A very common problem occurs when the memory of a laptop or smartphone is almost full and, as a result, the device is feeling sluggish and slow, even when performing simple tasks. Thus, it is very important that documents are stored efficiently in order to keep the operating capacity of the devices at a high level.
However, good storage also means the security and access that one or more users can have to documents. Cyber or digital attacks are becoming more and more developed and unpredictable, and the risk of an attacker gaining access or even destroying documents is quite high. In addition, it should be noted that hardware problems can lead to the irreversible loss of your precious photos, documents, videos and more.
Thus, cloud storage is used to keep data in a safe and easily accessible place, regardless of the device used. But what can you do when you are looking to manage a lot of accounts from different cloud services? Today we’re going to compare two of the most popular cloud storage software alternatives and how they can help you access your files easily.
It’s hard managing cloud storage when you have so many accounts. CloudMounter aims to bring all of your favorite cloud services into one place. This macOS app allows users to mount cloud storage as local drive and access their data on the go, without having to use any proprietary software or access any websites.
- CloudMounter supports the latest and greatest services – Amazon S3, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive or Mega. Simply log in with your credentials and in a matter of minutes you can access your photos, videos, documents and more from the comfort of the Finder.
- This FTP client can encrypt your sensitive files before they are uploaded into the cloud. Simply turn on the encrypt function and everytime you load files into the cloud, they will be secured. All of the files will be decrypted once downloaded.
- It’s also worth knowing that CloudMounter is compatible with Windows and comes with the same benefits that you would have on your Macbook.
The main disadvantage of using CloudMounter is that it does not support making files offline which might be important to some users.
A good alternative to your average cloud storage manager is Mountain Duck. While it allows users to do similar things, it comes with some aces in its sleeve as well.
- Mountain Duck comes with an offline mode where you can edit your files whenever you want, without an internet connection and once you gain connection, they will be uploaded to the server again.
- This cloud storage manager supports a great variety of services, such as Amazon S3, WebDAV, Google Drive, Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Backblaze B2 and more.
- It comes with enhanced features for Amazon S3, where you have transfer acceleration and the ability to create pre-signed temporary URLs for selected files. You will also be able to natively open Google Docs documents and open Team Drivers with ease.
Mountain Duck is available for both Mac and Windows and comes with a free trial for both platforms. The main disadvantage of using Mountain Duck is probably the user interface that might appear hard to navigate at first.