OneDrive app for Windows Phone updated with many improvements

Microsoft released a new version of the OneDrive app for Windows Phone devices this week. This is the first update for the app since the company renamed its cloud data storage service from SkyDrive to OneDrive earlier this year.

The new 4.1 version is now available for download in the Windows Phone Store, and according to its change notes, it contains quite a few improvements. One of them is that the app now "looks great on large screen devices" such as the recent 6 inch Nokia Lumia 1520.

The new version now allows for multiple files, photos, and videos to be uploaded to a OneDrive account at once, which should be a huge time save. Users can now open and share OneDrive files in other apps. There's also a new "immersive view" for photos, and users can now sort files and photos by name, along with which file is newest or oldest, or which has the biggest or smallest file size. Finally, there are a number of unnamed bug fixes and performance improvements.

This update is pretty much a must for Windows Phone owners to get as it brings many user-requested features to the OneDrive app, especially its new multiple file upload addition.

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I like smaller headers like in WP 8.1 better - like in the People Hub and Bing apps.

Hopefully, they will bring a Windows Phone 8.1 app with a consistent hub design when the OS goes full and official. As well as for other apps.

"many improvements": what are you talking about?! ;)

e.g.
- still no way to stream musik from the cloud
- still very slow
- still no easy way to select several files at once
- same old boring ui

yves707 said,
"many improvements": what are you talking about?! ;)

e.g.
- still no way to stream musik from the cloud
- still very slow
- still no easy way to select several files at once
- same old boring ui

You can't be talking about the same app. You can do everything you just listed, and it's very fast...

Seketh said,

You can't be talking about the same app. You can do everything you just listed, and it's very fast...

It is fast?
2/3 of the screen estate is covered by junk. Only shows 4 and a half tracks per view.
How can you select 2 tracks and play just those? Hint, you can.

It is a piece of crap.

"many" improvements. The changelog in the app itself only contained only 2 improvements.
And this article only lists 2 improvements.

"bug fixes and general improvements" are placed in the changelog by default, both MS and Nokia do this in pretty much every update.

"No filesystem support for apps"
There I fixed it for you. Apps having unlimited access to the file system is not something to look forward to...

sanke1 said,
Still severely limited. No filesystem support on Windows based device! This defies what Windows stands for today.

Don't want any apps to access my phones file system. Keeping them locked in their isolated space is the best way to go.

sanke1 said,
Still severely limited. No filesystem support on Windows based device! This defies what Windows stands for today.

Have an iPhone and about the only "file system" it has is access to the photos. Most people don't manage their files from their phones. I can understand...maybe...the need. I don't create a lot of documents on my phone however, and I don't think 'most' people do. I am usually pulling up documents on my phone for quick reference or something. I just picture it as a mobile extension of my desktop/laptops to access my files anywhere - but certainly not a method to put documents into OneDrive. "nice to have" - yes, security concern - absolutely, limited or missing feature - certainly not.

The one big downside to this is that it still only lets you download pictures, can't download videos or music or even documents to your phone if you wanted to.

mnl1121 said,
You can stream videos off of OneDrive.

Yeah, that's fine and dandy but I still want the option to download them to my phone, they're my files anyways and I'm not always on wifi or have 3g/4g data to spend on streaming media.