Cloud services are being used by everyone today.
In fact, it doesn’t matter if you are an IT pro, or a home user, chances are you use them.
Backup (specifically cloud backup), file transfer, sharing photos with family and friends, or just syncing your own documents between multiple devices are all example for cloud services.
I’m sure you’ve heard before about Dropbox, OneDrive (by Microsoft), Amazon S3 and Cloud Drive, and Box.
All of the above are well known brands in the industry of cloud services, and they are all accessible and affordable services to anyone with Internet connection.
So clearly, the problem today is not getting access to, or owning, a cloud service account.
In fact, recent surveys show that users in general, and IT professionals specifically, use more than one cloud service.
The problem today is about managing these services.
With Most brands offer a free tier level for their services, so can try them with no cost (limited only by storage space, or time), and with more and more people having more than one cloud service account, the management part (remember passwords, transfer files between accounts and so…) is now the major challenge, yes even more than security according to recent surveys from 2015 and 2016.
This is where MultCloud jumps in,
MultCloud focuses on traffic (copy, move, transfer) all from a single, centralized, interface to manage all you cloud services accounts.
Meet Multcloud – Your one stop shop for cloud services management
- The concept – add all your cloud services to one management file-manager like interface.
Manage them all from the same, familiar, interface. Move, copy transfer between accounts in just a few clicks and
without impacting your desktop (or laptop) performance, as everything is being done in the cloud.
- Single point of view
See all your services, their capacity and free space in one list.
See all your shares (created by MultCloud) and add new ones.
- Automation – Want to differ an action, or create repetitive one?
Automation got you covered. Just select “schedule later” in task settings and configure it as you wish.
A practical use case for such transfer may be an online course content which is stored on S3 drive for protection and better access.
After a while when the course is over the course content is transferred to a less secured, cheaper storage.
Of for example, Dropbox shares are much easier to open the OneDrive shares (Sorry MS, but it’s true).
So you could keep the files you need to share / collaborate on frequently on Dropbox, and when you’re done, move them to another service.
Yes, I know, it can all be done on your desktop / laptop without a 3rd party service.
But It gets easier to do it all from one place, plus it removes the dependency of your device, or draining your bandwidth.
Few more thoughts about MultCloud
- User interface – I find the user interface to be a bit outdated.
Don’t get me wrong, it is simple, and you won’t get lost. But it cloud still use a good touch up by a designer.
- Client – While MultCould is essentially just a management layer,
I would still like to be able to manage all the features via a client instead of logging in to the web interface.
I’m a bit old-fashioned, I know.
- Google Chrome Extension – MultCloud extension for Google Chrome allows you to transfer files to Google Drive or transfer from Google Drive to other cloud services.
It is not a replacement for a full client, but if you own and use Google Drive it can certainly assist in managing and checking the status of your Google Drive related tasks.
More information about MoultCloud Chrome extension and setup instructions is available here.
- Search – You must select a service in order to search for files.
While it is still better than switching between providers, it is not as easy as it cloud be.
I would like to see the option to search once, and have MultCloud go over all the connected accounts.
Account tiers and pricing
MultCloud offers two levels of accounts – Free and Premium.
The premium account offers an unlimited data traffic per month, faster speed, and better technical support.
But for most users, especially in the beginning, the free edition of MultCoud is enough.
For up to date information about MultCloud pricing visit – https://multcloud.com/price
MultCloud does a great job in bringing cloud services together.
The user interface is simple, and the learning curve is so short, you’d be up and running with the service in minutes.
It still has some way to go, and place for improvement (so me a service or a product who doesn’t),
but for the great price of FREE MultCloud is a great starting place to manage multiple cloud accounts and you should definitely give it a try.
To sign up for a free account simply visit MultCloud website and sign up, or choose to experiment without signing up at the top right-hand side.