What iCloud really lacks is non-geek direct control to help us manage files and folders in the cloud. For that, there’s a simple utility app for your Mac that’s fun, easy, and free.
Storm Or Cloud?
From Dropbox to iCloud, from Google to Amazon to Microsoft and a dozen others, storing files, folders, photos, documents, and videos in the cloud has become the trend.
It seems that all these big companies want us to store files on their servers so we get hooked on the habit and they can charge us more when we use more.
For now, I’m sticking with cheap and easy, and doing what I can to avoid paying monthly or yearly for storage space.
What I like about iCloud is the aforementioned feature set. What I don’t like is that manually managing files is a cumbersome process.
Bring in the free iClouDrive app and it syncs up a folder on your Mac to Apple’s iCloud. Add or delete files in the Mac folder, and they’re added and deleted in your iCloud account.
Getting started is a simple as a click.
Enable iClouDrive to connect with your iCloud account with another click.
After that, well, there’s nothing after that.
Whatever files and folders are stored in the iClouDrive folder in your home folder gets copied and synced up with iCloud.
iClouDrive is simple to setup and use. Once you install iClouDrive it creates a folder in your Mac’s home folder.
Add and remove files and folders to that folder and the actions are duplicated on iCloud.
That gives you another way to use iCloud for online storage without having to resort to more geeky ways that Apple doesn’t want Mac users to try.
Deleting iClouDrive is easy, too. First, delete the files from the iClouDrive folder (so they get deleted from iCloud). Then, drag the folder to the Trash. That’s it. Great functionality for free.