The storage of my old Macbook Pro is 128 GB. There were days when pop-up notifications always showing up saying “Your disk is almost full”. It was really annoying, and I had to find a solution.
Where could I do? I tried to back up, delete, use an external drive, and cloud storage services. I found cloud storage one of the most convenient ways to back up data.
But there’s one problem though, it’s a hassle to switch between different services like Google Drive, Dropbox, etc. That’s why I’m using CloudMounter now.
What Is CloudMounter?
CloudMounter is not a cloud service provider, but a tool that brings many cloud storage services altogether so you can access all of them easily. Suppose CloudMounter is a big house, in it, there are many rooms. Each room is one cloud storage or server.
CloudMounter works with many cloud services and different servers, like Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, FTP/SFTP/FTPS, OpenStack Swift, Box, Backblaze B2, WebDAV, and etc. Not only connecting to these services, but it also provides data encryption.
How Does CloudMounter Work?
After you installed CloudMounter on your Mac, you can see this main interface like this.
The left panel shows the services you connected. On the right side, CloudMounter lists all the services that they support connecting. As of now, they support 10.
1. Easy Cloud Storage Tunnel
Due to limitations of cloud storage, many of us are using different cloud services, such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive. These are common providers. If you go to a web browser and open the web pages of these services every time, it can be time-consuming.
So by adding your account of Google Drive, Dropbox or even OneDrive to CloudMounter, you can access all of them without any pain, all through Finder.
Even though CloudMounter is a third-party app, it works seamlessly with macOS system and it enables you to access those cloud storage directly from Finder.
Add your cloud storage accounts to CloudMounter, then you’ll find them in your Finder and this won’t take any of your local disk space, which is really awesome.
Meanwhile, it’s super easy to upload, move or take any file from the cloud to your Mac. You don’t need to download, just drag the files out to your desktop.
2. High Data Encryption
CloudMounter has integrated data encryption to protect your data. For the folders in your cloud storage, you are able to encrypt them. Here’s how to do it:
- Choose a folder.
- Right-click and select Encrypt.
- Set up the password and encrypt your folder.
Even when other people have access to your cloud storage, if filenames are encrypted, they will not understand the names, because what they see is a series of nonsense code like this:
Price And Platform Compatibility
As of this writing, CloudMounter is available for macOS, Windows, and Linux.
You are able to download the app from its official website. It also provides a free trial for 15 days. So if you are unsure whether it will work for you, you can test drive the trial version first.
The cost of CloudMounter per Mac user is $45 (one-time cost). This also includes a lifetime upgrade. If you buy from the App Store, the cost is $30 per year.
You can also get CloudMounter from Setapp, a software subscription service with a 7-day free trial, and $9.99 per month later. You are allowed to access all the software in it, including CloudMounter.
Is CloudMounter Worth It?
If you deal with different cloud storage services or servers very often, CloudMounter can be very convenient for you. You don’t need to go to each service every time or wait to download the files.
$45 is not cheap for a service integrator like CloudMounter, but consider the time it saves you, I personally think it’s totally worth it. For me, I work with different storage services a lot with my team, and I found it very useful and I’d be glad to put it into my productivity toolbox.
Mounting the cloud storage and servers and integrating them into Mac Finder, the convenience and value CloudMounter brings is huge. It also has a data encryption feature that provides higher security for your sensitive data. At $45 per license, it’s worth the price tag and I recommend this app.
Jessica is the co-founder and content manager. She has been fascinated by the startup culture in Silicon Valley and she loves building things from zero to one. When she is not writing, she loves getting close to nature and shoot photos with her iPhone and Canon EOS 80D.