|Stable release||4.1.7 (October 22, 2014[±])|
|Operating system||Mac OS X, Microsoft Windows|
ExpanDrive is a Network file system client for Mac OS X and Microsoft Windows that facilitates mapping of local volume to many different types of Cloud Storage. When a server is mounted with ExpanDrive any program can read, write, and manage remote files (that is, files that only exist on the server) as if they were stored locally. This is different than most File Transfer Clients because it is integrated into all applications on the operating system. It also does not require a file to be downloaded to access portions of the content. ExpanDrive is commercial software. A 7 day, unrestricted demo is available for evaluation.
Cloud Storage Protocols
- Amazon S3
- RackSpace Cloud Files
- OpenStack Swift Object Storage
- Google Drive
- Dream Objects
ExpanDrive 2 was released on June 21, 2011 adding support for plain FTP, Amazon S3 and a new ExpanDrive service named Strongspace Online Storage. ExpanDrive2 included a rewritten SFTP engine which lay the groundwork for a unified Mac and Windows code base.
Version 2.4, released in January 2013 was the first version to be released simultaneously for Windows and Mac.
ExpanDrive 3 was released on May 14, 2013 with a new new user-interface and support for many more drive types such as Dropbox, OpenStack, Rackspace and WebDAV.
- Comparison of FTP client software
- SSH file transfer protocol (SFTP)
- Secure Shell (SSH)
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