OneDrive

A cloud storage application for mobile use

4.5

106 Votes

  • Category Download Managers
  • Program license Free
  • Version 4.8_(December_Beta_2)
  • Size 39 MB
  • Works under: Android
  • Program available in English
  • Content rating Everyone
  • Package name com.microsoft.skydrive
  • Program by Microsoft Corporation
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SkyDrive (also known as OneDrive) is a Microsoft service and app that focuses on data backup and retrieval.

Microsoft entered the online backup industry several years ago, and their experience shines through with this app. OneDrive or SkyDrive allows users 15 GB of free storage. If users upload documents or other files that are readable by the Microsoft Office Suite, this app will be able to read them automatically without any further downloads. This is particularly unique and impressive.

Users can also share files with family and friends through the app. They can upload anything on their Android phones to the cloud. Contrary to the popular perception, users can store literally any type of file (it does not need to be a Microsoft Office file) using this service.

A downside of OneDrive is that users need to pay for more storage. Additionally, there's no built-in integration with other storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive in case the user wants to migrate. While this makes business sense, it doesn't leave the user many options once their files hit the capacity. 15 GB is somewhat generous for free allowance, but it's nothing to exalt. Many other competitors offer everything this app has, but the Office integration is what makes this one worth it.

Overall, this app is ideal for anyone who needs to store and read Office files on the fly. If you're just looking to store and retrieve files, you may want to check out other services first. The interface is acceptable, and the company is well-known, so your files likely won't be going anywhere any time soon.

Pros:

  • Hosted by well-known company
  • Fairly decent amount of free storage
  • MS Office Integration

Cons:

  • Other services have more storage
  • Office features make app a bit clunky

Version 4.7:

• Ever feel like your files are all mixed up? Want to untangle and sort through your most important things easily? We made it easier than ever to sort and parse through your stuff in the Files view.

• We've been working out some new paintbrushes and pencils! Check out some of the new visuals to help make you more productive. Shake to send us feedback and let us know how we did!

Potentially dangerous permissions

  • CAMERA: Required to be able to access the camera device.
  • GET_ACCOUNTS: Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.
  • READ_CONTACTS: Allows an application to read the user's contacts data.
  • READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to read from external storage.
  • WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE: Allows an application to write to external storage.

Other permissions

  • ACCESS_NETWORK_STATE: Allows applications to access information about networks.
  • INTERNET: Allows applications to open network sockets.
  • READ_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to read the sync settings.
  • READ_SYNC_STATS: Allows applications to read the sync stats.
  • RECEIVE_BOOT_COMPLETED: Allows an application to receive the ACTION_BOOT_COMPLETED that is broadcast after the system finishes booting. If you don't request this permission, you will not receive the broadcast at that time. Though holding this permission does not have any security implications, it can have a negative impact on the user experience by increasing the amount of time it takes the system to start and allowing applications to have themselves running without the user being aware of them. As such, you must explicitly declare your use of this facility to make that visible to the user.
  • VIBRATE: Allows access to the vibrator.
  • WAKE_LOCK: Allows using PowerManager WakeLocks to keep processor from sleeping or screen from dimming.
  • WRITE_SETTINGS: Allows an application to read or write the system settings.
  • WRITE_SYNC_SETTINGS: Allows applications to write the sync settings.
  • android.permission.AUTHENTICATE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.MANAGE_ACCOUNTS
  • android.permission.USE_CREDENTIALS
  • com.android.vending.BILLING
  • com.google.android.c2dm.permission.RECEIVE
  • com.google.android.permission.PROVIDE_BACKGROUND
  • com.microsoft.skydrive.permission.C2D_MESSAGE
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