Why hate iCloud? Apple hides it from view and doesn’t really want to give Mac users granular control over iCloud. Here’s an app that does.
G’Day, Cloud Mate
iCloud stores files on your Mac but Apple doesn’t give you easy access to the files from the Finder. Worse, iCloud doesn’t organize files the same way you would.
iCloud hides Photo Stream photos, and splits up your documents by the app that was used to create it in the first place.
To get back the control you want over your files simply add Cloud Mate to your Mac.
This clever and inexpensive Mac utility uses a Finder-like interface to display all the files that iCloud won’t display.
Cloud Mate displays a list of the apps that were used to create files in iCloud. Click on an app and you can view all the files associated with the app.
Files can be dragged and dropped into and out of iCloud from Cloud Mate. You can even move files between different apps.
Now, here’s a neat trick. What about Photo Stream photos? You can view them in iPhoto, but where are the photos?
Cloud Mate knows and lets you view everything in the Photo Stream without using iPhoto. Cloud Mate notifies you when files in iCloud are changed. The file status tracker lets you see when files are uploaded or downloaded.
Also, you’ll see everything in iCloud, not just those files stored on your Mac. Apple sometimes acts a little too much like Big Brother and doesn’t make it easy for those of us who want more control over our files. Cloud Mate is gold and gives you that control.
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