More Intuitive Sync Options
I'm coming from Dropbox to OneDrive. Lots of reasons why - but nevertheless - I have noticed something about these two syncing clients for Mac. With Dropbox - if I choose to sync a large folder of files (sometimes 40GB and up) - the Dropbox client will automatically allocate space on the Mac before downloading the files. (I can watch it take that space before the files are available). It also syncs 50+ files at a time, which is great when there are thousands of smaller files like documents and images. In contrast, the OneDrive client does not appear to allocate the required space before and it does not allow for that many files to sync at one time. Appears to be limited to around 10? Also noticed that if I quit the Dropbox client and re-open, it picks up where it left off in syncing the files. I believe this is because all of the files technically exist here:
before they become available to me in the main folder. If I quit the OneDrive client in the middle of a file sync (up or down) the sync has to start over.
I can also testify that the OneDrive client is still lacking in efficient memory usage. Very big memory leaks right now. Noticing quite a few people having this issue.
I do love OneDrive and the software that comes with my subscriptions. And I think Microsoft is working very hard to create a good product - but there are some foundational aspects to the client for Mac that need attention, a few I've noted here and several others have posted in this forum as well.