While the jury still may be out judging the value of iCloud, most of us Mac, iPhone, iPad users just keep using it. There’s not much to configure with iCloud. Set it up and apps take care of the rest. Files and photos get uploaded automatically.
What’s missing with iCloud? Control.
Cloud Mate brings more controls to iCloud which makes it even more valuable. Think of a little mini-Finder which gives you controls over iCloud.
Cloud Mate displays all the apps that have files stored in iCloud. When you click on a specific app icon, Cloud Mate displays the files and folders for that app.
Copying or moving files from your Mac to iCloud and back again is simple drag and drop. Cloud Mate can even hide Photo Stream photos (also managed in iCloud).
Right from within the Finder-like interface, Cloud Mate can display file contents using Quick Look, and give you tools to create and delete folders and files.
For experienced Mac users, there’s also options to move or copy files built in to OS X’s Services menu.
In all seriousness, Apple should put these features into OS X. I know Apple doesn’t want users mucking with files and folders within apps, but they’re my files and folders, and I should be allowed to do with them as I please.
Cloud Mate gives some of that control back to the Mac user.