In the big data era, there are always tons of data waiting for us to handle, so cloud drives have become one of the most important stuff no matter in our business lives or in our daily lives.
With cloud drives, we can easily access our data even if there’s no computer around. But, the storage space of cloud drives is not comparable to the storage space of local computers for free users. Speaking of the cloud storage, we may know that Google Drive only offers us 15 GB for free and Dropbox Basic accounts offer only 2GB for free. In addition to purchasing plans to store files, we can also create multiple accounts to do that. However, there comes another question: how can we manage files from different accounts on one page? The answer would be MultCloud, an entirely browser-based app that allows us to manage all of our cloud drives by clicking just a few buttons.
MultCloud is a multiple cloud storage manager that supports a lot of cloud services, including Google Drive, G Suite, Dropbox, Dropbox for Business, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, MEGA, FTP, Amazon S3, Box, pCloud, Flickr, Google Photos, MediaFire, MySQL, HubiC, Egnyte, Putio, SugarSync, Backblaze, Evernote, Alfresco, WebDav, ownCloud, CloudMe, Cubby, MyDrive, Yandex, HiDrive, ADrive, WEB.DE, BaiDu.
Generally, MultCloud is used to migrate data, it provides the Cloud Explorer feature, the Cloud Transfer feature, the Cloud Sync feature. Also, it has some other functions, such as encrypting files, uploading URLs, off-line transfer, schedule and so on.
Three Ways to Migrate Files from Google Drive to Dropbox
Before we start to use MultCloud, the very first thing that we need to do is to register an account.
There’s one thing that I’m very pleased with MultCloud, it allows users to sign up for a temporary account, so users are able to explore MultCloud simply by clicking on the “Guest Access” button. After that, it will randomly generate a username and the corresponding password. For security, I suggest that you bind your email address to MultCloud if you decide to use it for the long term.
Then, we should add our cloud drives to MultCloud so that we can manage them within one window.
Step 1. Click on the “Add Cloud Drives” button and choose Google Drive.
Step 2. Name the cloud drive and click on “Add Google Drive Account”.
The Dropbox account can be added to MultCloud in the same way above.
Method 1. Use the Cloud Explorer Feature
The cloud explorer feature is quite similar to the Windows Explorer, you can do the operations like copy, paste, cut, delete, rename…
Below, we are going to use the Cloud Explorer feature to copy files from Google Drive to Dropbox.
Step 1. Click on “Google Drive”, then select the files that we need to migrate.
Step 2. Right-click on the selection area and choose “copy”.
Step 3. Click on “Dropbox”, then right-click on the place where we want our files to be stored and choose “paste”.
Method 2. Use the Cloud Transfer Feature
The interface of this feature is very clear, basically, we should choose “From” and “To”, that is to say, the source directory we want to transfer and the target directory we want to transfer files to.
Step 1. Choose “Google Drive” as the source directory.
Step 2. Choose “Dropbox” as the target directory.
Step 3. Click on the “Transfer Now” button.
Another thing that I’m pleased with is there are a few options included in the Cloud Transfer feature: Directly skip the file, don’t transfer it; It will be overwritten if its time is older; It will be overwritten if its size is different; It will be overwritten if its time is older or size is different; Always overwrite the file; Always rename the file. With these options, there is no need to worry about generating duplicate files in the target path.
In addition, Cloud Transfer has the “Schedule” function. By setting scheduled tasks, we can save a lot of time to do our stuff instead of waiting for the tasks to complete.
Method 3. Use the Cloud Sync Feature
Same as Method 2, we need to choose the source destination and the target destination first.
Step 1. Choose “Google Drive” as the source path.
Step 2. Choose “Dropbox” as the target path.
Step 3. Click on the “Sync Now” button.
As we can see, Cloud Sync has the “Schedule” feature as well. Also, there’s something different from the Cloud Transfer feature, the Cloud Sync feature has a couple of sub-functions.
The main categories are the One-way Sync and the Two-way Sync, the One-way Sync includes seven sub-functions in total, which are Simple Sync, Mirror Sync, Move Sync, Cumulative Sync, Update Sync, Incremental Backup Sync, and Full Backup Sync.
The Simple Sync and the Two-way Sync are for free, the others are paid functions, but I do think the Simple Sync feature is enough to use.
That’s it! All of the files have been transferred from Google Drive to Dropbox in three handy ways.
Pros and Cons
- Interfaces are very clear
- Easy to handle
- Numerous cloud drives are supported
- Temporary accounts are allowed
- Off-line transfer feature
- Email notification feature
- Not the real-time sync
- No mobile app
- Not all functions are free
With MultCloud, we can easily move files between cloud storage. In an old-fashion way, we always migrate our files by downloading files from one cloud drive first and then uploading them to another one, but now, a brand new way of transferring files has been introduced to us all, MultCloud. Just need a few minutes, the clouds can be integrated, in this case, we won’t have to worry about the scattered files. Though there are some paid features, I think the basic features meet our requirements already, this is indeed a perfect product and feel free to explore it at any time!