If you’re one of the growing number of computer users who no longer trusts Google to manage your files and data, how can you get it all back to your Mac? Yes, there’s an app for that.
Pull It From The Cloud
Google’s free candy comes with a price. Sure, we like Gmail. It’s free email. But Google sifts through our every word for clues to sell advertising aimed at us.
How can you get back what is rightfully yours? Add CloudPull to your Mac. Simply put, this is an app that logs into your Google accounts, and backs up all the files and data to your Mac.
CloudPull can manage 10 Google accounts and creates backups of file and data so email can be imported into Apple Mail, contacts can be imported into Apple Contacts, and calendar data can be imported into Apple Calendar.
You like where this is going, right? You’re back in control.
What about documents, presentations, and spreadsheets on Google Drive? Those can all be downloaded to your Mac and opened with Microsoft Office, or Apple’s Pages, Keynote, or Numbers apps.
Are getting a sense of relief about your data and the control you’re taking away from Google?
What about Google Reader RSS subscriptions?
Therein lies part of the problem. Google plans to shutdown Google Reader, but CloudPull can pull down the subscriptions and make them available for import into most Mac RSS readers.
CloudPull lets you browse backed up files with ease, including using Quick Look. Files can be restored to the Mac by dragging them to the Finder.
If there’s a better way to get control of your files and data from Google, I don’t know what it is. CloudPull works great, and it may be your last best hope to escape Google’s clutches forever.