Cloud storage providers like Dropbox, OneDrive, Box, and Google Drive offer loads of free space and powerful features for anyone who signs up for their services with the result that most of us have accounts with more than one provider. This is all good until you need to access your documents.
Then you sign in to Dropbox to access Document A and sign in to Google Drive for Document B and may even have to log in to both accounts if you want to move files between multiple cloud services. A smart web solution attempts to solves this problem for FREE is MultCloud. We created an account with MultCloud to see how it works.
Manage Multiple Cloud Services with MultCloud
Once you sign up for a free MultCloud account, you are taken straight to its dashboard, where you see a left pane with options to add a cloud account and a right pane where the contents of your selection are displayed. At the top of the screen are options to view the File manager and transfer files.
To get started, simply click Add Cloud Drives in the left pane. In the right pane, you can select a cloud service you want to add to MultCloud. Currently MultCloud supports Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Amazon S3, SugarSync, Box, Copy, WebDav, and FTP.
You have to select a cloud service, click Next, add your credentials and grant access to the app to connect with your cloud account. Keep repeating the process until you have configured multiple cloud services.
You are now ready to access all your documents and files in multiple cloud services from one place. Just double-click the name of the cloud account on the right pane and your files and folders are ready for use. You can right-click a file or folder to perform further actions on it such as Delete, Copy, Rename, Upload and so on and so forth; typical actions you would perform with any right-click context menu.
MultCloud also lets you easily move files from one cloud service to another. Just navigate to the Transfer tab, at the top of the screen, and in the Transfer service page, select the directory you want to transfer from and then select the directory you want to transfer to.
The Options button lets you configure which files you want to include or exclude from the transfer and send yourself an email notification when the task is complete. The app supports wildcards and multiple files with pipe delimiter.You can choose to make the transfer right away or schedule it for a later time. You can also schedule the job to run once, daily, weekly, or monthly at the specified time.
The MultCloud Advantage
MultCloud is a fantastic solution that comes with a number of benefits:
- Eliminates the need to sign in to multiple cloud services if that’s something you do often in your line of work
- Saves plenty of time when you need to transfer files from one cloud service to another
- You can schedule file transfers at a time that is convenient for you and automate future transfers as well
- You can instantly know when your scheduled transfers are complete via email notifications
- Although it does not currently allow edits, you can preview your files online
- You can also copy individual files to any other cloud service provider using the right-click menu option
- Searching for files across cloud services is also possible using the Search box at the top of the dashboard. You can also narrow down your search if you know which cloud service to look for it.
- There is no limitation on data traffic for the purpose of transfer
- 256-bit encryption is applied on MultCloud data transmissions
- Makes website transfers easy as it supports file transfer between FTP accounts
MultCloud is easy to sign up for and configuring various accounts only takes a few minutes. Thanks to its user friendly dashboard, you can access all the features of the app easily. The service doesn’t currently have a mobile app, but we’d love to see one in the future. If you have multiple cloud services you access every day, take advantage of the superb free cloud disk management tool MultiCloud.