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 17.3.6945
• We've sped up the sharing experience so that you can now assign work to your friends and colleagues even faster.
• New context menu icons have been added
I have been using this for work as it’s provided by the company. It is, by far, the least reliable cloud app around. I’ve never had issues with icloud, Google drive, or Adobe Creative Cloud like I have with One drive and I’ve been using them for years. I used to use pages and numbers with icloud quite seamlessly except for having to export thigns to word for my co-workers. No matter what platform, be it mac, PC, or iOS and regardless of internet connection, One Drive consistently fails to connect to the server resulting in numerous lost projects. It also runs into permissions errors constantly and I end up with 5, 7, 8 versions of the same document, often with different changes that then all need to be merged together manually. It won’t even stay connected on my Windows 10 machine and constantly nags me to sign in, then fails to do so. Now I can’t even get the app to open on my Mac. This is hands down, the WORST cloud app I have ever used and despite having nearly 100 Gb worth of data in it and storage paid for by my company, I am going to have to buy my own storage with Google or Apple and move all of my documents back over to their services. I gave this almost a year and have determined it is, in no way, ready for business use.
It’s good, but...
It’s good but it doesn’t "just work”. I need to pay attention to to make sure OneDrive stays in sync. I have had some of the issues that others had with length of filenames or pecific characters in filenames that cause sync problems.
My biggest problem occurs when I want to have more than one OneDrive account sync. My company uses this with Office 365 and I have my personal account as well. I find the setup for using a O365 account and a personal account cumbersome. I also find the client doesn’t do a good job of keeping the client connected on the O365 side, and silently disconnects, meaning that the local and cloud OneDrive for the O365 account don’t sync properly. I would love to see MS spend some time on the account handling portion, so that it is easier to setup multiple accounts, and that the helper lets you know if a OneDrive is not connected.
Use it for my small business!
I like a lot of the aspects of OneDrive, the 1 terabyte of storage is very nice when you sign up for microsfot office. Also the syncing of files is pretty fast, on a good internet connection. I used this on both a powerful PC and a Macbook Pro, as well as my iPhone and an andriod phone. I have used it for about 3 years now.
The one complaint I have is that when you share a a file with somebody, they can not dowload it to their computer, the link will send them to OneDrive online. They would not have the ability to sync. We do not have an office, so we work remotely anywhere. Starbucks, DD, libraries, etc for a 1 million dollar gross sales small business of 3 employees. We need to be able to access files at any time, including during spotty internet connections.
- Category: Productivity
- Updated: Jul 31, 2017
- Version: 17.3.6945
- Size: 31.7 MB
- Languages: English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
- Seller: Microsoft Corporation
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Compatibility: OS X 10.9.0 or later, 64-bit processor