ExpanDrive v5.4.1 is out on the auto-updater fixing an authentication issue for Google Drive and Google Cloud Storage. Google updated some of their authentication flow and this update fixes our compatibility for that.
ExpanDrive v5.3 is out on the auto-updater and the main download page.
NEW Preliminary support for Sharepoint Online [Office 365 Sites]
NEW Rewritten WebDAV connector
NEW All-new metadata caching layer, bringing faster access and asynchrnous updates of regularly used data
NEW Moved to OneDrive v2 API
NEW Improvements to SFTP layer for speed and large file transfers
For the curious yes, we skipped v5.2 – It was an internal release in testing for an extended period of time that we decided not to publish.
Users of ExpanDrive v5.1.3 on OS X El Capitan will need to manually upgrade to a newer version of ExpanDrive by downloading it at www.expandrive.com. ExpanDrive v5.1.3 on OS X 10.11 exhibits a broken auto-updater. Make sure to quit ExpanDrive if you’re already running it. This release was only available for about half a day, so hopefully it doesn’t affect too many users. ExpanDrive v5.1.4 is already available with a fix. Our apologies for the trouble.
ExpanDrive v5.1 is now available for download and via the auto-updater. It includes full support for OS X 10.11 El Capitan and wraps up myriad changes and fixes since our V5 release back in July. You can always get the release notes for each intermediate version over at our support page.
NEW Auto-detect mime-type for S3/Swift
NEW [Windows] New Filesystem driver to improve Windows 10 support
NEW [Windows] New crash reporter
NEW [Windows] Speed increase in browsing folders
NEW [Windows] New data cache
FIXED Amazon Cloud Drive and Box long directory listings now fixed
FIXED S3 support where getting a bucket’s location is disallowed
FIXED Issue deleting files on OS X 10.11 would sometimes generate a “-43” error
FIXED Fixed a WebDAV normalization issue with international character sets on Mac
FIXED Fixed issue on Windows where truncating files that are > 2GB
FIXED Fixed issue causing certain crashes on drive startup on Windows
FIXED Fixed issue listing directories with more than 2k entries on Amazon S3
FIXED Fixed issue deleting certain folders on S3/Swift
FIXED 0-byte files are now correctly flushed out
FIXED Free space report for storage accounts with unlimited free space
FIXED Auto-updater preference fixed on Windows
FIXED Transient SFTP truncation problem fixed
FIXED Fixed usage of ampersand in filenames on Dropbox and S3
FIXED Windows 10 mounting error.
FIXED Issue where upload queue could get stuck uploading
FIXED S3 buckets with capital letters now supported
FIXED Fixed directory listings with files larger than 4GB
FIXED List directories with greater than 1000 entries on S3 fixed
FIXED Google Drive with unlimited space now shows more free space by default.
FIXED Fixed ghost checkbox on Mac UI
FIXED No longer trim whitespace from passwords
FIXED Detect S3 bucket region from error message when no permission to discover region.
CHANGED Longer write timeout for operations on Mac
CHANGED Have OAuth show Chrome as our browser
CHANGED Use smaller chunk for uploading large files to Dropbox, improving reliability.
CHANGED Enabled rename on S3/Swift
Sublime Text is an enormously popular text editor for Mac, Windows and Linux. Combining Sublime Text and ExpanDrive is a powerful workflow – you actually edit and manipulate files on SFTP/FTP or S3 in real-time from directly within the Sublime Text. You don’t need to download the file, edit it, and then re-upload it. We use Sublime in conjunction with ExpanDrive every day to develop the Ruby on Rails code that powers Strongspace.com as well the ExpanDrive Store. It’s also one of the primary ways we dogfood ExpanDrive.
It’s pretty easy to get started. If you haven’t installed ExpanDrive you can download the latest release here. It’s free to try out for a week and is available on Mac and Windows. These screenshots are from the Mac version, but it looks nearly the same on Windows.
We start by creating a new SSH (SFTP) connection within ExpanDrive, although you can connect to FTP, Amazon S3 or a whole variety of other support cloud storage providers if you prefer.
ExpanDrive affords you a variety of configuration options for SFTP and FTP. We generally use public key authentication combined with Google Authenticator for multi-factor authentication. You can even set a remote path so that you can mount /etc and twiddle configuration files directly.
Once you have made the connection to the server, the contents are viewable in Finder, Explorer or any other application. On the Mac I like the Open in Sublime button to click a folder and then click Open in Sublime and have Sublime open up the tree as a project. This is easier on Windows where you can right click and have the default shell extension offer “Open in Sublime.”
Now you can edit any file directly within Sublime and have the entire tree visible in the sublime sidebar. While there are some other options out now for accessing SFTP servers from within Sublime, I feel pretty confident that ExpanDrive is the best. We have rock-solid background saves that let you hit command-s [or ctrl-s, if you’re on windows] with abandon. You’ll experience no delay as the file is saved instantly and pushed out to your server in the background.
ExpanDrive v4.3.1 is out on the auto-updater. This is a small bug fix release that does a lot to improve compatibility with MS Office 2013 saving to S3 and Swift connections. S3/Swift don’t allow you to set the modification time of a file, and in certain cases Office with get confused and suggest somebody else edited the file. This fix also incorporates a change for parsing dates in Swift that does a better job accounting for time zones.
New in v4.3.1
- CHANGED Improved support for editing MS Office documents on Swift and S3
- FIXED Fixed timezone issue on Swift.
ExpanDrive v4.3 is out on the auto-updater. It adds support for NTLM authentication to improve compatibility with Sharepoint installations as well as improves support for versioning in Google Drive and Box.com connections.
New in v4.3
- NEW Support for NTLM authentication for Sharepoint, etc.
- CHANGED Improved support for versioning on Google Drive and Box
- FIXED Fixed timezone issue on Google Drive.
We’re excited to add support for Microsoft OneDrive for Business, part of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite of products. OneDrive of Business is the enterprise version of Microsoft’s online storage service and offers unlimited storage at no additional cost. With ExpanDrive you can connect to your OneDrive account directly from within Finder, Explorer or any other app on your computer.
Mac users should be particularly excited since Microsoft still has no Mac App for OneDrive for business. ExpanDrive is currently the only game in town! You can download ExpanDrive v4.2 at https://www.expandrive.com/expandrive or using the ExpanDrive auto-updater