Accelerates the processes of connecting to network drives up to four times faster.
Version: 1.0.1The Network Drive Launcher Utility accelerates the processes of connecting to network drives up to four times faster, by automating AppleScript technology and leveraging features already built into the Macintosh Finder.
License: Free To Try $5.00
Operating System: Mac OS X
NDL saves you time when connecting to local area network drives. When using the Network Browser in the Finder, connecting to a network drive can take 20-30 seconds or more and as many as twelve mouse clicks. NDL allows you to automate this process to a simple double-click that takes just six seconds, or zero clicks when it is set to connect automatically at login.
For those who like the "Connect to Server..." menu NDL saves you the trouble of remembering or looking up IP address, saves you from typing long cryptic URIs, and finally you don't have to worry about putting it all together with the AppleScript's Script Editor, since NDL does all this for you.
With Network Drive Launcher you will create quick launchers that are more reliable than the Finder's aliases to networked drives. Since the Finders aliases as of Mac OS v 10.4 use local file system paths relative to the System. If the Finder is delayed in refreshing the local network servers, you may get an unnecessary error of a broken alias, when you try to connect using a regular alias to a networked volume.
NDL is configured to use direct URI paths which include the specific network protocol, such as smb, afp, and ftp. So minding the details of what "afp" or "smb" is it just means you connect directly to your network drives faster and more reliably.