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9 More Cloud Storage Managers

When the original post 10 Cloud Storage Managers was written back in 2013 there were only those 10 cloud storage managers around. Since then the market has grown considerably and now not only have desktop cloud storage managers but you also have dedicated cloud storage managers just for your Andoid or iOS device. Here is the short list of the cloud storage managers that were on the first 10 cloud storage managers post and what their status is as of the writing of this new post.

 
  • CloudKaf?© – Closed.
  • Jolicloud – Still available.
  • Primadesk – Still available.
  • cloudHQ – Still available.
  • CarotDAV – Still available.
  • BusyFlow – Closed.
  • IFTTT – Still available.
  • Zapier – Still available.
  • BackupBox – Still available but now called Mover.io.

Enough looking at the old list, here are another 9 cloud storage managers for you to take a look at, then let us know what your favorite is in the comments.

Otixo

OtixoIf you have been looking at other cloud storage manager lists you have probably seen Otixo listed on most of them. Based in Colorado, Otixo offers users a limited free plan as well as paid plans starting at $4.99/month or $47.90/year.

They also offer a Windows 8 client as well as apps for Android, iOS and Windows Phone. They also have a very nice web interface and to manage your files and collaborate no matter what cloud service they are using.

The list of support cloud storage services is also quite robust. They support:

  • Copy
  • Google Drive
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • FTP
  • WebDav
  • OneDrive
  • Picasa
  • Facebook
  • Cubby
  • Mediencenter
  • SugarSync
  • Amazon S3
  • Huddle
  • Alfresco
  • OwnCloud
  • Yandex
  • CloudMe
  • 4Shared
  • WEB.DE
  • Dump Truck
  • MyDrive
  • Online FileFolder
  • FilesAnywhere
  • Digital Bucket
  • Flickr
  • HIDrive
  • GMX.DE

I can see why Otixo is listed often on the cloud storage manager lists, it seems to work well when I tried it and was very easy to navigate.

Cloudz

CloudzCloudz, formerly called OneBigDrive, is owned by All Marketing Solutions, a US based company. They currently offer desktop clients for Windows and Mac with mobile apps for Android and iOS coming soon. What sets Cloudz apart from some of the other cloud storage managers is how it handles your data. It takes your data and encrypts it before sending it over to the cloud storage services you use. It turns all your cloud storage space into one big drive. It looks like they offer a free trial and I would like to tell you how much the paid plans are but multiple visits on different computers and all show the pricing page as broken. When it is available again I will update this information.

Currently it looks like they support the following cloud storage providers:

  • OneDrive
  • Google Drive
  • Box
  • Dropbox
  • Yandex Disk

CloudBuckit

CloudBuckitBased out of Denmark has a pretty impressive list of services that they support. Currently it looks like it is only for Windows but the website says iOS and Android apps are on the way. Not sure how long that will be. They currently offer a 21 day trial (seriously 21 days, who offers a 21 day trial?) and prices start at $3.79/month, $34.99/year or a one time payment of $67.89.

The current services that CloudBuckit supports are:

  • Google Drive
  • Dropbox
  • OneDrive
  • SugarSync
  • Box
  • Amazon S3
  • Kanbox
  • FTP
  • Copy
  • Evernote
  • WebDAV
  • Flickr
  • Picasa
  • Instagram
  • Smugmug
  • Facebook
  • VK
  • Twitter
  • Weibo
  • MEGA

Note: this is the only company I have noticed that supports MEGA.

CloudFuze

CloudFuzeCloudFuze made themselves know by commenting on the old cloud storage manager post, so I thought I should remember to include them in the new one. They appear to be based out of the United States according to their contact page.

The offer a Windows desktop client as well as an Android and iOS app. You can also manage your cloud storage through their web interface. They do offer a 30 day free trial and plans start at $4.99/month or $49.99/year.

I tried to find a list of storage services they support on the website but couldn’t. I had to finally create a trial account to get a list. Perhaps their marketing department might want to make that a little more obvious.

Here are the cloud storage services they support:
Public Cloud Storage

  • Google Drive
  • Box
  • OneDrive
  • Dropbox
  • ShareFile
  • SugarSync
  • Amazon S3
  • Egnyte
  • FTP
  • WebDav

Enterprise Content Management Systems (ECMs) and Private Cloud StorageECM and Private Cloud Storage is supported in the CloudFuze enterprise version.

  • SharePoint 2013
  • SharePoint 2010
  • Documentum
  • Alfresco
  • Eucalyptus
  • Cloudian
  • CMIS
  • Azure
  • Object Storage
  • NFS Storage

ExpanDrive

ExpanDriveI came across ExpanDrive when I was looking for alternatives to Bitcasa. While ExpanDrive is certainly an excellent option for Bitcasa users it is also a very good cloud storage manager. It is currently only available for Windows and Mac but allows users to mount cloud storage as other hard drives and read and write to them as if they were local drives. They offer a seven day free trial with prices starting at $49.95 for a single user. That is a one time purchase with no upgrades. Considerably cheaper than the subscription based services.

