Nowadays, there are a wealth of cloud applications available at our fingertips. These can include OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon… can be a little overwhelming when you think about it! A big pet peeve is having to manage all of our cloud products one at a time, wouldn’t it be handy if this could all be governed under one application? Well… introducing MultCloud! Move and sync your files from one cloud app to another with a few simple mouse clicks.Main Features
- Transfer data across clouds
- Migrate from one cloud to another
- Data can be transferred in the background without interfering with running applications.
- Sync way support
- Check and manage transfer tasks
- Manage files/folders, download/upload files, rename files/folders, move files/folders from one location to another within their own cloud app etc
- Multi language support
- Scheduled transfer, sync and backup data (Paid version)
- Transfer files with specific extensions (Paid version)
The Cloud Drives that can be currently managed with MultCloud are: Google Drive, Google Drive for G Suite, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, FTP, Amazon Drive, MEGA, Box, Flickr, MediaFire, Amazon S3, HubiC, SugarSync, Alfresco, MySQL, Evernote, Egnyte, pCloud, Backblaze, WebDav, ownCloud, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, Yandex, HiDrive, ADrive, WEB.DE and BaiDu.Test Run
Now let us see for ourself if MultCloud is the one dreams are made of!
First, we go and sign up for the MultCloud account. We fill in a few details and away we go.
After activating the account via email, we sign into the application and are presented with the friendly and easy to use interface. Nothing overly complicated about it which is a delight to behold. The top row shows the options available to us – Cloud Explorer, Cloud Transfer, Cloud Sync and Add Clouds. The data we have trafficked with the app so far is shown in a gauge on the top right hand side.
Let’s go ahead and add a Cloud Drive! We choose ‘Google Drive’ and select Next.
We can change the display name if we prefer and click ‘Add Google Drive Account’ button. If you don’t have a Google Drive account already, the app kindly presents a link where you can go register.
After a few prompts, our Google Drive is now added to MultCloud that we can manage. We can upload files onto it if we desire, rename files and folders, move files around just as you would in the app itself.
We then test out by moving files from Google Drive to our Dropbox account. We select the Cloud Transfer tab. Again, very clear and to the point, we need to select our from directory and to target directly of where we want to save our files to.
We decide to transfer our folder from Google Drive to Dropbox. We click ‘Transfer Now’.
Success! Our data has been transferred over to our Dropbox account. This process is shown in Task Manager.
Time to test out Cloud Sync to see if this works out too. We put in a two-way sync this time between Dropbox and Google Drive. Click ‘Sync Now’.
Again the sync goes ahead without a hitch. If the Task Manager doesn’t automatically open, we can find out how our sync performed by navigating to it from clicking the small icon next to the data traffic gauge. This is a proficient way of reviewing your previous tasks performed in MultCloud and whether they were successful or not. You can also repeat the task if you wish instead of having to manually reset it up again.Support
MultCloud offers a full Support section on their website that has a discussion forum where users can submit posts associated with support tips, bugs, recommendations and general chit chat. There is also an Help & FAQ section which we suggest looking into before contacting the MultCloud developers directly and having to wait for a response. However, if you still need help, you can email them.Should I upgrade?
The free version of MultCloud offers users with the ability to manage up to 2TB of data traffic and you can acquire more data storage (1 point = 10GB) by performing a few options i.e. sharing MultCloud to a social networking site. The features on offer are more than enough if you only have a few cloud apps and less than 2TB of data to manage.
If you have tonnes of data across multiple channels and want to eliminate administrative overhead then the Premium Plan option may be a more suitable option. Pricing can start from US $7.99 per month or you can receive discounts if you opt to pay quarterly or yearly. You also acquire a number of more features with the Premium Plan such as scheduling sync times, email notifications and configuring file settings.Final Thought
An effective, reliable and cost efficient online service that enables users to strategically manage their cloud applications in one place. Files can easily be transferred and synced between cloud apps without connection speed bottleneck issues or bandwidth utilisation. We particularly enjoyed the ability to ‘experience without signing up’ option on the MultCloud website. You can navigate and test out the application features without even needing an account! Although we do think that this product would be even more popular if the developers look into configuring a mobile app so that users can configure their cloud apps more easily on the go via mobile phone/tablet.