gone another direction. Gripe 2: There needs to be an easy way to pick and choose what files and folders are synced to another computer without fear of losing the data on the original computer after it syncs. Gripe 3: It would be nice if OneDrive would not fail to sync files with particular characters in them — e.g. > < \ / ( ) @ etc. Cumbersome.
I never think about it, and that’s a good thing
I’ve tried just about every cloud storage device out there, and Microsoft is the most hands-off yet. It works in the background, you never have to think about it, and when you need to access your files from another device they are there. My only complaint is that sometimes it inexplicably doesn’t launch when I turn my computer on, and I don’t notice it’s not been on for several days. I hope Microsoft fixes that annoying bug.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Mar 09, 2017
- Version: 17.3.6798
- Size: 30.2 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