iClouDrive
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iClouDrive is the easiest way to use your otherwise unused iCloud storage space for syncing files between your Macs.

iCloud's predecessor, MobileMe, had a feature called iDisk which allowed you to easily sync files between your Macs. For some strange reason, Apple killed this great feature when iCloud was released. iClouDrive brings this great feature back to your Macs, by creating a folder on your computer which is seamlessly synced using your iCloud account.

iClouDrive works in English, Spanish, French and German.
What's New
Version 1.18:
  • Fixes a bug which rendered the English version inaccessible.
Requirements
  • Intel
  • OS X 10.7.2 or later
  • iCloud account



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iClouDrive User Discussion (Write a Review)
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B. Jefferson Le Blanc commented on 29 Jun 2013
No, this version doesn't fix the failure to work in the English version. I don't know what the developer did, but he didn't fix it.
[Version 1.18]


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Berniedahl reviewed on 12 Jun 2013
Simply doesn't work. I checked to see that "anywhere" is selected in security and that "Documents and Data" is selected in iCloud but many don't show up.

Great idea and I wish this young man success.
[Version 1.18]


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Derekcurrie commented on 13 May 2013
Booting iClouDrive the first time on OS X 10.7.5 is impossible without first turning Gatekeeper OFF. This is because Sebastian, the developer, is not a paying official Apple Developer and therefore does not have any security certificate in his app. Hopefully, donations will help out in this respect.

Don't forget to turn Gatekeeper back ON again after you first run iClouDrive.

(Gatekeeper is found in the Security and Privacy system preferences. Click the 'General' tab and change the radio button setting to 'Anywhere', then approve the change. You can leave this window open while you boot iClouDrive and perform the setup. Then turn Gatekeeper back to either of the two safety settings when you're finished).

As to whether iClouDrive actually WORKS on 10.7.5 after the setup, I have found no verification. I'm sitting here waiting for something to sync via iCloud from my 10.8 machine to my 10.7.5 machine with no luck. The syncing should be rapid but I'm getting nothing. This is even after a reboot of the 10.7.5 machine. If I do get it to actually work, I'll make another post here.
[Version 1.18]

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Derekcurrie replied on 14 May 2013
After considerable bashing around, I've found that it is impossible to get iClouDrive to actually work on 10.7.5. I got it all set up! But then nothing happens. This is specifically related to the meagre support for iCloud that is inherent in 10.7.5. I sadly don't expect Apple to provide any further updates to 10.7.5 beyond security updates and bug patches.

If you check out the obscure footnote, relevant to 10.7.5, at the end of the document linked below, you'll understand the serious iCloud limitations of 10.7.5:

iCloud: System Requirements
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4759

Sorry Sebastian! I wish you had actually tested iClouDrive on 10.7.5. Not gonna work, according to all my research and testing!
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+58
Bdikkat commented on 12 Dec 2012
Is this any different from creating a folder in Library > Mobile Documents (aka iCloud) and making an alias of it which you can place somewhere else?
[Version 1.16]

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+58
Bdikkat replied on 12 Dec 2012
Hmm. The "Read Me" says, "To disable iClouDrive, open Finder. Delete the contents of your iClouDrive folder (or else they will continue to take up space on your computer and your iCloud account), and then drag the iClouDrive folder to the trash."

Trouble is, when I do that, the "iClouDrive" folder is left in the "Mobile Documents" (aka iCloud) folder, which makes me wonder if I can safely delete that. Ugh.
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+9

Frankvh reviewed on 07 Dec 2012
Sebastian found a way around my original problems, due to some Finder bug. Developer is very helpful!
[Version 1.16]


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+9

Frankvh reviewed on 04 Dec 2012
I would love to give a 5-stars rating, but what I really miss is the opportunity to move files at the receiving computer from the icloudrive to another folder. Than it will proof a very handy shortcut to move files between computers.
Now the only way to get around it, is to delete it from the icloudrive and move it from the trash to another folder.
[Version 1.16]

4 Replies

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Zibity (developer) replied on 04 Dec 2012
Hi there Frankvh,

I'm Sebastian, the developer of iClouDrive. You should just be able to move files out of the iClouDrive folder as you would for any other folder, and there should be no need for using the Trash. Could you please try again to just move the file out of your iClouDrive folder?

