It isn’t often I run into a very useful Mac utility which also has a very clever name; a play on words. That’s the case with the Mountain utility which lives in the Mac’s Menubar and gives you an easier way to mount and unmount volumes attached to your Mac.
Instead of using the Mac’s Finder to manage attached storage, Mountain gives you more options but from a simple click to the Menubar.
It’s just that easy.
Preferences are basic. Toggle to display system volumes, internal volumes, unmounted but attached volumes.
Then, when you click the icon in the Menubar you get options for each attached device, segregated by local volumes, removable volumes, disk images, unmounted volumes, and even Time Machine.
One click also opens the volume in the Finder. Growl notifications mean you can get a notification whenever a drive is available or ready to be unplugged. That extra knowledge is handy and you won’t have to switch from whatever app you’re using to the Finder.
There’s even a way from within Mountain to avoid Apple’s standard app sandboxing function (which removes functionality from apps sold in the App Store) and get more functions for free.