Mountain Duck 1.1
Access cloud storage using Finder
£29.99 FROM iterate, mountainduck.io NEEDS OS X 10.7 or higher, a supported online storage account
Mountain Duck is a tool with limited appeal – web developers will get more from it than anyone else, we suspect – but what it does, it does pretty well.
It’s designed to integrate online servers and storage into OS X itself, by mounting them as virtual drives in Finder, providing systemwide access to their contents.
Mountain Duck is from the makers of Cyberduck (cyberduck.io), which is an open-source tool that gives you easy access to FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, S3 and OpenStack Swift server storage through the app itself. While this new app works independently of Cyberduck, they’re best as a pair: create a connection using Cyberduck’s user-friendly front end, then bookmark it – this is shared with Mountain Duck, so you can easily connect to your online storage through its menu bar icon.
Once connected, your online storage is mounted as a virtual drive, and appears under Favorites in Finder’s sidebar. A glitch occurs if you set the app to run at startup but don’t close it before restarting; it’ll create copies of your shortcuts in Favorites.
Performance depends on the speed of your connection, but the app is simple and pretty stable. It’s overpriced for what it does and there things to fix, but Mountain Duck certainly does what it says on the tin.
This app is a convenient way to
access your online storage.