The OneDrive team having overhauled their apps, now have a newly updated web experience, giving a user a much nicer and unified experience. They did their best to create a very appealing and usable experience for their users.
A few months back, Microsoft released their brand new OneDrive app, first for Windows Phone, then for Android. Not long ago, their iOS app received an update with a redesign of the file and folder icons. Today, Microsoft released their new OneDrive website at OneDrive.live.com with a new visual overhaul. They have done their best to provide the best OneDrive experience for all devices from PCs to smartphones.
The whole experience has been redesigned from the ground up, focusing on responsive design for screens large and small. From the folders, to the menus and buttons, the whole experience feels much better. I’ve been using OneDrive as my primary cloud storage for months now. I have to say, I was never a real big fan of the original OneDrive web app. But the new one looks really nice and I feel it’s a much better experience.
When we began design work on the new web experience we could have just updated some colors, adjusted a few font sizes, and called it a day, but we knew that wouldn’t be enough. In order to achieve a truly cohesive web experience across the breadth of devices people use to access OneDrive we had to start from scratch. And, nothing is more fundamental to any design than the visual grid, color palette, and typography.
If you’re new to OneDrive, it’s Microsoft’s cloud storage service. Users get 15 GB for free and another 15 GB if they turn on camera roll auto-backup from your mobile device. If you need more storage, you can get 100 GB for $1.99 per month, or $6.99 per month for 1 TB of storage with Office 365.
Microsoft says the new site will roll out to all users over the next couple of days, and that business users will will get the update before the end of the year. They’re not done yet, so you can expect more improvements to OneDrive over time.