Local Cache Size Limitation

Mountain Duck 4.12 introduces new settings to allow cache management — a top requested feature.

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.

View and Retrieve Previous File Versions

Cyberduck 8.4 and Mountain Duck 4.12 revamp support to view and retrieve previous versions. Instead of the context menu, previous versions are now listed into the Versions tab of the Info window.

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.

Box

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 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.

Connection Profiles

Cyberduck 8 and Mountain Duck 4.8 introduce a new Profiles preferences tab that allows to install additional connection profiles on demand. This should make it much easier to connect to various hosting and cloud storage service providers without the need to lookup connection details other than credentials.

Usage

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.

Providers

Service providers that define connection profiles and open an issue to request the connection profile to be added to the default repository.

Lock and unlock Cryptomator Vaults

The latest version of Cyberuck and Mountain Duck now allow to manually lock and unlock Cryptomator vaults. This is useful as an alternative to the automated discovery of vaults with configurable in Preferences → Cryptomator → Auto detect and open vault in browser.

Cyberduck

Lock and unlock vault stored in S3 in Cyberduck.

Mountain Duck

Lock and unlock vault in Finder in S3 bucket mounted with Mountain Duck. Refer to our documentation.

Mountain Duck 4

We are thrilled to announce the release of Mountain Duck 4 – the premier choice to mount server and cloud storage as a disk in Finder on macOS and the File Explorer on Windows.

File History with recent changes

Version 4 adds a file history with a detailed view of transfers in progress and history of recently edited files on your computer and on the server. Users can select an item to quickly reveal the changed file in the file explorer.

Labels for Bookmarks

Assigning labels to bookmarks allows grouping bookmarks in folders in the menu further enhancing the unobtrusive user interface.

Features for Teams

Locking files prevents conflicting edits from others while editing a document. Support has been introduced locking files when connecting to a WebDAV server. Additionally, locking for protocols with no native lock support using lock owner files has been implemented to allow alerts for concurrent edits in Microsoft Office.

Also when working with versioned buckets in S3, users can open and revert previous versions of files.

Upgrade

Please upgrade your license before updating. Existing customers get an upgrade discount between 40% to 100% depending on the date of purchase.