Mountain
Mountain
1.6.6

4.5

Mountain free download for Mac

Mountain1.6.6

03 September 2018

Manage mounted storage drives from the menu bar.

Overview

Mountain allows you to manage volumes with ease. It allows you to mount, unmount, or eject volumes with only two clicks. Unmount a single volumes or eject all external volumes at once. Unmounted volumes will be spun down and can either be unplugged or reactivated in Mountain without the need to unplug the USB cable and plug it back in.

  • Automatically unmount external volumes when the system goes to sleep and remount them on wake up.
  • Remount recent network shares with a single click or remount them automatically on boot up or wake from sleep.
  • Prevent external volumes from being mounted upon connection.
  • Prevent volumes from being ejected.
  • Identify applications that block volumes from being ejected and quit them right away.
  • Get notified whenever a volume becomes available or an external device can be unplugged safely. A click on the notification will open the volume in Finder.
  • The Mountain menu bar icon will indicate if external volumes are connected or if you are clear to unplug all device cables including network connections.
  • Speed up ejecting and mounting of all external volumes at once using global hotkeys.

Mountain in your perfect assistant when managing SD card adapters (e.g., Nifty MiniDrive) -- (read more)

What's new in Mountain

Version 1.6.6:
Resolved:
  • Compatibility issue with OS X 10.6
  • An issue that could stop Mountain from working

