Mountain Duck 3

Work Offline with Smart Synchronization

Version 3 adds a smart synchronization feature to add offline support. Files are synchronized to the local disk when opened to allow offline usage and changes are uploaded in the background as soon as a connection is available. Dropbox like experience with your preferred on-premise enterprise storage or cloud storage. With the additional option to choose which files and folders are available for offline use. Other files are visible but only stored as placeholders. These do not take up disk space on the computer and are downloaded on demand only.

Edit files Offline and upload changes when connectivity to remote server is restored.

Badge Icons

Badge icons in the Finder and Windows Explorer indicate the sync status of files – easily assess if the file is only available when online or is synced to your computer for offline editing. Synchronization with the remote storage is paused and resumed automatically depending on your network connection. The application icon in the system tray animates when a background transfer is currently in progress.

Upgrade

Mountain Duck 3 is a paid upgrade. Existing customers get an upgrade discount between 40% and 100% depending on the date of purchase. Please upgrade your license before updating.

Mountain Duck 3 as an alternative to the Dropbox client application

Mountain Duck 3, combined with any cloud storage, is a viable, more secure solution to synchronize access to documents on multiple computers and users. With Mountain Duck 3 you have the ability to make files and folders accessible for offline usage selectively. This has the advantage that not all data is kept on your local drive for offline usage compared to clients like Dropbox and Google Drive. Additionally, you can apply this principle to all of your bookmarks and not only on the already mentioned cloud storage provider.

Keep files selectively offline

  • Open Mountain Duck and connect to the desired Bookmark (We’ll use Dropbox in our example).
  • Navigate to the file or folder that you want to keep on the disk for offline usage.
  • Right-click on the desired file or folder and choose Sync Options → Keep Offline on Local Disk in the context menu. If you are using macOS you have to activate the Finder Extension in order to reach the described option.
  • Wait until the file is successfully synchronized. The chosen file or folder should show the following badge icon.

Now you can access the file when you aren’t connected to the Internet. All file changes will be synchronised as soon as connectivity to the remote storage is restored.

See also Access NextCloud from your desktop.

Access NextCloud from your desktop

You are looking for a way to connect to your NextCloud or OwnCloud server without loosing any hard disk space on your computer? Mountain Duck mounts your server storage as a network drive in which you can transfer and edit files. The following describes the connection process to NextCloud with a Mountain Duck Bookmark step-by-step.

  • Connect to your NextCloud or OwnCloud instance in your web browser and log in.
  • Click on the option Settings in the lower left of the screen and copy the displayed WebDAV address.
  • Start Mountain Duck, click on the icon in the tray area or status bar and choose the option New Bookmark.
  • Paste the previous copied WebDAV address into the server field and press tab. After that, the bookmark should have chosen WebDAV (HTTPS) on its own and should have split the WebDAV address into two parts – the server address and the default path.
  • Type your Username into the corresponding field and press Connect.
  • Enter your password in the login prompt displayed and choose Login.
  • The login and connection process opens automatically a Finder (macOS) or File Explorer (Windows) window with the network drive selected – ready to use.

See also Mountain Duck 3 as an alternative to the Dropbox client application.