By Gabriel Handford
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3Hub is no longer being actively supported. Its been discontinued but its still available for those that still find it useful.
3Hub allows you to view your Amazon S3 online storage, upload, download, set permissions, headers, share with friends, view your friends shared files and more.
・Queue files and directories for download or upload
・Throttle your download and upload bandwidth
・Keep track of other S3 users you want to share files with or give permissions to
・Using the "Auto apply" feature, you can automatically set permissions on newly uploaded files
・Using the Shares feature, you can share buckets for other 3Hub users, and view files they've shared with you
・Bucket to bucket copying
・Set bulk permissions on buckets and files
・Create torrent links and temporary URLs that expire
・Custom headers, set on a file or append headers to a bunch of files
・Drag and drop files to the dock
・Manage bucket logging, creating buckets in other regions + data centers
・Enable a bucket as a website
・Server side encryption
・Bulk delete to help cleanup large buckets
What's New in Version 1.0.9
Solid S3 Solution for Mac
If you're on the hunt for a good S3 solution on the Mac, I certainly would recommend 3Hub. Always works, and provides the features/functions you need to get the job done. For the price you have near zero risk with this app. Only thing I'd throw on the wish list is tighter integration with Finder. Though you have to be careful what you wish for. I actually tried another client solution (Name begins with "J") but abandoned it because local folder name changes in Finder's nav bar were automatically mirrored in S3, which I didn't care for. I've also found that my particular S3 need is sporadic. I like that I can run 3Hub as needed, vs. having it as an "always on" app taking up resources on my MacBook AIr.
3Hub provides me with 95% of what I need, and for the price, I'm a very happy customer.
Okay app, transfer speed hamstrung?
The app’s UI is clean and fairly snappy, if rudimentary and clumsy at times (e.g., renaming folders). It’s straightforward to set up and use.
My big problem with this app is that the transfer speed appears to be hamstrung. On two different machines, over a total of five different networks, 3Hub gives me an upload speed of around 50 KB/s (yes, bandwidth limitation is off), while the s3cmd command line tool gives me transfer speeds closer to 90% of my available bandwidth - at work, that’s over 15 MB/s, which is literally 300 times faster. As a data scientist, I’m moving hundreds of gigs of data every day, and as they say, ain’t nobody got time for that.
I’m willing to believe that there’s something wrong with my configuration or something, but if there is I can’t find it. I’d add a star or two if the bandwidth issue were fixed.
Great App for S3
I've been using this application for years - even before it was in the app store. It's not that it's pretty in anyway, it's that it's good at what it does. I can get to my files on S3 and I can control the necessary meta data to even share files with others. I always recommend this product.