In Smart Synchronization connect mode all files you work with (e.g. open, save, upload or explicitly choose to keep offline) are saved in the local cache to shorten access times and to make them editable when offline. Depending on the size of your files, this might eat up your local disk space. This can be problematic in particular for computers with a small SSD disk. The new cache management feature gives you the ability to define a retention time for files and to limit the size of the cache in general. Both settings can be enabled either separately or in combination.
The first option defines the retention time in days after which a file is purged from the cache when it was not accessed during this period. The size option is a soft limit that does apply on a bookmark basis and excludes files marked to be kept offline by the user. In any case, older files are always purged first.
Using the buttons in the lower-left corner, you can perform different actions on the selected version:
- Revert to this version
- Delete the version permanently
- View the version using QuickLook on macOS or open this version in the default editor application on Windows.
The versioning feature is now available for Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Microsoft Sharepoint connections. You can find full interoperability information in the documentation available.
Cyberduck 8.2 and Mountain Duck 4.10.0 introduce support for accessing Box not only through their FTP or WebDAV gateway but using the native Box API. This should not only improve performance but additionally allow enabling two-factor authentication (2FA) for the account. The new implementation allows to create download and upload shares of files or folders for people who are not Box users by using File → Share…in Cybereduck or Create Download Share or Create Upload Share from the Mountain Duck context menu respectively.
Download Mountain Duck as an alternative to Box Drive.
We previously only had mirror repository for Cyberduck on GitHub and managed pull requests for changes on our own Git server and mirrored all changes to a SVN repository which was used to display a timeline of changes in Trac.
We are now using the repository on GitHub as the primary source root and accept pull requests at the same place. Previous milestone history has been preserved. This will make contributions more straightforward and simplify the development setup for many.
Additionally we will also retire the current documentation in the Wiki and move it to docs.cyberduck.io. Contributions to the documentation written in Markdown are welcome can be made by opening a pull request.
The latest versions of Cyberduck and Mountain Duck now run natively on Apple M1 hardware. Thus we are again shipping a universal binary on macOS since dropping support for PPC and Intel 32-bit (i386) in version 4.4 released in October 2013.
Cyberduck 8 and Mountain Duck 4.8 introduce a new Profiles preferences tab that allows to install additional connection profiles on demand. This makes it much easier to connect to various hosting and cloud storage service providers without the need to lookup connection details other than credentials.
You can either scroll through the list of profiles or use the Search function. To install a connection profile simply enable the corresponding checkbox. The profile will be downloaded and saved in the “Profiles” folder of the application support directory right away. Since Mountain Duck and Cyberduck refer to the same application support directory the connection profiles are shared between both applications. Disabling the checkbox deactivates the connection profile for the currently used application.