Most of us have several online hosting services configured, and our documents distributed among them: Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, Box … And unless you are very organized and use each of them for a specific purpose, in the end so much variety usually ends in chaos and you don’t know what you keep in each one of them.
This is where a service like MultCloud can come in handy. It is a platform that combines multiple online file hosting services in a single interface, so that you can control them all at the same time comfortably, move files from one to another and combine the available space between them.
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How to start using MultCloud
To use MultCloud you can identify yourself with your Facebook or Google credentials, or if you prefer, create a new user account. One detail that I liked is that if you only want browse to see what it’s like without committing to anythingAll you have to do is click the “Experience without signing up” button.
Once you have been identified as a user, you can start adding the hosting services you use. MultCloud has support for more than 20, from the most popular like Dropbox, Google Drive or OneDrive, to lesser known ones like WebDav, CloudMe or Cubby.
In most cases MultCloud will use the API of the service in question to connect it with your platform. Logically, you will have to give the corresponding permissions. In other cases, you will have to provide the access data directly to MultCloud (for example, if you add your own FTP server), which may raise doubts for some users regarding security and privacy.
After having connected your hosting services with MultCloud, you can manage them comfortably from your file manager. The services appear in a sidebar on the left, while the window on the right shows the contents of the one you have currently selected.
Moving files between services, the most practical
It should be noted that from the file manager you can perform all kinds of operations, such as deleting or renaming files, creating new folders and of course, move files from one service to another – something for which MultCloud is especially useful. You can do it with individual files, or if it is a complete backup, use the Transfer tool. This tool allows you to move entire folders and has some configuration options to control whether files are renamed, overwritten, etc.
MultCloud has a version free with some limitations: You cannot schedule file transfers and you cannot use transfer filters. Also, the data traffic in the free version is limited to 2 TB, but it can be increased to 10 TB by doing a bit of spamming of the service on your social media profiles.
In summary, MultCloud is an interesting service because it allows you to manage multiple file hosting services more comfortably – and it is especially very useful if for some reason you want to move all your files from one service to another. On the contrary, using it means giving an application access to your information from Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive and others, and at this point each one must decide to what extent they trust.
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