Make it Easier to Manage Cloud Storage with These Services

Make it Easier to Manage Cloud Storage with These Services

Most of us today spend majority of our computing life in the cloud. And like me, it is no longer unusual to use more than one cloud-based storage service, including Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive and others. However, do you find yourself forgetting where you’ve stored your files and which service you used? Do you wish you could easily move or copy those files between your cloud services, or between the services and your local storage?

Worry no more! Here are 3 services to help you manage your files:

Jolicloud Desktop

Jolicloud desktop is the newest version of the cloud service, Jolicloud. Like the other services I’ll feature here, it allows you to access several cloud services at one time using a single, web-based interface.

To start using Jolicloud desktop, go to the site, click the Try Desktop link, and create your account. Similar to some sites these days, you do that by using your existing Google or Facebook account — but unlike many sites, there’s no separate email login. If you don’t have either a Google or Facebook account, or you prefer not to associate your account with a third-party app, then it’s bad news for you.

After setting up a Jolicloud account, link your cloud storage accounts to it, a simple matter of clicking “Add new accounts” and following the prompts. Jolicloud connects a dozen cloud-based services, including OneDrive, Google Drive and Dropbox.

MultCloud

Like the other cloud-management services in this article, MultCloud treats your cloud services like they’re one large hard disk. It works with 26 cloud providers, which includes your Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox and SugarSync.

Adding services is quite simple – just click the service you want to add and follow the prompts. Each service is listed on the left. Afterwards, click to browse through each. You can rename, delete, copy, move and share files and folders by right-clicking on the file or folder.

Viewing files is very easy – MultCloud uses Google’s document viewer no matter which service you use.

Otixo

Otixo, like the previous two I mentioned, treats your cloud services as part of one large hard drive. You set up your cloud accounts to jive with Otixo by clicking the appropriate icons and following prompts. It is compatible with 35 cloud storage services, such as Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox.

One of Otixo’s selling points is the way it makes your files shareable, using a feature called Spaces. To use it, you create a new Space, drag files to it from any of your cloud services, and then give people access to that Space.  The main attraction of this service is the way it lets you easily share files from different cloud services using the Spaces feature.

My Afterthoughts…

Perhaps you’re a multiple cloud services user and find it challenging to remember where your files are. You probably want to manage files from a single location and want to copy and move files across different cloud formats. Then you’d do well to try one of these cloud management services.

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