Using Amazon’s Cloud Drive with OS X

Last week Amazon unveiled its Cloud Drive desktop apps for Mac and PC. These applications allow users to easily send files to their Cloud Drive and easily access their Cloud Drive accounts. Since this app was just recently launched, we want to show you how to obtain and use Amazon’s Cloud Drive app for OS X.

Note: Before we start, you must have an active Amazon account with Cloud Drive enabled.

Installing and Setting Up Cloud Drive for OS X

To start, launch the Cloud Drive for OS X download page. The download will start automatically.

Cloud Drive Download

Once the download is finished, the DMG should automatically open. If not, please launch it from your desktop. Once it’s open, drag and drop the Amazon Cloud Drive app to your Applications folder.

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To set up the Cloud Drive desktop, launch it via your Applications folder or Spotlight search. Once it has completely launched, you’ll be prompted to sign in with your Amazon account credentials.

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Uploading Files to Cloud Drive

To upload a file or folder to Cloud Drive, simply drag and drop the file on top of the Cloud Drive button which should be located in the Apple Toolbar. Once the file has finished uploading to Amazon’s servers, you will get a notification on your Mac confirming that the upload is completed. You can now access this file from the Cloud Drive webpage.


Viewing Cloud Drive Files

While there isn’t currently a way to view your Cloud Drive files within OS X, the new Cloud Drive application does give you quick access to the Cloud Drive website. To access it, just click on the Cloud Drive logo located on theĀ Apple Toolbar. When you do this, a drop down menu will appear. From this menu, click on the option labeled “Open Cloud Drive Website”. When you do this, your default web browser will be launched and you will be taken to Amazon’s Cloud Drive web site.

Open Cloud Drive Websit

That wraps up today’s Switching To Mac tutorial, check back tomorrow for more Mac and iOS news, reviews and tutorials.


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