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27 Reviews of Mountain

3
Gog4
18 May 2020
Version: 1.6.6

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It has been great but after Catalina, Mountain App can't stop the drives from mounting. Can anyone shine the light on this issue? It might have been the fact that now the APFS drives are internally split into two volumes.
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Gog4
18 May 2020
Version: 1.6.6
It has been great but after Catalina, Mountain App can't stop the drives from mounting. Can anyone shine the light on this issue? It might have been the fact that now the APFS drives are internally split into two volumes.
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4
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
05 September 2018
Version: 1.6.6
Kudos for providing a trial. Unfortunately, for me, it lacks the function of showing which drive the volumes are on, as Disk Utility does. I have a lot of external drives that I use for maintaining a variety of OS X systems. Sometimes I loose track of which drive the partitions are on, so I launch Disk Utility to see my drive hierarchy. Mountain does not do this. So for me it's a no sale. Still, I give it high marks for doing what it says it can do.
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5
Funjoy
04 September 2018
Version: 1.6.6
I've been using this app for around a year to mount, unmount and remount my external drives (storage and backup) and volumes. Works great, no complaints, very fair price.
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5
dleaves
08 January 2017
Version: 1.6.4
This nice little App does everything it claims to do, silently, in the background.
I have been using it for about a month now and find it exceptionally useful. It auto-remounts my flash card drive, network drives, and notifies me of disk image (*.dmg) status.
All for 6 bucks; its just brilliant!
Recommended!
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Drdul
22 December 2016
Version: 1.6.4
I really like this app, but since upgrading to Sierra one thing has been driving me nuts. Mountain displays app translocation volumes. (these appear when Gatekeeper makes apps run from a random path for security reasons). I get this with BetterTouchTool and SteerMouse. It prevents me from using Mountain to eject all drives at once, as I don't want to eject the translocation volumes, so I have to eject each disk one-by-one. I don't even want to see the translocation volumes, but there's no option to hide a volume. I wrote to the dev several weeks ago about this but never heard back, which makes me wonder if Mountain is still being supported. I hope so, as I have come to depend on it, and no other similar app offers the features that Mountain has.
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Lhutz
23 October 2016
Version: 1.6.4
Unfortunately, Mountain does not work with external drives that have been encrypted with FileVault, which greatly reduces its usefulness. More specifically, you can unmount such a volume with Mountain, but mounting that volume again does not work unless you do it right after you unmounted it and before it is locked by the OS. Since you really don't want someone who brakes into your home have access to your files, you should encrypt all your drives with FileVault, especially considering how easy this is to do with macOS. Hopefully, Mountain will support encrypted partitions soon, so you don't have to choose between security and convenience.
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5
Hilbo60
29 March 2016
Version: 1.6.4
Excellent App! I have a multitude of drives attached to my iMac and they were seriously affecting the performance. Boot up, Login and general use is much snappier now that my computer is not labouring away with all those hangers-on. I now only mount each drive as and when needed. A full five stars for this brilliant little app, well worth the cost!
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5
Drdul
30 January 2016
Version: 1.6.2
I've tried several similar apps, and I prefer Mountain. I use a rMBP with an external display and am plugging in and unplugging daily. Mountain confirms that every connected drive has been unmounted before I unplug. I also use it with a Mac Mini that has several drives connected permanently, and Mountain prevents them from being accidentally unmounted. Additional features I like is quick access to connected volumes and drives, the ability to unmount several volumes or drives with a single click, the ability to hide notifications for certain volumes/drives, and the ability to remount volumes/drives/servers. It's become an indispensable app that I can't do without.
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5
Prince-Isaac
23 November 2015
Version: 1.6.1
I've been meaning to leave a rating for Mountain for some time now... This app is a quiet unobtrusive utility that resides in the menubar and is excellent at what it does: lets you quickly mount or unmount drives of any sort that are connected to your Mac. I've been using it at least once a week for some time and couldn't be without it. The dev is extremely quick and helpful in responding to the few questions I've had (no problems, just questions). I'm happy to support indie devs like Appgineers.
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5
Pypo
14 November 2015
Version: 1.6
Très bonne application que j'utilise depuis longtemps. Simple et efficace qui la rend ensuite indispensable. Le Support répond également très rapidement si il y a un problème (rare dans mon cas) !
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5
Zicola
14 November 2015
Version: 1.6
Excellent app, and very easy to use. Also the creator of the application responds in the day at the slightest problem. As of late, the disappearance of the recording. Fast, and return to normal operation. Bravos
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5
Acheteur
12 November 2015
Version: 1.6
Very nice application... ;-)
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Rentzsch
04 November 2015
Version: 1.6
I love Mountain's unobtrusive notification of when it's safe to disconnect my backup drive. Saved me from corrupting it many times.
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4.5
Suffolk-sweetie
21 October 2015
Version: 1.6
Not just impressed with the app, which does exactly 'what it says on the tin', but with the production team and its excellent response to queries!
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4.5
Wlossw
02 October 2015
Version: 1.6
Still works on EL cap. I had to reboot after the upgrade, and all is working as expected (has a problem with 100% cpu usage that gets resolved by this.)
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Lounge-Deluxe
01 October 2015
Version: 1.6
Awesome app indeed but seems not compatible with OS X 10.11, I hope a new version fixing this will be released soon.
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5
robfol
07 March 2015
Version: 1.6
Great little app, permanently in my menu bar. Tried a few others but settled on Mountain as it does the job neatly and well for a very fair price. . Recommended.
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2.5
Bupkis
12 October 2014
Version: 1.5.1
This WAS a great utility until Mavericks 10.9.5 came out. I put an SSD in the optical drive slot of my MacBook Pro. I use Mountain mostly to unmount and eject (spin down) the hard drive, which remains where it always was. Until 10.9.5, Mountain did this flawlessly. Since 10.9.5, there seems to be no way to force the hard drive to both unmount and spin down. I've tried all the terminal commands as well and none of them seem to work. Even with hard drive spin down set to 1 minute, it's killing my battery life....
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Gary2002
17 June 2014
Version: 1.5.1
Great utility. It would be good to have the option to manage fork and other hidden files, as per CleanMyDrive - which I have been using before Mountain.
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Macupx
21 May 2014
Version: 1.5
Mountain is great to mount and unmount volumes. There is nothing like it in the market today.
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4.5
Kranboll
31 March 2014
Version: 1.4.6
Very nice utility. It would be good if somehow you could just get version 1.46 directly. Now the only way to get Mountain is via the App store, where it is 1.02. Despite what is said below, the web site has no information about upgrading to 1.46.
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mckmck
15 August 2013
Version: 1.4.6
can you update version 1.02 on mac appstore thx
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kingofgab
25 March 2013
Version: 1.4.4
First - developers get five starts for responsiveness. Had a problem with gremlin setting and had an answer in less than 5 hours (adjusted for time zone diffs) Does exactly what it says it does - solves challenge of multiple externals and sleeping; no more messing with plugs and ports. Configurable function keys handy. Good companion to TinkerTool System App, which I use, depending on what I'm working on, to keep certain external drives from starting up when a boot/reboot is unavoidable. Oh - 4 externals of varying size plus MacBook's internal.
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mac'n'mac
09 January 2013
Version: 1.4.2
I always had trouble with my camera SD/CF cards: I used to pull them out before they where completely unmounted. Thanks to the nifty notifications of Mountain.app, I see right on screen when I can safely unplug a CF/SD card or other device. I also use it to eject some of my external harddrives, which otherwise do keep spinning and make quite some noies. Should be integrated right into the Mac OS. Great App!
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Tice
30 December 2012
Version: 1.4
Didn´t help me with my "Matshita drive/ Finder is not mounting some DVDs" problem. I was hoping that this app could mount or reactivate the volume - or at least eject it. Nothing. All other small options are not really worth a payment.
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4.5
Drdul
27 December 2012
Version: 1.4
I've tried a whole bunch of menu bar ejecting apps, and Mountain is my favourite. I particularly like the ability to remount volumes, as Mountain has been able to remount volumes that even Disk Utility couldn't see. Other things I like include notifications that when clicked will open the volume in the file manager I specify (in my case, I've chosen to use Path Finder), a skinny icon that doesn't take up too much space in my menu bar and dims when there are no external volumes mounted, and system-wide hotkeys. I am still using Jettison in combination with Mountain, as Mountain doesn't yet auto-eject volumes on sleep (it can do it manually, and it can auto-mount volumes on wake from sleep). I contacted the dev to request this feature, and he says he has developed the feature, but wasn't satisfied with it as he could not figure out a way to notify users in case something when wrong when unmounting volumes. He says he will continue working on the feature, and I hope he is able to implement it as I would then have no need to use Jettison.
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Drdul
27 December 2012
Version: 1.3.3
Mountain is now at version 1.4. Anyone who bought the Mac App Store version can overwrite it with the latest version downloaded direct from the dev, and that version will automatically update when new versions are available. See http://appgineers.de/mountain/migrate.html for details.
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