Review: CloudMounter for Windows and macOS

More and more data is moving away from on-site storage and onto cloud services. The problem? There aren’t many streamlined ways to access cloud data while on a desktop or laptop, and when there are, they take the form of multiple separate apps you need to download. Do you store files on multiple services? If you want desktop access, you’ll wind up installing a OneDrive app, a Google Drive app, a Dropbox app, and so on.

CloudMounter does away with that, combing access to all your favorite cloud solutions in one simple app. And it works darn well.

Add space to your storage-starved device

If you use a MacBook or Surface Laptop with limited storage — say, 64 GB or 128 GB of space — you may feel a little bit of anxiety when you’re downloading apps and media. Hard drive space can fill up quickly, and it’s becoming increasingly difficult to install larger hard drives in these devices, as they’ve never been more unfriendly to upgrades.

The coolest thing you’ll notice upon installing CloudMounter is how it adds on to the hard drive storage space you see on your device. Your cloud services essentially become new hard drives on your system, and as long as you’re connected to the Internet, you have quick access to files stored on those services.

All the cloud you can handle

And speaking of cloud services, CloudMounter supports a lot of them. There are the biggies: your Google Drives, your One Drives, your Dropboxes. But CloudMounter also supports access to FTP accounts, Amazon S3 storage, Backblaze servers, WebDAV accounts, and Box cloud space. You’ll have no shortage of options to choose from, which means that even if you’re using the free space available on these services, you can just sign up for a new one if you want more storage.

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Multi-platform support

CloudMounter initially started out as a macOS app, but it’s recently come to Windows, so you now have the ability to add cloud storage space as a drive on whichever device you choose to use. This also comes in handy if you use a combination of different platforms across all your devices. So if you prefer a Surface on the go but you come home to a desktop Mac, you can access those cloud accounts as drives on both devices, and keep them synced up without having to lift a finger.

It’s free to try

Want to try out CloudMounter without ponying up the dough? The app offers a 15-day free trial, during which you can use all of its capabilities with no restrictions. If you’re ready to step up to the paid version once the trial expires, all you have to pay is a one-time $29.99 fee.

We’re pretty impressed with the way CloudMounter brings your cloud drives down to earth, making them accessible as though they’re physical storage. If you’re someone who stores a lot of data on the Web, this is definitely an app you’ll want to try out.

About the author

— Shawn Farner

Shawn Farner is a Harrisburg-based tech blogger who has been involved in online media for over eight years. He covers consumer electronics, Web companies, and gaming.

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