Microsoft’s distributed storage benefit OneDrive gives you a place to store photographs, recordings, archives, and different documents in the cloud, so you can get to them from anyplace, on any of your gadgets, paying little mind to the stage they’re running. Like contenders Dropbox and Google Drive, OneDrive keeps the records you store in it safe on the off chance that your telephone is lost or your PC hard drive comes up short.
The OneDrive application for Windows Phone is the best portable form of the administration accessible. That is on the grounds that OneDrive highlights are prepared into the Windows Phone working framework, and with the application, sparing, altering, sorting out, and sharing records in OneDrive is consistent. The application is allowed to download, and clients get 7GB of free stockpiling to begin.
Outline and highlights
Open up the OneDrive application on your Windows Phone gadget and you’ll see a smooth, moderate interface, showing the greater part of your records and organizers in either a rundown or a tiled format. A brisk swipe in either heading raises pages for Recent and Shared documents, while the ever-present, however not under any condition nosy, toolbar gives you choices to make an organizer and move, hunt, include, and share records. Inside and out, it’s a straightforward interface that looks on a par with it capacities.
The “+” button on the toolbar makes it easy to upload a photo or video right from your device into your OneDrive. You can even set your device to automatically upload photos to the cloud as you take them, which is hugely convenient. However, you must turn on that feature from your phone’s Photos app, rather than via the OneDrive app. From the Office app, you can save any new files directly to OneDrive as well.
Organizing files in OneDrive is a snap, as the app offers two different ways — both of which are intuitive — to move files around. You can either long press a file or folder, or use the checklist from the menu bar to select multiple items before moving them. And of course, you can rename, delete, and share items as well.
Sharing from OneDrive is slick, as the app lets you send a download link in an e-mail or copy it to your clipboard, in just a few taps. From other apps, you can also access OneDrive, in case you want to post a picture from an album in the cloud, straight to Facebook. It’s worth noting that you can save photos, videos, and documents from your phone into OneDrive without needing to download the app. That’s because OneDrive sharing is baked into the Windows Phone operating system. However, you’ll need to app to view and manage your files in the cloud.
On the Android platform, one of our biggest complaints about OneDrive is that it lacks a built-in interface for editing Office files. While Google Drive integrates a good amount of Google Docs’ editing functionality, OneDrive on the platform merely houses your Office files and nothing more.
On Windows Phone, that is not the case, since OneDrive is so tightly integrated with the OS’s built-in Office app. Thus, it’s a seamless transition between viewing your files in OneDrive to editing Word documents, PowerPoint presentations, and Excel spreadsheets. And of course, all of your changes, once saved, are propagated to the cloud. What’s also worth noting is that Office’s mobile editing interface is significantly simpler than Google Drive’s, especially when it comes to spreadsheets.
Windows Phone clients pass up a major opportunity for two of the most well known distributed storage applications, Dropbox and Google Drive. Fortunately, Microsoft’s putting forth, OneDrive, is similarly as great at putting away your records securely in the cloud, giving you a chance to bring them with you wherever you go. Indeed, OneDrive’s Windows Phone application is ostensibly superior to its Android and iOS partners, since it offers more instruments to alter reports from your telephone.
Since it is so firmly incorporated with Microsoft Office and the Windows Phone OS in general, the OneDrive application is an outright need. It has a smooth, natural outline, it’s free, it offers an advantageous place to spare your documents (in the cloud), and it’s unimaginably simple to utilize.