Use Unclouded to analyze storage in Dropbox and Google Drive

Christian Göllner, an XDA member and Android developer, has released an app that helps you find out what's taking up all of your space in Dropbox and Google Drive.

Unclouded

Over time, your cloud storage might be hanging onto things you don't need anymore, or didn't even know you had. This is especially the case with Dropbox, since deleting files through the desktop app doesn't actually remove them from your storage, just that directory.

Unclouded lets you browse through your Dropbox and Google Drive storage like a file manager, and even helps locate duplicates that are taking space you could use for something else.

Right now Unclouded is in beta -- meaning you can't download the app from the Google Play Store without joining the Google+ community for beta testers. Thankfully, this just takes a moment and you'll be on your way to trying the app. Ready to give it a go? Here's how:

Step 1: Join the Google+ community for Unclouded.

Sign up for the beta test. Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 2: Agree to become a beta tester and then click the download link.

If the link doesn't work, give it a few minutes. As a last resort, you can sideload the APK from this link.

Open Unclouded. You can take the tour through the features, or skip ahead to get started.

Select an account from the menu. Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 3: Choose the cloud service you want to add first and grant the necessary permissions. To add another, open the slide-out menu and then tap on the existing service (this reveals the option to add another).

Now it's time to see where all of your cloud storage is allocated.

Account overview tab in Unclouded. Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 4: Tap the service you want to work with in the left-hand menu. The overview page will show you a quick breakdown.

Sorting preferences for file management. Nicole Cozma/CNET

Step 5: Open the menu again to choose whether to sort your files by directory, category, last modified, or duplicates. The last one is extremely useful, since you don't need to store things twice. There are additional sorting options available in the top right-hand menu.

Files displayed by type. Nicole Cozma/CNET

Most features in the app are free, but if you want to upload, move, rename, or delete fields, you'll need to do an in-app upgrade for $1.99 (which converts to £1.18 or AU$2.14). Even without these features, this app lets you know which types of files are using the majority of your storage, and you can always organize from those accounts on the Web.

When I spoke to the developer, Christian Göllner, he mentioned that an update will be rolling out to the app today. Changes include the ability to use a grid view, see the size of multiple selected items, and see the trash area of Google Drive. These changes are live for the APK link and will reach Google Play soon, if they haven't already.

(Via XDA.)

 

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