But what do you do when you have more than one cloud storage service and are looking to manage both? You use an app that can manage all of your favorite platforms in one place. Today we’re going to review and compare two of the most popular Mac and Windows applications: CloudMounter vs Rclone. Applications have fundamentally different interfaces, while both support similar operations.
CloudMounter is the cloud storage manager, available on Mac and Windows that aims to help users access their files directly from their computer. The main feature that the app promotes is that you can mount cloud storage as local drive, therefore allowing the possibility of accessing your files directly from your computer. Mac users can even use Finder to find their files directly from the search bar instead of navigating directly to the partition.
This powerful application comes with a slick and easy to user interface and can support all of your favorite cloud storage services. Some of the most popular choices are: Google Drive, Dropbox, WebDAV, FTP, Mega, Backblaze B2 and Amazon S3.
- You can use CloudMounter as a way to increase space on your device, by synchronizing your files with the cloud.
- Due to its privacy feature, you can choose to encrypt your files before being uploaded into the cloud. This way, you will ensure that your precious documents, photos or videos are kept safe from the hands of malicious hackers.
- By choosing to access your cloud files instead of your local ones, you are also improving your devices performance and ensuring its longevity.
Did we also mention that you can mount different drives and multi-task your cloud experience to the next level? While CloudMounter is not free, it does come with a testing period where users can experiment with the features. The price matches the great user experience and the fact that the app is constantly being updated.
This open-source FTP client alternative which is also available for Linux, BSD and Solaris and is more of a power-user of CloudMounter. The first thing you will notice when opening up Rclone is that it does not have an interface, except it works as a command line program that will help you access cloud stored files and manage them.
Whether you are looking to backup, restore, mirror, migrate or mount devices, Rclone will help you achieve that and even more.
- Rclone is an open-source command line computer program. Users can tinker around with the source code and enable even more functionality and features.
- Currently, there are over 40 supported cloud services and the list is still expanding. Some of the most used are: Dropbox, Amazon S3, 1Fichier, FTP, Google Cloud Storage and Drive, Google Photos, HTTP, pCloud, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2 and Alibaba Cloud.
- Rclone is absolutely free (you can choose to donate if you enjoyed this FTP client and its many features it provides).
If you would like an interface, you can find plenty online as third-party developers are always working around the clock on improving the platform and making it as easier as possible for new users.