Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Current Version: 17.3.7294
Last Updated: 20 days ago
Download Size: 31.6 MB - Download
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.
Fixed sync reliability bugs.
Improved application reliability.
Most Helpful Reviews
Good Job Microsoft - Now there is a single drive to create MS Office Documents on my Windows 8.1 Machine and have desktop access to those files on my MacBook Pro. Seamless workflow. Kudos goes to Microsoft and Apple for creating a truly cross compatible workflow for storage. I’ve never used Dropbpx and I have no plans to start using that application. Between Google Drive, Box, iCloud, Lacie Waulu, and now One Drive i have no worries about having my files off of my computer in the event my computer fails for whatever reason and I need to recover important documents.
Causes Mac Keyboard to Lock Up - I have been using OneDrive since it was called SkyDrive to sync personal files. With this version, I am also syncing files with OneDrive for Business, and would like to rely on it for work files. However, this version is very unreliable, because it locks up from time to time unpredictably. The clear sign that OneDrive has hung is that, if you move the cursor over the OneDrive icon on the right side of the menu bar, the cursor turns to the rainbow beachball. When OneDrive hangs, the keyboard no longer responds in any application (or the Finder). I can still use the mouse/trackpad and click, but I can’t type anything. It took me a long time to figure out that it was OneDrive that does this, but it is confirmed on a Microsoft support form as an open issue in Office 365. Their suggested work around is to: (1) kill OneDrive in Activity Monitor and (2) remove OneDrive from System Preferences -> Users & Groups -> Login Items. In other words, OneDrive is currently completely useless for automatic file sync. Worse, it will make your system unusable. And Microsoft suggests that you disable it. I hope they fix this soon because if/when it works, OneDrive for Business is very useful. Unitl then? Do not install.
More Reviews for Current Version
Constant problems - The app simply crashes every now and then on syncing. So, even its primary basic function is unreliable :( The app and/or service especially cannot handle a moderate amount of files - few 10k files. And I am forced to relog into the app all the time when it crashes out. As a work around I figured that limiting upload rate sort of helps to keep the app/service more stable. But seriously, I’m dismayed about the quality of this app/service. It's a freaking Microsoft we are talking about and the app/service have been for quite a few years around, but even the most basic function is ridden with problems! Terrible!
Doesn’t work with OneDrive for Business - Update: just installed the Feb 1, 2017 update and the app still cannot connect to a OneDrive business account. You get through the configuration and it says “Sorry we can’t add your OneDrive folder right now. Please try again.” Contacted support, they told me it doesn’t work for OneDrive business.
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.
I would like to use this more, but - Seeing as how you have to quit the app to install the update, that’s kind of a drag. This wouldn’t be that big of a deal, if not for the fact, that there are 3-4 updates per month. This is just such an interupption in my daily usage, ugh. I think I am going to have to forgo using this in the future, even tho I have 1 TB of free storage. The only this that is a pain with that situation is using OneDrive with Office, makes things much better than having to go thru the dialogs to get back to iCloud or Dropbox. Once a month with the updates at most PLEASE! (no joke 3-4 update interruptions per month)
A very good organization tool but need more features - I like how I’m able to store files and access it from the cloud. It gives me the flexibility to work anywhere I want. I will however will like if the tool is more collaborative with chatting tools, calendar scheduling tools, rules for approval and feedback, manage archival and retention tools with access controls. More importantly, it should have the simplest interface ever. We shouldn’t have to re-learn how to use the application. Once again, a very good application but still has more room to grow.