show a split pane view of local and remote and allow dragging between the two
I think having the option to display many remotes at once is important. If it’s limited to two, I’d like to be able to show two remotes side by side, whether it is a local and a cloud remote, two locals, or two cloud remotes.
Another feature I’d like is to see the generated command for an action and be able to copy it. It would help me build my scripts faster.
That said… I like all those features, haha. Rating them for me is hard but the ones I mentioned would be the most important ones for me.
Split view of local & remote isn’t super important IMO, I know a lot of apps have this UI but it’s just as easy to have Finder open next to RCloneBrowser in my experience. Split pane for drag & dropping between multiple remotes might be cool, but having tabs for this is probably better.
The biggest thing for me will be multi-item selection as mentioned earlier in the thread, and the ability to drag & drop within a remote, or between remotes.
This would also go hand in hand with proper searching of remotes as well - if it could handle searching of both the current folder AND global search of the entire remote, and then generating public links from the search results, that would be amazing.
While I’m excited for all of this, this all should be separated from the current binary.
I think the best feature of current rclone that makes it the king of tool is that it’s so versatile and being able to be deployed in so many platforms, old and new.
I can install rclone in compatible router, old android phones and tablets, latest NVIDIA shield etc. Old phones that have no use case has become rclone end point which is super awesome! I have an army of low-powered high-IO throughout devices and it’s awesome because rclone binary is small and have small dependency of other stuff.
Absolutely, I don’t want to break any of that! I’m experimenting at the moment. If I can wedge a browser based GUI into rclone and expand the binary size by 1MB but otherwise leave all the above the same, what would you say?
Thank you, that sounds great. And as always thank you for your work.
In building gui please always take into consideration that router and old phones has less cpu power, memory and storage. Rclone via termux or other similar way on Android has been very great to turn old phones into something very powerful.
Honestly I would probably rarely or never use a gui because the best gui is the ones we already have, in my humble opinion. For example I use rclone + samba so my gui is a standard file Explorer in Linux, Windows, iPhone and Android. That’s my daily drive for gui. File search, streaming etc all is handled very well by each apps on that platform.
I’m more interested in gui that abstract technical layer of rclone. For example in other thread there’s a person who built rclone gui with electron js to mount, upload, download etc. That’s a good direction for wider rclone use. Things that normally require terminal would be great to be done in easier way in gui.
But then again I use rclone only for GDrive. A gui could be very useful for rclone for othercloyd providers.