The only real negative, other than the outrageous prices Apple charges for online storage, is waiting for iCloud to sync. Sometimes it’s fast, sometimes it’s not. Unfortunately, Apple does not provide a visual cue to iCloud’s activities, and digging into iCloud Drive in the Mac’s Finder is about the only way to see if anything is happening with iCloud.
Send In The iClouds
Take a look at iCloudStatus. This unique little utility lives in the Mac’s Menubar and makes checking iCloud status nothing more than a click
Because it’s Menubar-based, iCloudStatus is visible within any Mac app. Whenever files are added to your iCloud Drive, the list will appear in iCloudStatus (in the Transfers window).
iCloud is a dynamic feature so various apps can save files to iCloud Drive on your Mac. iCloudStatus lets you see which files are being uploaded to your iCloud account, and how many remain.
The iCloudStatus icon in the Menubar will change based upon transfer status, too. Plus, everything that gets updated in iCloud Drive will show up in iCloudStatus’ history log.
One click gets you a view of what’s going on with iCloud and iCloud Drive on your Mac.
The image above displays current status and remaining time to upload files to iCloud Drive. The image below displays a history of which files have changed recently.
The only visible status that Apple supplies in OS X to see what’s going on in iCloud Drive is the status icon when you open and check files or folders individually in the Finder. iCloudStatus makes the status checking much easier and faster.