Saturday, August 17, 2019

Mount Cloud Storage Like Local Drive With CloudMounter

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Developed by Eltima Software, CloudMounter is an application for Mac which allows you to upload and encrypt files on Dropbox and share files on Google Drive from Mac Finder without having to keep any local copies in your Mac. A lot has changed in the application since it was first released in July 2016. CloudMounter assembles all the cloud accounts and places them in the sidebar of the Finder which appear similar to any connected drive. This tool is particularly useful for those who you laptops and PCs with low capacity SSD- drives. With this app, you can ensure that all your important data is protected with end-to-end encryption and no information can be hacked even if someone steals your laptop.

How to use CloudMounter

The developers offer a fully function 15- day trial period to use CloudMounter. After installing the application and logging into the account, the remote store will appear as an icon on your desktop. The user interface is indeed simple to understand. The tool uses almost every kind of online storage option and the connections are absolutely simple to set up.

On the left-hand side of the CloudMounter window, you will be presented with a list of cloud storage services. Here, you just have to setup the cloud storage services one by one. You will need to allow access to the CloudMounter app to your Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and Dropbox.

The application also supports the following services:

  • Microsoft OneDrive
  • Google Drive
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Backblaze
  • Box
  • OpenStack Swift
  • FTP/SFTP/FTPS

Eltima is steadily working to add more services and as the license is for a lifetime validity, users do not need spend on anything extra to revel in the future inclusions.

You can name the drives as per your preference and select one drive letter for each account. Upon mounting a particular account, you will be able to access it through the explorer and browse your files and folders just like they are locally stored. Dragging files to and from the drives feel seamless and uploading them almost no time. The process is so straightforward, that it will hardly take a few minutes.

Key features of CloudMounter:

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Cloud data encryption

Users can easily encrypt their files for better security and secure the cloud storage to access them exclusively from CloudMounter. The application operates the most common and widely used Advanced Encryption Standard with 256 key lengths. All the important information that a user stores in the cloud service is securely protected and is accessible to only those users who have the decryption key.

Integration with Finder

CloudMounter integrates with the Finder which makes it extremely easy to handle the files. The application will display status icons in the Finder to allow the users to see which files are getting downloaded or uploaded. Users can also find mounted cloud volumes in the sidebar of the Finder, without the need to manually add them. The tool doesn’t save the login details of the connections and passwords are kept in the macOS Keychain.

Constant updates

The CloudMounter team is always working on better and advanced ideas which are carried out in the newer versions regularly. Users get full support from the team for any queries.

Performance

The performance of the tool is primarily dependent on the speed of the network. With a fast network, files can be transferred within seconds. However, it can take a longer duration to transfer encrypted files.

Final Thoughts

Eltima Sofware’s CloudMounter is an absolutely safe, all-inclusive and comprehensive tool that supports a huge range of cloud services and protocols. It is simple to use and add functionality, which is not generally offered by other cloud storage services.  You can try the free version, to get a real experience of the application. However, with the free trial version, you will only get support for Google Drive, Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive accounts with encryption.

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