How do you manage the external storage devices that you plug in to your Mac? Usually the Finder, right? For example, if you want to unplug and external USB disk you have to switch to the Finder, find the external disk drive, and click the Eject button. That’s pretty much the process for USB disks, USB sticks, or anything else that connects or mounts to your Mac.
Here’s a better way. It’s called Mountain.
This handy utility resides in the Mac’s Menubar and gives you options not found in the Mac’s Finder. Use Mountain to mount and unmount external volumes, network volumes, and even eject external volumes. All with a click to Mountain in the Menubar.
Here’s what it looks like.
Mountain can be set to unmount external volumes automatically when the Mac goes to sleep. If some Mac apps block a volume from being ejected, Mountain will alert you.
And, speaking of alerts and notifications, Mountain can notify you whenever an external volume is ready to be ejected or unplugged by using Growl or OS X’s Notification Center. This is a very useful app for Mac users with plenty of storage attachments or network connections, and probably something Apple should build in to OS X anyway.