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, 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

Version 18.065.0329

Thank you for using OneDrive. Along with our usual updates to bring you the latest performance improvements and bug fixes, we have the following new features that will be gradually rolled out to users:
When you open an Office document that's synced to your computer, it opens ready for real-time collaboration.
Office documents that are synced to a computer can be shared from within the Office applications.
Right-clicking the OneDrive cloud now opens the context menu within the Activity Centre.
Version number has now been moved onto the about tab of the preferences, rather than its own window.

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5

716 Ratings

716 Ratings

"Works" but compared to other solutions it's a very poor experience.


The user experience with this application is so 'blah' it's not even funny. The first few iterations of OneDrive were barely passable as a sync tool for SharePoint. With all the rave reviews on this application I'm really curious what horrible software people live with that makes this look good. The user experience of other applications like DropBox is very good and well integrated with the OS. As an example a simple right-click and you have a link to email off to someone as a one-time access or direct link if it is shared. OneDrive has no concept of a file repository with a local synced copy. It is simply a basic file sync tool for the fledgeling SharePoint experience. I'm sure if you don't use SharePoint in a corporate environment and use OneDrive to sync your local Micro$soft application documents it's a beautiful thing. However, in the corporate setting where we are basically forced to use SharePoint this tool does nothing more than get a local copy on your computer without any other interaction which is pitiful. Add to the list is the "processing" message that doesn't go away after you open the app along with no "pause" button. It's really the simple things that matter with user experience and I know M$ doesn't make any money licensing OneDrive so it will undoutably remain pitifully featuerd behind its peers.

Still just so-so


OneDrive on macOS has improved a good deal over the past two or so years, and it now supports several of the features that have made Dropbox such a pleasure to use. It’s still not as reliable as Dropbox, and occasionally I have to restart the Finder to restore status badges for files inside OneDrive.

The biggest issue remains the lack of coherency between OneDrive and the suite Office applications - Word, Excel, PowerPoint. When a synced file is opened from OneDrive, these applications continue to treat the file as if it is local, ignoring the sharing functionality that is available when files are opened directly from OneDrive cloud storage. This makes the product feel incomplete, at least on macOS.

If one is not a heavy user of Office365, there is really no reason to choose OneDrive over other services like Dropbox and Google Drive. I may discontinue this service soon, as the only reason I have for keeping Office365 is sharing these old file types with non-tech-savvy Windows users. I have far better tools for the work I do.

After 2 years of trying . . .


I am forced to use OneDrive through work, and we have a second as part of our family account to have the Office apps on our family computers.
1. To sync with OneDrive, I had to change thousands of file names. Microsoft is very particular what you can and cannot put in a file name.
2. Be prepared to always be troubleshooting a message that reads, “Can’t upload files. A file is blocking all uploads.” Please note: it will NOT tell you which file is causing the problem.
3. Several of your files will read, “An item could not be uploaded to ‘OneDrive.’” It will not tell you why, just that it can’t be uploaded. After using it, and trying to troubleshoot it, for 2 years, I still have more than 2,000 files that will not sync with my work account, and more than 500 in my family account.
One of my son's became a programmer. When I asked for his help, he said, “OneDrive is full of syncing problems and ‘you' can’t fix them.” Perhaps someday, Microsoft will. Until then, puruse other options, unless a corporate contract doesn’t allow you to do so.


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