Developer Eltima Software
Eltima is a software developer for Windows and Mac related applications. They are in business for 15 years and provide smaller but useful utilities. SyncMate and Folx are some fine examples of their applications. Their last marketed application is called CloudMounter ( version 1.0 ) which is a neat and practical utility which we will discuss in this review.
CloudMounter installs like any other application, no reboot required. First time opening, lets you fill the serial/license number and after verification you’re ready for setting up your cloud connections. CloudMounter will integrate in your OSX system and places an icon-menu in your top-menubar.
CloudMounter is a system utility allowing you to mount different cloud storages and web servers to your Mac which will appear as local disks.
Connections can be made to:
- Microsoft OneDrive
- Google Drive
- Amazon S3
- FTP and WebDAV servers in Finder
Most Mac users will have one or more accounts on Google Drive ( which provides largest Free space ) and Dropbox. Nowadays many users also have their own website which makes FTP client connections with CloudMounter a welcome feature.
If you only have one cloud account you obviously don’t need this application, however if you have two or more Google Drive accounts only ONE will show in your Finder. You will have to use the
web version of Google Drive to handle your files. This is where CloudMounter excels providing you ( virtual ) local harddisks for each and every cloud connection.
No more web file handling/transfers, now you can transfer or open files like a normal harddisk. There is a little delay of course as you are transferring data over your wifi or home/business network
to the cloud.
It will sync with your OSX system at system logon. It really works well, considering you’re dealing with a Virtual harddisk. Your private internet connection speed will probably have influence on your experience in behavior, but so does your private Google Drive on the web file handling.
Interface has a nice and clean layout. Just choose your desired cloud connection and fill your login credentials. Google/Dropbox accounts will ask your confirmation to give access to your files.
Now you’re nearly done, just name your cloud connection and choose ‘MOUNT”.
Great, a new harddisk icon is placed on your desktop ready for work. It needs to sync first, but from now one you may use it as a normal harddisk. This makes life a lot easier if you have multiple cloud accounts.
All your FTP/WebDav passwords will be saved in the OSX keychain. ( install will ask you for ‘allow keychain access’ ), and sent directly to the SSL-encrypted server channels. This is the first application which really works, unlike some other competitors applications.
CloudMounter is a great and reliable application which makes your web based cloud connections like Google Drive and Dropbox behave like a normal local harddisk. If you have multiple cloud accounts, this is the utility to go for. Wether you are company or a private user, this application will make life easier for you and save time and effort.
A full 5 star recommendation, without any hesitation. Well done Eltima.