The current version of ExpanDrive supports the following cloud storage services:

  • Dropbox
  • Box
  • Google Drive
  • OneDrive
  • OpenStack
  • RackSpace Cloud Files
  • OwnCloud
  • Copy
  • hubiC
  • DreamObjects
  • HP Helion
  • Amazon S3
  • SFTP
  • WebDav

ZeroPC

ZeroPCZeroPC is based in San Mateo, California and from what I can tell they not only let you manage your cloud storage but have a larger idea of moving your whole desktop experience to the cloud. Your desktop moves with you, just login from a browser. From a cloud storage manager perspective they currently are available on the Web, Android and iOS. They have a limited free plan, a Basic plan starting at $2.99/month and a Pro plan at $9.99/month.

I could not find a conprehensive list of services on their website,only a partial one. The partial list includes:

  • Google Docs
  • Dropbox
  • Box
  • Evernote
  • SugarSync
  • Picasa
  • Instagram
  • Flickr
  • Twitter
  • Facebook

The graphic on the home shows several other logos of cloud services I recognized as well, like Copy, Amazon and OneDrive. Not sure why they would not list all the services somewhere on the site, but I guess their marketing department did not think it was important.

I did actually give ZeroPC a try and it is an interesting idea to have cloud based desktop that you can just login to with a browser.

Syncany

SyncanyHad enough of propriety systems and only want to use open source tools from now on? Then you might want to take a look at Syncany. It is an open source and has plugins or options to use various cloud storage. Some of the implemented ones already are:

  • Amazon S3
  • FTP
  • SFTP
  • WebDAV
  • Samba
  • OpenStack Swift
  • Dropbox

It currently uses Java and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. If you like open source and don’t mind taking the time to get it working Syncany might be the perfect cloud storage manager for you.

StorageMadeEasy

StorageMadeEasyStorageMadeEasy looks to be based out of England and probably should have been included on the last cloud storage manager list. They offer a free account with up to 5GB free with Amazon S3. They have desktop clients for Windows, Mac and Linux and mobile apps for Android, Blackberry, iOS and Windows Phone. They also offer a web portal and several browser extensions for easy access.

They offer a limited free plan that gives you access to up to 3 cloud storage services and 2GB/month of bandwidth. Personal accounts start at $59.99/year.

The list of supported cloud services on their website is long but slightly out of date, since they still list Ubuntu One. The following comes from the list of support cloud storage services you can add to your account on the web portal.

  • Alfresco On-Premise
  • Amazon S3
  • Amplidata
  • AnyEmail
  • Basecamp
  • Box
  • Cloudian
  • CloudMe
  • CMIS
  • Copy
  • DropBox
  • Dump Truck
  • Egnyte
  • EMC Atmos
  • Evernote
  • FilesAnywhere
  • FTP/FTPS/SFTP
  • Gmail
  • Google Apps Email
  • Google Docs
  • Google Drive
  • Google sites
  • Google Storage
  • HostingSolutions.it
  • HP Cloud
  • IBM Connection Files
  • iCloud
  • iKeepinCloud
  • Jive
  • Memset Memstore
  • Mezeo
  • Office 365 / OneDrive Pro
  • OneDrive (free)
  • Open S3 – S3 Compatible Cloud
  • OpenStack
  • PogoPlug
  • RackSpace CloudFiles
  • SafeSync
  • Salesforce
  • Scality
  • Sharepoint
  • SugarSync
  • ThinkOn
  • Ubuntu One
  • WebDav
  • Windows Azure
  • Zimbra

StorageMadeEasy appears to be a great service and I have had no problems in my testing of the free account, contacting them on the other hand is another matter. I have tried to contact them several times about becoming an affiliate partner using the form on their website and never heard back. That does not give me any confidence that their support channels will be much better. Perhaps your experience contacting them will be better than mine.

MultCloud

MultCloudI will be honest MultCloud is here because I want them to STOP emailing me. Ever since the first cloud storage manager post went up this company has been constantly contacting me about being listed here. A few things you need to know about this company. First off they are owned by AOMEI Technology which is based in Chengdu, China. The MultCloud website states their “Website is hosted in the United States and our services are provided from the United States” but they are owned by a company in China so you decide if you want to give them the authorization to use your cloud storage. Second, this service is free. While I like free services one has to wonder how they can offer this service for free. It costs a considerable amount of money keep servers up and running and popular services need more than one server. It can get expensive. If they are not charging for their services and there are no ads on the service one has to wonder where they are making their money. A loss leader with a limited free plan is different than a totally free plan.

Currently MultCloud is web based only, so no need to install a desktop client, all you need if your web browser. They appear to support the following services:

  • Dropbox
  • Google Drive
  • Box
  • Amazon S3
  • SugarSync
  • OneDrive
  • CloudMe
  • Cubby
  • MyDrive
  • WEB.DE
  • Yande
  • HIDrive
  • FTP
  • WebDav

While there might be many happy users of MultCloud, I don’t think I will ever be one of them. The fact that they don’t list their address on their website makes me suspicious. I would recommend you think twice before using them. I highly doubt this is what their marketing team that has been constantly contacting me wanted me to write.


As the cloud storage market continues to grow I am sure there will be even more services coming along to help us manage all of the storage. It has certainly been interesting to see how the cloud storage managers have grown and changed since the first post was written and how more and more of them are moving to a mobile first experience with native Android and iOS apps. Did I miss your favourite cloud storage manager? Let us know what it is and tell us why. I do ask if you represent a cloud storage manager company just be honest and say, and please don’t be like the MultCloud marketing department and regularly email me.

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