Introducing OneDrive for Mac

When it comes to using cloud services for business, OneDrive has been tagged as the best cloud service to use on a MacBook. Contrary to speculations, OneDrive works beautifully on Mac, this makes me want to download OneDrive for Mac and I think you should do too.


The fact that it's premium option gives you 1 Terabyte of cloud storage for up to 6 users, is just amazing. Keep in mind that this is 1 Terabyte for each user, not 6 users sharing 1 Terabyte. That’s a lot of storage space for a cloud service. The OneDrive subscription also provides each user with Office 365 Home, with full versions of its essential applications and it can be installed on up to five computers, tablets, smartphones.

OneDrive for Mac


OneDrive synchronizes seamlessly across devices, works really great on the Mac and is very easy to use, saving you the stress of struggling to navigate across the screen of your Mac, looking for certain functionalities. Making it easy to access recent files is a nice touch to it too. Think I’m telling lies? Download OneDrive for Mac and tell me if the experience differs from my description. The OneDrive for Mac provides a pleasant user experience for its customers, with its polished interface. Its search is really impressive, as you can easily pick out a file out of amid a lot of files and folders and this is one of the factors that makes it a go-to product for cloud services on your Mac.

With the Files-on-demand option, you don’t need to fill up your cloud space with all the data on your PC. All have to select what file you need and they are made available, hence the name “Files-on-Demand”. However, this doesn’t restrict you from designating files from being available offline on your OneDrive for mac. Do you want to hear more before you make up your mind? Alright then.


If you are all about speed, then have no fear about having the OneDrive on your Mac. The OneDrive easily uploads files without any hassle, especially if you are connected to very fast internet. Files as heavy as 1 gigabyte can be uploaded using the OneDrive for Mac.


OneDrive performs like any other folder on your Mac, the only difference is that any data saved in the OneDrive folder will automatically be stored in the cloud. You can easily put files in the OneDrive folder by dragging and dropping them into the folder or copying and pasting your files in the OneDrive folder. See? It isn’t any different from how you handle files stored on your PC.

Also, you can add as many folders as you want to the OneDrive folder, besides the default “documents”, “photos” and “public” folders that come with it.

Setting up OneDrive on your Mac

In order to get OneDrive to running on your Mac, you need two basic items:

  • a Microsoft account; and
  • The OneDrive for Mac app.

Luckily for potential users everywhere, both are free. If you don't already have a Microsoft ID, go to the Microsoft ID signup screen and create one. By the time you are done, you'll have a new Microsoft ID. After creating your Microsoft ID, proceed to download the OneDrive for Mac app. You can easily get this from:

  1. The App store
  2. Go to the OneDrive website: Simply sign into your account on the OneDrive website.
  • The default OneDrive folder configuration will be displayed your browser. click the “Get the OneDrive App” link at the bottom of the sidebar and.
  • Click the download button to commence downloading OneDrive for Mac.
  • Open the downloads folder on your Mac and double-click the “OneDrive.pkg” file.
  • Follow the on-screen instructions to install the OneDrive application on your Mac.

After the installation has been completed, you can begin to use OneDrive on your mac.

I hope this process has been easy for you to follow and implement successfully? If no, go over then again and repeat the process as directed and I’m sure you’ll get it right the second time.

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