55 – OneDrive

A drop back of 5 places on the list this year

Store any file on your OneDrive, and it’s automatically available from your phone and computers — no syncing or cables needed.

Website: onedrive.com
Cost: Commercial. Part of Office365 subscription
Availability: Online

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2019: 64
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2019: 36
Top 100 Tools for Higher Education 2019: 66

Past Overall Rankings
2018: 50.   2017: 104    2016: 103    2015: –    2014: –    2013: 43
2012: 98    2011: –        2010: –         2009: –    2008: –    2007: –


Comments from some of those who selected OneDrive as one of their Top 10 Tools in 2019

“Easy to use cloud storage for sharing information and documentation.” Trainer, USA

“I can quickly share a Word document, an Excel spreadsheet, a presentation, and generally any document that is stored on my computer. Yes, and access time can be set” College professor, Russia

“OneDrive is a fantastic cloud storage too for sharing files and collaborating on group work.” Instructional Designer, Canada

“I love the fact all my files are sync’ed automatically without me giving it instructions.” Digital Trainer, UK

Previous comments

“Great stuff. Or Dropbox or Google drive. Whatever makes you happy. We go with onedrive because all teachers and students have Office 365” Stefan Van De Velde, Online learning facilitator, Belgium

“I now use it as my ‘standard platform’, although I also use e.g. Dropbox and iCloud for some purposes It allows me to get access to all my products from everywhere: All I need is an Internet-connection.” Ulrik Gerdes, University/College teacher, Denmark

“store documents to share with others”  Zifang Su 2013

“Windows catches up with Google – web apps for Word, PowerPoint and Excel too” 2013