OneDrive but many steps…

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I’m always on the lookout for more storage space in the cloud where I can share files between my devices.

I recently took up Microsoft’s offer on OneDrive while gave you a free 100Gb for a year for existing DropBox users. I was wondering about an alternative to GoogleDrive. I sometimes has problems connecting so if you’ll looking at a file on another device you’re not 100% sure if it’s the latest one.

As the regular pricing is similar to GoogleDrive I thought I’d try it.

Installed fine on iPhone, MacBook Pro, Windows 7 PC…

However nothing installed when run on the Windows 8.1 PC. I discovered that I had to use the preinstalled Windows app rather than the Client version. Which was fine but it wanted me to login using my Microsoft account – which wasn’t the one I’d used on the other installs.

I now have two OneDrive accounts. While it’s always useful to have the cloud space, I’ll stick with GoogleDrive as I’m not confident about where Microsoft will take OneDrive in the future.

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I’m often working on different devices (PC, mac, iPhone) so I’ve it helpful to have access to the same files on each device. I love the simplicity of Dropbox and have been using it for years but not so keen on the pricing and opening files on the iPhone can be a bit clunky.
GoogleDrive had been great for pricing ($2 a month for 100Gb). I can keep all my files there and they open up nicely on my iPhone. However some of my computers seem to have a problem connecting to GoogleDrive and so I’m sometimes uncertain if I’m looking at the most recent copy.

So now I’m taking up an offer from Microsoft OneDrive. They too offer $2 a month for 100GB but at the moment are doing a special offer for Dropbox users to wave the fee for the first 12 months.

I’ll report back how it goes.