If you still find that it doesn't work, please send me a message and I will try to resolve the issue for you: http://www.zibity.com/contact

Thanks,
Sebastian (iClouDrive's 15 year old developer)
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+9
Frankvh replied on 06 Dec 2012
Thanks Sebastian for replying so quickly!!!
Although you haven't been able to solve what seems to be a Finder problem.
Found a way around now! Thanx again!
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Zibity (developer) replied on 06 Dec 2012
Just so that everyone knows what happened, Frank emailed me and we worked through the problem, which has now been resolved. It seems that Finder has a problem where you can't always drag files out of iClouDrive and onto folders in the Finder sidebar, but draging folders anywhere else on the computer works, including folders in the Finder toolbar.

So, just to make sure everyone's clear, you don't have to mess around with the trash to get files out of iClouDrive – you can move files into and out of iClouDrive just like you would with any other folder, except that sometimes you can't use the Finder sidebar to navigate to the folder.

I hope that Frankvh will increase his star rating to reflect this.

Thanks,
Sebastian (iClouDrive's 15 year old developer)
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+9
Frankvh replied on 06 Dec 2012
Hi Sebastian,
I would love to and I was meaning to, but I can't figure out how I can change the ratings....... (Sorry....) If I know I will change it immediately! You deserve it!!!
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+3

+42

Ooshnoo reviewed on 03 Dec 2012
Very good app. A nice alternative to Drop Box. A menubar item for quick access would be nice, but nonetheless...nice work!!!!
[Version 1.16]


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+3

+15

Garyi reviewed on 16 Nov 2012
Really good. I would be happy to pay a few bucks for some sort of progress meter in terms of uploads/downloads with a simple acknowledgement of space remaining.

Great work though.
[Version 1.11]


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+2

+718

Jazzyguy reviewed on 14 Nov 2012
This is great on Mountain Lion 10.8.2. Both of my Macs that have Mountain Lion are running great with this app. The original MacBook Air with Lion 10.7.5 and its clone can't use this app and I have written the Developer. The iCloud in System Preferences is configured properly and all items shown are ready for synchro. I am awaiting advice from the developer. In the meantime I have to give this app 5 stars for its Magical work on my 10.8 Macs. I wish I could run this app on Lion. Just to make sure I used DiscWarrior and repaired permissions on the Original MacBook Air with Lion to no avail.
[Version 1.11]

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+397
Derekcurrie replied on 13 May 2013
I have a workaround for you that worked for me. You have to turn Gatekeeper OFF when you run iClouDrive the first time. That is the only way to get it to run. There are no other ways. I've tried them all. Once you have done that and OKed to run it in the resulting OS X window, you can walk through the setup for the app.

I am surprised Sebastian, the developer, has not contacted you here. Therefore, I just wrote to him with the workaround. He was aware of this workaround for another app of his and I wish he had let people know about it working with iClouDrive as well.

As for whether the iCloud folder it sets up actually works, I don't know. I'm sitting here waiting for an actual sync with no success. If I do get it to work, I'll be posting a review above with details.
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+397
Derekcurrie replied on 14 May 2013
After all my testing and research, despite being able to set up iClouDrive on 10.7.5, it will not and cannot work on this version of OS X. See my long post, and especially my added reply, for the gory details.

IOW: Forget about getting iClouDrive to actually work on 10.7.5. Not gonna happen, specifically because of the meagre support for iCloud Apple provide in 10.7.5.
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+1

+8

Jakob.joergensen reviewed on 14 Nov 2012
Is there any way to make Spotlight search this folder.
Fab simple app! It the idea which is perfect!
[Version 1.11]

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Zibity (developer) replied on 14 Nov 2012
Thanks for your kind words! If you find the app particularly useful, please consider making a donation: http://donate.zibity.com

Unfortunately at this time it doesn't seem possible to get Spotlight to index the folder. I'll investigate this further.

Thanks,
Sebastian
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roper2121 rated on 05 Jul 2013

[Version 1.18]



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erenbeskardes rated on 11 Apr 2013

[Version 1.16]



+153

Old_guy rated on 03 Dec 2012

[Version 1.15]



Phesterman rated on 10 Nov 2012

[Version 1.0]


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iClouDrive is the easiest way to use your otherwise unused iCloud storage space for syncing files between your Macs.

iCloud's predecessor, MobileMe, had a feature called iDisk which allowed you to easily sync files between your Macs. For some strange reason, Apple killed this great feature when iCloud was released. iClouDrive brings this great feature back to your Macs, by creating a folder on your computer which is seamlessly synced using your iCloud account.

iClouDrive works in English, Spanish, French and German.


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