Amazon’s WorkDocs Drive is now available for Windows

By: George Finley
2 minute read
Amazon WorkDocs Drive

Microsoft’s OneDrive has a new competitor, and we are referring to Amazon’s WorkDocs Drive.

Amazon’s WorkDocs Drive is a fully managed, secure storage and sharing service. It also comes with high administrative controls and lots of feedback capabilities.

Amazon released WorkDocs Drive for Microsoft Windows in a preview, and with this new app, you will be able to make your cloud-stored files available in Windows File Explorer on-demand.

Amazon’s WorkDocs Drive features

Amazon’s WorkDocs Drive comes with the following features included:

  • You can share links to files, and you also can invite Amazon WorkDocs Drive users to collaborate on these files.
  • You will be able to lock files that you are working on to keep these from being overwritten by other users.
  • You will be able to add files to your favorites on Amazon’s WorkDocs Drive.
  • You can store favorites for offline access.
  • You can effortlessly search for files on Amazon WorkDocs Drive and then open any file in the Amazon WorkDocs Drive web client to provide feedback.
  • All the changes that you will be making are automatically synced to Amazon WorkDocs Drive over an encrypted connection.

How to apply for Amazon’s WorkDocs Drive

If we have managed to get your attention regarding this competitor for Microsoft’s OneDrive app, you can apply for Amazon WorkDocs Drive Limited Preview and check it out to see how everything works.

On Amazon’s page, you are told that you now have the opportunity to check out WorkDocs Drive for Windows which is currently available in Limited Preview.

You are also told that you will need an AWS Account Number to be able to apply. You have to submit some information to request an invitation for program participation and then all you have to do is wait to get more instructions once you are accepted into the Preview.

Amazon WorkDocs Drive is compatible with Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 + and Windows Server 2008, 2012 R2 and 2016.

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