The top 10 solutions for mounting cloud storages
These days everything is in the clouds, cloud storages we mean. Cloud services provide us with lots of space and the convenience of accessing your images, documents, and all important data from any spot on the planet. However working with the clouds is much more convenient and professional when you can mount them as disks on your computer. This way you can work with multiple cloud storages just as if they were regular drives on your Mac. A good quality solution will let you work with any cloud storage you need without even realizing it is all online, providing with all needed options and menus for flawless file operations.
Here we listed the best 10 apps that allow mounting cloud storages.
CloudMounter is a neat little utility for mounting cloud storages and remote web servers on your Mac as local disks. It integrates with Finder and lets you mount the following cloud storages and remote servers: Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, FTP, SFTP, FTPS, WebDAV, and ownCloud. You can mount as many accounts of each cloud or server as you need. Working with remote files feels just the same way as working with local ones, with the difference that you don't have to save them to your computer. This app will securely store your server settings, while passwords are kept safe in Keychain. You can work with FUSE and OS X’s native file handling capabilities. Note that App Store edition of this app doesn't support FUSE.
2. Commander One
This classy dual-panel file manager that lets you perform various file operations with ease and even without using a computer mouse. It offers hotkeys for any action, a handy switch to show and hide hidden files, lets you manage large amounts of files and folders at once. Additionally to having two panels, Commander One lets you open an unlimited number of tabs in each panel. This app works with archives of various types and lets you work with compressed folders just as if they were regular ones. It lets you mount such cloud services as Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, ownCloud, and works with FTP and WebDAV protocols.
This service is a network drive for cloud services. It lets you mount Amazon S3 storage, Amazon Cloud Drive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, FTP and SFTP, WebDAV, OpenStack Swift, and more. It may be the most versatile mounting solution in terms of how many cloud types it supports. It offers smooth access to files without the need to sync them. However it doesn't offer a vast list of other options.
4. Mountain Duck
This app is developed for mounting server and cloud storages as local disks in Finder on Mac and in File Explorer on PC. Just as previous services it allows you to work with cloud storages and remote servers just as if they were local disks on your computer. Mountain Duck works with the following storages and servers: Amazon S3, SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, Azure, and OpenStack Swift. The app is available for Windows and for Mac OS.
This network drive app is currently only available for Windows OS, the version for Mac computers is said to be coming out soon. It offers direct access to multiple cloud storages from your desktop. To connect to an online storage you just need to enter login information, and a storage will automatically appear as a virtual drive on every start of your PC. It works with a large number of remote servers and online storages: Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, Amazon Cloud Drive, SFTP, FTP, WebDAV, and more.
6. DirectNet Drive
Another solution for Windows OS. It allows you working with remote storages as if they were local disks by simply dragging and dropping the files on Windows Explorer. You can watch movies and listen to the music directly from an FTP server without any effort. When editing some document stored on a remote server there is no need to save a local copy and then upload it again after you are done editing. DirectNet Drive works with FTP, SFTP, and WebDAV servers.
This is a simple app with a narrow focus. It only works for Amazon S3 and is only available for Windows OS. It provides you with an easy access to Amazon S3 buckets and files as if they were saved on your computer.
Gladinet is a cloud platform that offers on-demand access to cloud storages via mapped drives and works with Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, OneDrive, Amazon S3, FTP, WebDAV, and Azure. This services helps you keep your files synced across clouds, file servers, desktops and mobile devices no matter where they are located. It lets you access file servers from anywhere from mobile devices. You can consolidate file servers from remote offices.
Created with IT managers in mind this file transfer client offers a simple interface. It is available for Windows, Mac OS, iOS, and Android devices. It lets you work with cloud storage and corporate servers via one access point. With WebDrive you can edit files on FTP and corporate SFTP servers the same way you would do with files stored locally on your machine. Also it supports Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, WebDAV.
Transmit is the Mac OS X FTP client that is fast and lets you work with FTP and SFTP servers, Amazon S3 storage, and WebDAV servers. With this app you can manage websites, do backups, or upload photos. With Transmit Disk feature, it is possible to mount supported servers and storages in Finder even when Transmit is not operating.
So there you have it - top services for mounting clouds on your computer. Choose the one that works for your machine and for your needs and enjoy working with all storages from a single spot.
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