Cloud storage management services have become very popular because they provide remote access to different files and folders, in an intuitive and streamlined manner. ExpanDrive pushes things even further by allowing you to connect to multiple remote storage locations via a user-friendly interface.
ExpanDrive for Mac lets you transparently access, open, edit and save files from within all your favorite programs – TextMate, Photoshop, Acorn, Terminal, and even Finder. No need to load a separate client to transfer files. Access remote files over SSH/SFTP from directly within Finder – as easily as if they are on a USB drive you plugged directly into your own computer. It delivers super-fast background saves and transfers, and offers more cloud storage provider options than ever before.
ExpanDrive for Cloud Storage Management Features
Supports every Cloud
ExpanDrive creates a virtual USB drive that connects to all major cloud storage providers such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon Cloud Drive, Box, OneDrive, Openstack Swift, Amazon S3 or your own SFTP, FTP or WebDAV server.
Super-fast instant uploads
The tool changes the game again by moving transfers into the background – just like popular sync apps do [think: Dropbox/Google Drive]. This lets you keep working and stop waiting for transfers to complete. The app quickly uploads your files in the background. “We’ve built a multi-threaded connection engine that makes the latest version faster and much more responsive.”
Cloud storage in every application
This app acts just like a USB drive plugged into your computer. Open, edit, and save files to remote computers from within your favorite programs—even when they are on a server half a world away. Enhance every single application on your computer by transparently connecting it to remote data.
Finder & Explorer is your user interface
Securely access any remote file server directly from Finder and Explorer, or even the terminal. There’s no need to open a separate transfer client just for file transfer. ExpanDrive extends the way all applications can access data.
ExpanDrive hooks into Spotlight Search on Mac and Windows file search. Quickly search your remote storage for whatever you’re looking for. The integrated storage browser has additional support for the blazing-fast server-side search.
Multi-user file locking
ExpanDrive now propagates lock files in Microsoft Office documents across the cloud. If a user is editing an Office document, other users will only be able to open that document read-only until the editing user closes it.
File Version Management
Easily access older versions of files on cloud storage backends that support versioning, including Box, Dropbox, S3, Google Drive, OneDrive and Sharepoint.
In addition, when transferring files to various locations, ExpanDrive is able to perform the task in the background, without requiring any user interaction. This is possible thanks to the built-in multi-threaded connection engine.
Pros And Cons of ExpanDrive Cloud Storage Management
|No worries about uploading or downloading
||Creates.DS_Store files in remote server
- Windows 7 through Windows 10 including Windows Server
- 32-bit and 64-bit installations supported
- Supports Windows Server editions, including terminal server
- All modern 64 bit desktop Linux environments.
- .deb packages available for Debian & Ubuntu-based distros
- .rpm packages available for RHEL/Fedora/Centos based distros
- .aur package maintained by the community in their package repo
- .AppImage available for other types of installs
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ExpanDrive is the app you need on your Mac if you use more than one cloud storage management service or FTP server: the utility enables you to keep track of all your locations via an unobtrusive status bar menu, and “mounts” each location as a USB drive that can be managed via the Finder.