What is the rationale of the user interface?

The concept of CloudFella’s user interface comes from enterprise storage management web applications. When you store thousands of files in the cloud you really want to have a statistical approach to your data, know right the way where all your docs are, access with a single tap to all your audio files or check your biggest and oldest files to plan for a clean up of your cloud accounts. CloudFella accomplishes this task in a modern and elegant way: with CloudFella’s user interface you are always two “taps” away from your data.


Why WebDAV is not supported ?

CloudFella is a Cloud File Manager, designed to work with cloud storage services wherever the user is located. WebDAV is mostly used within intranets to facilitate collaboration between users. We may add WebDAV support in the future: please contact us with your requests of enhancement.


Sometimes loading my file’s info in CludFella from Dropbox fails and I got dozens of alerts

Download of your files metadata likely failed with the error “Quota exceeded”. That means that Dropbox put a limit on the number of api calls to the service (per user) and you exceeded this limit. They usually do this to avoid abuses. Every time you swipe to load the metadata, CloudFella will start a series of api calls to Dropbox: one call for each file. If you have 10000 files and you swipe twice you will get that error.It may happens also at the first swipe: it’s kind of random but it’s not caused by CloudFella.

CloudFella reacts to the error showing a dialog box with error. If the errors are dozens you will get dozens of dialog boxes: this was a bug and is fixed in CloudFella 1.1.0 currently out in iTunes

If you use Dropbox accounts with 1000-2000 files you won’t see the issue loading metadata with CloudFella, unless you keep swiping several times in a row to load the same metadata all over again (not sure why you would do that).


Ok, I got the app…now what?

Great Question !
First thing is to link your cloud services (Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, Evernote) to CloudFella. To do this, open CloudFella and tap on the big cloud image: the screen will change showing you a list of services available.
Tap on the service you want to link in order to authorize CloudFella to access your data.
After the authorization is completed, you need to let CloudFella access to your data and index your files in the cloud: to accomplish this, make a swipe gesture (swipe to the right) on the cloud service you just linked, and CloudFella will start loading in the db the files information.
Repeat the previous steps for the remaining cloud services you want to link to CloudFella and you are done: now you can start enjoying CloudFella features.




What is the best way to take advange of CloudFella’s features ?

CloudFella’s effectiveness relies on the “load files information” action (refer to the above faq for details on how to load the files info): this operation should be done preferably when wi-fi is available.

Strong 4G LTE connections are good as well while 3G or in general poor network signal are not the best to load the metadata (files information) in CloudFella.

Once the metadata are loaded, you have the keys to access to all your data in the cloud in the easiest and fastest way currently available on iPhone



How CloudFella behave in poor network conditions?

CloudFella won’t need internet connection to browse your remote directories, search, find duplicates and access to list of files from the dashboard because it already stored these information when you load the files info in the app (refer to the previous faq item for details).  CloudFella will need network access when you want to view/download individual files.
Downloading a single file from the cloud in poor network connections without having to do search and browse over the network is one of the strength of CloudFella !