iClouDrive
iClouDrive
1.18

4.4

iClouDrive free download for Mac

iClouDrive

1.18
20 April 2013

Sync files between your Macs using iCloud, like iDisk.

Overview

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 in iClouDrive

Version 1.18:
  • Fixes a bug which rendered the English version inaccessible.

15 iClouDrive Reviews

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Buhbye
10 November 2012

Most helpful

Appears to work just fine -- eerily fine. If it's so easy to enable this, why the heck did Apple take it away? It's the one thing I miss from MobileMe.
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Version 1.0
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.
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Version 1.18
1 answer(s)
cassiegriffin
cassiegriffin
16 August 2018
Get it more solution. Visit the URL <a href="https://iphonesupport.net/i-cloud-customer-support">icloud customer service</a>
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Berniedahl
12 June 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.
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Version 1.18
Derekcurrie
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.
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Version 1.18
1 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
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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Frankvh
07 December 2012
Sebastian found a way around my original problems, due to some Finder bug. Developer is very helpful!
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Version 1.16
Frankvh
04 December 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.
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Version 1.16
4 answer(s)
sebthedev
sebthedev
04 December 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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Frankvh
Frankvh
06 December 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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sebthedev
sebthedev
06 December 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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Frankvh
Frankvh
06 December 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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Ooshnoo
04 December 2012
Very good app. A nice alternative to Drop Box. A menubar item for quick access would be nice, but nonetheless...nice work!!!!
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Version 1.16
Garyi
16 November 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.
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Version 1.11
Jazzyguy
15 November 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.
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Version 1.11
2 answer(s)
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
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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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
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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Jakob-joergensen
14 November 2012
Is there any way to make Spotlight search this folder. Fab simple app! It the idea which is perfect!
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Version 1.11
1 answer(s)
sebthedev
sebthedev
15 November 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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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 November 2012
It should be noted that in order to use iCloud Drive and MacDropAny you have to set Gatekeeper to Anywhere, which effectively eliminates the security it otherwise provides. The reason, as described in Apple Help is that "The app’s code does not match the original code that was signed." I contacted the author asking for clarification and a fix, if one is possible. I'll post again here if I he responds.
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Version 1.1
7 answer(s)
sebthedev
sebthedev
14 November 2012
Hi - I just responded to your email. You are correct that to use any of my apps, you must have your GateKeeper settings set to allow apps from "anywhere". This is because it costs $99 per year to get an Apple Developer ID, which is too much for a 15 year old developer giving away free apps! Thanks, Sebastian
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D9
D9
14 November 2012
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Gatekeeper would simply block upon download & initial launch. After that, the program will no longer be checked so you could switch back on your Gatekeeper setting after opening iClouDrive the first time.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
14 November 2012
@ D9: Good suggestion! It worked. I reset Gatekeeper and iClouDrive and MacDropAny work launch without a hitch now.
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Gazman
Gazman
24 November 2012
Another (easier) way around this is to simply right-click on the Application icon in the Finder and select Open. A dialog box will then appear and click open again.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
25 November 2012
@ Gazman: Been there, tried that. It doesn't work. There's a difference between an app that has not been registered with Apple and one that Gatekeeper thinks has been tampered with. If you have any restrictions set in the Security preferences, iClouDrive will be seen as broken on first launch. You need to set Gatekeeper to Anywhere, launch and quit iClouDrive once and reset Gatekeeper. Thereafter iClouDrive will launch alright - until the next update, when you will have to go through the process once again - as I just had to do with the 1.1.3 update.
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Gazman
Gazman
26 November 2012
@B. Jefferson Le Blanc I just tried it - right click (or control-click) and select 'Open' from the contextual menu. A dialog box comes up saying that it's not from a registered developer and are you sure you want to open it. Click yes and it opens. This won't work for just double-clicking an app, you have to right-click.
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
26 November 2012
@ Gazman: Did you try it on a new install of iClouDrive? I'm quite familiar with the Option-click-Open technique to authorize apps. Regardless, it doesn't work for me until I've turned Gatekeeper off, launched iClouDrive and turned Gatekeeper back on. FYI: I'm running Lion. It might work slightly differently in Mountain Lion, though I wouldn't think so. If anyone reading this doesn't have the problem, all well and good. But, given what the developer has told me, I expect I'm not the only one with this issue. For those, there is a solution, as I have explained (with D9's assistance).
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App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • Intel 32
  • Mac OS X 10.7.0 or later
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