This cloud storage manager has proven popular with users thanks to a suite of innovative features and a streamlined interface. The most notable feature of CloudMounter is that it lets you mount a cloud drive on Windows or macOS as if it were local drive on your device, allowing you to manage and move files stored on the cloud through File Explorer or Finder. This lets users save considerable time and effort as they can leverage all their different cloud services in a fast and efficient manner without having to deal with different proprietary user interfaces or browser-based access to manage their files in the cloud.
CloudMounter is compatible with all the major cloud storage services like Amazon S3, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and more. Additionally, this file manager is also compatible with protocols like FTP and WebDAV. There’s no limit on the amount of cloud storage services you can mount with CloudMounter, and you can also access different accounts from the same cloud provider simultaneously. For anyone who needs to jump between accounts in a hurry, this feature is a real gift as it saves time and effort logging in and out of different accounts.
All data is protected with end-to-end encryption to ensure that your files are secure at all times, while Keychain integration is available for Mac users. These features and more combine to make CloudMounter a great solution for anyone who needs to juggle different cloud storage services together to manage their files with pinpoint accuracy. Plus, with your cloud storage mounted as a drive, navigating all your different storage solutions through a single interface means any file stored online is only ever a few clicks away.
Like CloudMounter, CloudHQ is a cloud storage manager that allows users to link all their various cloud storage services. However, CloudHQ differs in many respects. It’s key selling point is the ability to synchronize different drives with each other in two ways:
- One-way synchronization migrates data from one cloud storage drive to another.
- Two-way synchronization ensures both drives maintain any changes in one drive with the other.
This is useful for backing up large file collections, but CloudHQ may not be especially nimble for users looking to transfer specific kinds of files between their accounts. There’s no option to preview files or search through their contents, which limits the appeal for users who need more accuracy in their file management, especially if they plan on accessing their files on a regular basis. Also, file syncing is continuous, which is good for maintaining backups, but we would have liked to have seen the option for scheduling synchronization as well. Access to CloudHQ comes through your web browser, so there’s no dedicated client app available.
CloudHQ does allow the option to sync and migrate multiple accounts which may make the service more attractive for commercial use by IT admins. This means you can use the service to create company-wide data backups to anyone with admin privileges. If you want to backup your Office 365 or Google Drive accounts, CloudHQ makes this easy to set up with speed and simplicity.
As we can see, CloudHQ is a more stripped-down cloud storage service that excels with the straightforward task of backing up drive data in bulk, making it ideal for IT admin jobs. However, browser-based access and a lack of search features do feel like they’re holding the service back somewhat. CloudHQ doesn’t feature end-to-end encryption, which may well be a concern for some users. On the other hand, two-step verification can be enabled to help keep your account access secure.