Microsoft Onedrive

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive Description

Microsoft OneDrive connects your device to the cloud. It supports Android, iOS as well as Windows Phone.

You can store all kinds of files in OneDrive, to increase storage space you can select a paid upgrade through in-app purchase.

  • The app allows you to create links to share with others, or invite them to specific folders.
  • Make use of automatic photo tagging for easier management of your pictures
  • Optionally you can be notified if a shared album is edited by someone else
  • Supports offline editing of files

To make use of direct upload from camera your device needs to run at least Android 4.0.

Microsoft OneDrive screenshot

Install on PC & Mac

Check out our tutorials how to install Microsoft OneDrive on PC, or Microsoft OneDrive on Mac

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How To Uninstall
  1. Tap Settings Menu
  2. Open The Application Manager
  3. Select The App
  4. Press "Uninstall"
  1. Tap & Hold App Icon
  2. Wait Until All App Icons Wiggle
  3. Release & Tap Small "X" Icon Above App
  1. Open The "Apps List"
  2. Select App To Remove
  3. Wait For Menu To Open
  4. Tap "Uninstall" In Newly Opened Menu
  5. Confirm "Yes" To Uninstall App

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive Review

Microsoft OneDrive reviewerMarc

Download Microsoft OneDrive to have cloud storage on your device for all of your files, be it personal or for business. The OneDrive app is available for pretty much all major device platforms, that includes macOS, iOS, Android & of course Windows.

Microsoft OneDrive installs and behaves like pretty much any other cloud storage app nowadays.

It comes as a free download on all platforms, with optional paid storage upgrades.

OneDrive also has a for Business version, which will give you extra storage space dedicated towards your business files.


What's The Deal With OneDrive

After having spend some time looking around what the internet has to say about OneDrive as cloud storage and file-sharing application, I wasn't very enthusiastic to get it installed myself to be honest.

The more you dig into reviews of actual users, on various app stores the more you get the feeling that this thing will actually eat up your files and never give them back.

And quite frankly, after using it myself I am not very fond of it as well. I did not have issues like the above, but the app feels sluggish, slow, the interface is not so well designed and I often find myself thinking where could this and that be and then I start looking around in menus.

That almost never is a good sign, because good UX is a huge part of how good an app will turn out.

Is it hard to navigate and users don't find their way? Then it almost doesn't matter how good your features really are, because nobody likes using it.

While I couldn't detect any inherent problems while using it, I share other's sentiments that the app is not very enjoyable to use.


Free Storage Space

OneDrive starts you off with a basic 5GB, which is not a lot but it's free so why not, right?

The next plan is then 50GB for $1.99/ mo which is a pretty good deal.

But where OneDrive really shines is when you look at the yearly Office 365 Personal plan, you'll get a whooping 1,000GB for $69.99/year. That is cheaper than DropBox and it can still get better:

If you simply buy the Microsoft Office 365 personal edition, this OneDrive package is actually included.

So you'll get both for the price of one. This is where Microsoft really got me, even if I dislike their OneDrive app so far from a usability point of view.


If you're already using other cloud storage apps, and / or you have sufficient storage space then I wouldn't recommend switching, unless you're not happy because then there's no harm in trying OneDrive, right?

But for those of you who really like good deals and save some bucks, buy the Office 365 Personal Suite and get 1TB Storage included, and hope that Microsoft will improve the apps usability.

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