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ExpanDrive builds cloud storage in every application, acts just like a USB drive plugged into your Mac. With ExpanDrive, you can securely access any remote file server directly from the Finder or even the terminal. ExpanDrive supports:

  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive and SkyDrive coming soon

What's New

Version 4.1.3:

Note: ExpanDrive 4 is a paid upgrade and costs $24.95. If you purchased after April 1 2014 you will be upgraded for free.

  • FIXED [Windows] Fixed SFTP authentication issue
  • FIXED Fixed issue renaming folders in Box/Dropbox


  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Maxter Member IconComment+143

The app seems to work and is non intrusive.

But there's no indication on the progress when uploading files/folders.
When a folder name contains a non ASCII caracter like a é in french, the folder is "duplicated" on ExpanDrive's Drive.

Somes improvents/fix would be welcomed.

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Version 4.1.3
Cfoster Member IconReview+10

The new version feels extremely fast, largely because copying is now done asynchronously. The only down side to this is that when I copy from the command line, I can't tell when the copy is done because all the copy instructions complete instantly. (It might be better if the command line worked differently than the Finder in this regard.) The actual copy time itself might be a little faster too but it's hard to say.

It would be nice to be able to turn off the preview column on ExpanDrive volumes without turning it off for the rest of the system, but at least previews seem to be loading much faster now.

Expandrive has a great new data-transfer core around which I look forward to the UI/UX being further refined in the future.

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Version 4.0.5
Prince_Isaac Member IconComment+299

Save $5 and buy Transmit, which has this feature built in as a MBI extension. Just click on the menubar icon and select which remote server you want to mount as a Finder volume. In addition, you get the full feature set of Transmit.

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Version 4.0.5
ylluminate Member IconReview+284

I was really thrilled to see this release. Overall the application is much more performant and things feel better. The support / customer service response is second to none; they reply quickly and resolve problems as fast as they can. Further, they do listen to their customers regarding needs and frequently suggestions are seriously considered.

The one thing that I have been waiting for for two years now hasn't been implemented, which is a more refined interface for organizing many connections. I was very hopeful to see that in this release of ExpanDrive, but priorities were with making the core more solid and responsive. I'm hopeful that they'll now turn some attention to the UI / UX for power users of the app. When that happens they'll definitely get a five star report here.

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Version 4.0.5
leiboavi Member IconReview+2

Unusable!! (For Now)

I think this software has very big potential, if it just worked.
I am testing it for the past few days (since it was first launched (ver 4).
I was trying to check the new feature of background transferring of files - sometimes it doesn't even work - the icons next to the files (which tells you if the file is being transferred or not) are not even there and only after restarting the program they appear again.
When i am trying to transfer a large file - it never works in the background and the finder is always not responding.
It only works when doing small file transferring . If i need to transfer a bigger file (±200mb) - it is unusable!

I really wish that this software will work fine because i need it but it is too buggy and unreliable for now.

I hope it will be fixed in the near future.

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Version 4.0.2
Jakob.joergensen Member IconReview+10


Wanted a new version to have a context menu 'copy public link' / "copy URL link" like feature .... not in the update.

Over all interface looks different. A bit more easy to use.

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Version 4.0.2
Donperreault Member IconComment+600

I'm so disappointed that they are charging another $25 for upgrade that provides the functionality that we paid for in version 1. If you attempted to upload a file you had to be prepared to stop working on your computer until the upload was complete. Now after years of stalling and upgrades they finally got the application were it is usable and they want another $25.00. This is how it should have performed with version 2.0, we are now hitting version 4.0 and it is finally usable. I don't care how many services it is compatible with if it fails in performance then what good is it? I had the same problem with their storage service StrongSpace and wasted $100 with that service because they couldn't get their companion application to work. I waited almost two years before it was usable and they never did get the companion application to work. I had long since moved on, I needed a backup solution when I spent the $100 bucks, not two years later. I feel they are a couple years late with Expandrive and they want more money. It just irritates me. I don't mind paying for a service or a product that does what it claims but I've had no luck with StrongSpace nor Expandrive and am not giving them another dime. I'll stick with Arq and Amazon S3 storage service.

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Version 4.0.2

BTW: IN fairness Expandrive did extend my subscription while I waited but I couldn't use it so what good was it? I really tried to work with them, I waited patiently and didn't complain, not until now.

Tedg Member IconReview+40

I use it for S3 connectivity. It works. Changing the properties of S3 objects is spotty, but for uploads and delete it is very handy.

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Version 3.0.3042
ylluminate Member IconReview+284

Long time user of this software. It is very useful, but performance has been lackluster.

Further, it would be nice to see:
A) it restore sessions upon open (not just system restart open) OR provide a startup bookmarks folder so that you could easily open a set of servers and
B) offer folder organization (drag and drop reordering, sorting, folders/subfolders, etc.) for saved bookmarks / servers.

I have experienced odd performance bugs from time to time on remotely connected servers. It seems that if we had additional debugging log output that included performance metrics for finding out where problems may be as well the ability to change the ssh command options, I think this would vastly improve the software.

I also sometimes find that server connections will still seem to be connected with ExpanDrive, but the share on the filesystem is gone. It seems as though it drops the connection and then still believes that it is there. When I try to `disconnect` with ExpanDrive, nothing happens. I have to actually quit the application and restart before it will drop this connection and work.

Most of what I use is SSH.

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Version 3.0.3031
Professor Discount Member IconReview+1
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The idea behind this Software is brilliant since the Mac does not really support external storage enough in the Finder.
Its great for all kind of ftp servers, but what about all the clouds and NAS? Most of the webdav webdav does not work at all and SMP or AFP support is not there. 4* if the WebDav would do what is promised, but not worth the money as it is today.

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Date 12 Jul 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price $49.95
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