Cyberduck 6 brings OneDrive and Cryptomator support

Martin Brinkmann
May 10, 2017
Updated • May 22, 2018

Cyberduck 6.0 was released on May 9, 2017. The new version of the popular file transfer browser introduces support for OneDrive, and Cryptomator among other things.

Cyberduck is a file transfer and management software for Windows and Mac OS X which we reviewed in 2011 for the first time. Back then it was one of the programs that you could use to upload documents to Google Docs.

Cyberduck works similar to FTP programs, only that it supports more than just FTP or SFTP. You may use it to connect to WebDAV, Amazon S3, Backblaze B2, Microsoft Azure, OneDrive, Google Cloud, Dropbox, and OpenStack Swift servers.

You may add accounts to Cyberduck permanently. Adding an account depends largely on the service that you are selecting. Some, like SFTP, work directly, while others require that you authorize the Cyberduck program first.

Once that is out of the way, you may start any connection that you have added to Cyberduck with the click of the mouse. While you can save the password for extra comfort, you can also select not to save it for extra security.

Cyberduck 6.0

The new version of the application introduces several features to the application. Most noteworthy -- probably -- are support for Microsoft OneDrive, and support for the file encryption software Cryptomator.

You may link OneDrive accounts in the latest version, and this works exactly like it does when you add Dropbox or Google Cloud accounts. Select to connect to OneDrive, enter your Microsoft Account email address and password, and accept the authorization prompt on the Microsoft website to authorize Cyberduck to access the storage.

OneDrive becomes available then, and you may use Cyberduck to browse the storage, upload and download files, or manage files in other ways for instance by deleting or renaming them.

Cryptomator support on the other hand is special, as the software is not a storage provider but adds encryption options to your online storage.

Basically, what it allows you to do is encrypt your files before they are pushed to the cloud. This does not affect local files, as they are readable thanks to Cryptomator doing all the heavy lifting in the background.

Support for Cryptomator in Cyberduck means that the application supports encrypting uploads to the vault, and decrypting downloads from the vault.

Cyberduck 6 ships with a handful of other features that users may find interesting:

  • You may use it to browse the local file system.
  • Support for the [email protected] and [email protected] formats were added.
  • Support for lifecycle options for buckets and the copying of pre-authenticated URLs for Blackblaze B2 was added.

Note: Cyberduck displays donation prompts after upgrades and on installation (on exit). Users may donate to receive a registration key that does away with the nag screen.

Closing Words

The main thing that Cyberduck has going for it is that it can be used to tap into different storage services and servers using a single interface. This strength plays out the best if you connect to several storage providers regularly, and don't want to install programs that these providers offer on your system (if they do offer software).

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  1. ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    Doesn’t Windows 8 know that www. or http:// are passe ?

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on August 4, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      Well it is a bit difficulty to distinguish between domains and files for instance.

    2. Leonidas Burton said on September 4, 2023 at 4:51 am

      I know a service made by google that is similar to Google bookmarks.

  2. VioletMoon said on August 16, 2023 at 5:26 pm

    @Ashwin–Thankful you delighted my comment; who knows how many “gamers” would have disagreed!

  3. Karl said on August 17, 2023 at 10:36 pm


    The comments section under this very article (3 comments) is identical to the comments section found under the following article:

    Not sure what the issue is, but have seen this issue under some other articles recently but did not report it back then.

  4. Anonymous said on August 25, 2023 at 11:44 am

    Omg a badge!!!
    Some tangible reward lmao.

    It sucks that redditors are going to love the fuck out of it too.

  5. Scroogled said on August 25, 2023 at 10:57 pm

    With the cloud, there is no such thing as unlimited storage or privacy. Stop relying on these tech scums. Purchase your own hardware and develop your own solutions.

    1. lollmaoeven said on August 27, 2023 at 6:24 am

      This is a certified reddit cringe moment. Hilarious how the article’s author tries to dress it up like it’s anything more than a png for doing the reddit corporation’s moderation work for free (or for bribes from companies and political groups)

  6. El Duderino said on August 25, 2023 at 11:14 pm

    Almost al unlmited services have a real limit.

    And this comment is written on the dropbox article from August 25, 2023.

  7. John G. said on August 26, 2023 at 1:29 am

    First comment > @ilev said on August 4, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    For the God’s sake, fix the comments soon please! :[

  8. Kalmly said on August 26, 2023 at 4:42 pm

    Yes. Please. Fix the comments.

  9. Kim Schmidt said on September 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm

    With Google Chrome, it’s only been 1,500 for some time now.

    Anyone who wants to force me in such a way into buying something that I can get elsewhere for free will certainly never see a single dime from my side. I don’t even know how stupid their marketing department is to impose these limits on users instead of offering a valuable product to the paying faction. But they don’t. Even if you pay, you get something that is also available for free elsewhere.

    The algorithm has also become less and less savvy in terms of e.g. English/German translations. It used to be that the bot could sort of sense what you were trying to say and put it into different colloquialisms, which was even fun because it was like, “I know what you’re trying to say here, how about…” Now it’s in parts too stupid to translate the simplest sentences correctly, and the suggestions it makes are at times as moronic as those made by Google Translations.

    If this is a deep-learning AI that learns from users’ translations and the phrases they choose most often – which, by the way, is a valuable, moneys worthwhile contribution of every free user to this project: They invest their time and texts, thereby providing the necessary data for the AI to do the thing as nicely as they brag about it in the first place – alas, the more unprofessional users discovered the translator, the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, the greater the aggregate of linguistically illiterate users has become, and the worse the language of this deep-learning bot has become, as it now learns the drivel of every Tom, Dick and Harry out there, which is why I now get their Mickey Mouse language as suggestions: the inane language of people who can barely spell the alphabet, it seems.

    And as a thank you for our time and effort in helping them and their AI learn, they’ve lowered the limit from what was once 5,000 to now 1,500…? A big “fuck off” from here for that! Not a brass farthing from me for this attitude and behaviour, not in a hundred years.

  10. Anonymous said on September 28, 2023 at 8:19 am

    When will you put an end to the mess in the comments?

  11. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 9:36 am

    Ghacks comments have been broken for too long. What article did you see this comment on? Reply below. If we get to 20 different articles we should all stop using the site in protest.

    I posted this on [] so please reply if you see it on a different article.

    1. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 11:01 am

      Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  12. RIP said on September 28, 2023 at 10:48 am

    Comment redirected me to [] which seems to be the ‘real’ article it is attached to

  13. Mystique said on September 28, 2023 at 12:13 pm

    Article Title: Reddit enforces user activity tracking on site to push advertising revenue
    Article URL:

    No surprises here. This is just the beginning really. I cannot see a valid reason as to why anyone would continue to use the platform anymore when there are enough alternatives fill that void.

  14. justputthispostanywhere said on September 29, 2023 at 3:59 am

    I’m not sure if there is a point in commenting given that comments seem to appear under random posts now, but I’ll try… this comment is for

    My temporary “solution”, if you can call it that, is to use a VPN (Mullvad in my case) to sign up for and access Reddit via a European connection. I’m doing that with pretty much everything now, at least until the rest of the world catches up with GDPR. I don’t think GDPR is a magical privacy solution but it’s at least a first step.

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