Rclone Browser is a fairly popular cross-platform GUI for Rclone. its Development stopped In 2017, Rclone browser fork It was recently created to fix some “small non-functioning snippets”, such as transfer progress not working, and added some enhancements.
Let me tell you a little bit about Rclone (if you haven’t heard it already) and then continue using Rclone Browser. clone Just like rsync, but for cloud storage. Command line tool to sync files between file system and cloud storage services (e.g. Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Nextcloud, Yandex Disk, Dropbox, Amazon Drive and S3, Mega, pCloud, etc.) (and with WebDAV, FTP and SFTP support) , And directly between cloud storage services. It also supports installing these cloud storage services so you can access files using desktop applications.
Rclone Browser is Rclone’s Qt5 GUI and runs on Windows, Mac and Linux. This tool exposes many Rclone features to an easy-to-use interface. With it you can browse files and transfer files from / to the cloud storage service and transfer to the cloud storage service (even encrypted), perform file operations (such as renaming, moving or deleting), click the button to install storage (in Linux and Mac), and even streaming videos hosted in the cloud using VLC or mpv.
As the name suggests, this tool is designed to be used as a file browser, not as an alternative to an automatic synchronization solution. It does not automatically monitor changes in folders and synchronize them automatically. Sync / upload / download is performed on demand.
Complete list of Rclone browser features:
- Allows browsing and modifying any rclone remote, including encrypted
- Use the same configuration file as rclone, no additional configuration required
- Support for custom location and encryption of .rclone.conf configuration files
- Navigate multiple repositories in separate tabs at the same time
- List files hierarchically by file name, size, and modification date
- All rclone commands are executed asynchronously without a frozen GUI
- File hierarchy is cached lazily in memory for faster folder traversal
- Allow uploading, downloading, creating new folders, renaming or deleting files and folders
- Allows to calculate the size of the folder, export the file list and copy the rclone command to the clipboard
- Can handle multiple upload or download jobs in the background
- Drag and drop support for dragging files from the local file browser for upload
- Stream a media file to play in a similar player such as mpv (for example, using VLC,
vlc -As a command)
- Mount and unmount folders on macOS and GNU / Linux
- (Optional) Minimize to tray and notify when upload / download is complete
It is worth noting that, although Rclone Browser has more features, including installing remote functions and streaming files on macOS and Linux, Rclone has disguised its own user interface in the form of Web UI through the latest 1.49 version, which is very suitable Basic usage. Directly from a remote cloud storage service. However, the built-in Rclone Web UI is still very new and should improve in future releases. Rclone browser fork includes Compile errors fixed the latest Qt (the result is to fix some problems, for example, support for dark mode on macOS), fixed the progress display of the latest Rclone version (you need to enable
Verbose output Select this option when uploading / downloading files), fixed “Configuration” button commands, and fixed an issue with missing remote control icons. It also adds some adjustments and enhancements:
- Added ETA and Total Size fields to progress display
- New preferences to show hidden files and folders
- Add option to set mounted cache mode
- Support for shared Google Drive files
- Add “Public Link” option on right-click menu
Rclone Browser branch can be downloaded from Publish tags If you want to get pre-compiled binaries (64-bit for Windows, macOS and Linux, Debian, Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Pop! _OS, etc. are DEB). On Arch Linux, there is a Third-party AUR A package that can be used to install the Rclone Browser branch. Or you can compile it From source. Since Rclone browser is Rclone’s GUI, you also need Download and install The latter is on your system.