ExpanDrive
ExpanDrive 3.0.3042
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Access remote files over SSH/SFTP in Finder.   Demo ($39.95)
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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:
  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive and SkyDrive coming soon
What's New
Version 3.0.3042:

New:

  • Shared with Me folder now visible for Google Drive
  • [windows] Support for multiple users in Windows Server environments
  • Dropbox for business authentication
  • Support tested for Oracle Cloud storage
Changed:
  • By default ExpanDrive no longer shows up in the Dock
Fixed:
  • Some small number of upgrades from v2 would get stuck with a blank UI
  • Further Openstack Keystone improvements
  • OS X 10.6 support fixed
  • Dreamhost Dream Objects labeling now corrected
  • Improvements for large uploads on Google Drive/Dropbox
  • Further Openstack Keystone improvements
  • Google Drive supports folders with large numbers of files better
  • First drive is always selected in UI on startup
  • Non-ascii usernames are now better supported in Dropbox
  • [windows] ExpanDrive doesn't show the manager when being launched at login
  • [windows] Better support for windows username with non-ascii characters
  • [windows] Window position restore now correctly detects if monitor geometry or multimon has changed. No more hidden windows.

Version 3.0.3042:

New:

  • Shared with Me folder now visible for Google Drive
  • [windows] Support for multiple users in Windows Server environments
  • Dropbox for business authentication
  • Support tested for Oracle Cloud storage
Changed:
  • By default ExpanDrive no longer shows up in the more...
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later





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ExpanDrive User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 3.x:
(16)
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Overall:
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+180

ylluminate reviewed on 14 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 3.0.3031]


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Professor Discount reviewed on 08 Jan 2014
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.
[Version 3.0.3030]


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+3

Hldwizard reviewed on 19 Dec 2013
I purchased this app last year, but sadly it has not performed to my expectations. In particular, I purchased it for the DropBox functionality, which I have never been able to make work. I have a paid DropBox account, which I use regularly. I exchanged e-mail about my problems with the developer, but he never followed through with a fix. I have kept up with versions, but it has not been fixed. The app has also crashed a couple of times. Works well with ssh and ftp, but I have other apps that do the same thing for those.
[Version 3.0.3030]


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-2

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choll reviewed on 10 Dec 2013
Excellent software. Does its task very good, and makes copies via ssh with every program an easy task.

A good thing would be to be able to group server connections in folders.
My finder crashed twice since I had this software, maybe this is an issue.
But overall I am quite satisfied.
[Version 3.0.3028]


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+88

Pirx reviewed on 07 Dec 2013
Works great as advertised. Would be great if Skydrive could be added.
[Version 3.0.3028]


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+2

+2

ValentinG8880 reviewed on 06 Dec 2013
I purchase it as part of the bundle. It connects with no problems to my ftp account. The problem is that this app is useless since it doesn't show the contents of the folders on the site. You can only see the first level. When you drill down, it says folders are empty. Also, the first time I launch it, it took about a minute to display just the root folder with a few folders and files in it. A LOT slower than using FireFtp. I was hoping the integration with Finder would make it easier. It's a great idea (if it works), but not well implemented. I'm on 10.8.5
[Version 3.0.3028]

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+1199
Misha replied on 10 Dec 2013
Version 3.0.3030 (just released) includes this change: "Browsing depth now fixed"
Perhaps this resolves the issue you experienced with your FTP server? Please let us know.
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+2

+7

Bioxy reviewed on 03 Dec 2013
ExpanDrive won't work with my webdav server because self-signed certificates are rejected. Please fix!
[Version 3.0.3026]


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+1

+7

Cfoster reviewed on 11 Jun 2013
It's easy to use and very well designed. After wrestling with Interarchy's theoretical Amazon S3 connectivity for over an hour, I happened on ExpanDrive and was connected in less than a minute.

It's my new favourite SFTP and DropBox client, too! (Why have DropBox use up your local storage when you can just take it from the cloud on an as-needed basis?)
[Version 3.0.3023]


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+2

+3

Dwboston reviewed on 11 Jun 2013
Wow this was easy to use. I currently use 5 or 6 ftp servers each week and this will save a lot of steps and screen space for me.
[Version 3.0.3023]


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+1

+1

BXG reviewed on 11 Jun 2013
I used v2, and v3 it's beautiful.
[Version 3.0.3023]


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Clarusad had trouble on 14 Apr 2011
still not supporting some provider as free.fr, i suppose...
[Version 2.2.2]


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Korim had trouble on 21 May 2008
It seems that all drives created by ExpanDrive are not showing up into ForkLift.

http://www.macupdate.com/info.php/id/24467/forklift

Please let me know if it works for you or not. I am not sure on which side it has to be fixed (ForkLift or ExpanDrive), so I am posting this issue also there.

Thanks.

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On Mac OS X 10.5.2, ExpanDrive 1.2.1, ForkLift 1.5.2
[Version 1.2.1]



+2

Ededed rated on 21 Apr 2014

[Version 3.0.3042]



kilmov rated on 06 Apr 2014

[Version 3.0.3042]



+8

Widber rated on 10 Dec 2013

[Version 3.0.3030]



DavidPayne7064 rated on 10 Dec 2013

[Version 3.0.3028]



-1

Whuslik rated on 24 May 2013

[Version 3.0.3022]



High5 rated on 13 Aug 2012

[Version 2.3.1]



mmiglio rated on 23 Nov 2011

[Version 2.3.1]



Johnaddy rated on 18 Oct 2011

[Version 2.3.1]


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Type:Internet : Internet Utilities
License:Demo
Date:02 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price: $39.95
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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:
  • SFTP/FTP/FTPS
  • Amazon S3
  • Dropbox
  • WebDAV
  • Rackspace Cloud Files
  • Openstack Swift
  • Dreamhost DreamObjects
  • Google Drive and SkyDrive coming soon


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