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[Web] DropInOne allows you to access Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, Box, SugarSync, and Amazon cloud storage accounts at the same time

Posted By Kent On July 10, 2013 @ 6:22 AM In World Wide Web | 1 Comment

DropInOne [1]The problem with having two or more cloud drives is that it becomes too bothersome. You need to manage each account separately and this could take a lot of time. Well, there’s really no need for you to do so for as long as you use this free web application called DropInOne.

What Is It and What Does It Do

DropInOne is a free web application created by AOMEI Tech. It functions as a cloud storage manager that allows you to manage all of your cloud drives in just one account — upload, download, access, etc. files across multiple cloud storage accounts. As of now, you can use this web app to manage your Box, Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive, SugarSync and Amazon S3 cloud storage accounts.

Pros

  • Easy-to-use
  • You can add and manage multiple cloud storage drives in just one account
  • Provides support for today’s most widely-used cloud storage services such as DropBox and Google Drive
  • You can log into multiple cloud storage accounts at a time
  • No software installation required, you can manage your cloud drives via web with any modern web browser
  • You can transfer files from one storage drive to another without downloading the files to your local hard drive
  • Secure file transfer, uses AES 256-bit encryption
  • You can view your files online
  • You can upload and download files
  • Any updates or changes that you make via DropInOne will also be applied to your linked accounts

Cons

  • Lacks support for mobile applications
  • Doesn’t sync your files automatically, you need to press the “refresh or sync” button to view the changes that you’ve made to your cloud drives
  • Doesn’t have advance built-in editing capabilities, such as cannot edit .doc and .txt files
  • There is no option for viewing the older version of your files
  • Buggy — wouldn’t let me log into my Dropbox accounts

Discussion

DropInOne Cloud Drive List [2]For a cloud storage manager, DropInOne is good and reliable but it isn’t really something that I would use. I find it lacking in many aspects plus it has a lot of issues. The first problem that I encountered while using this web app is that it didn’t allow me to connect my Dropbox accounts. I tried linking two of my Dropbox accounts but all of my attempts were rejected. This is an obvious bug in this web app, that should be corrected.

After that, I decided to save some new files to my Google Drive account to check if the changes would automatically appear on the web app. I even decided to wait for a few minutes but nothing happened. It wasn’t until I pressed the “sync” button that the new files appeared on the web app’s user interface.

Clearly there are still a lot of room for improvements and it would be great if they can provide a mobile app.

DropInOne Interface [3]On the bright side, when it works DropInOne does what it is intended to do and that is to help you manage your multiple cloud drives in just one account. Besides, its user interface looks neat and you can easily view all of your connected accounts. It also provides an easier for option for file sharing and file transfer. All you need to do is to copy and paste the file or folder to your desired location and you’re done!

Conclusion and Download Link

I like the fact that this web app offers an easier way to manage multiple cloud storage drives but that is still not enough to convince me to use it. One of the main reasons why this app failed to meet my expectations was because it didn’t have the features that I wanted plus it didn’t allow me to connect my Dropbox. However, this is a new web app and hopefully the developer will fix the bugs in future updates. When (if) the bugs are fixed, I’m sure this will be a winner because it has a lot of awesome features… most notably the ability to transfer files from one cloud storage account to another without having to download it to your computer first.

Price: Free

Version reviewed: N/A

Requires: Works with any modern web browser

DropInOne homepage [4]


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