Rclone Browser (Fork) 1.8.0 Gets Proxy Support, Option To Create Public Link

Rclone Browser fork GUI Linux

Rclone Browser (fork), a Qt5 GUI for Rclone, was updated to version 1.8.0, getting proxy support, an option to display the complete directory tree for a remote, and the ability to create a public link to easily share files, among others.

Rclone Browser is a cross-platform (Windows, macOS and Linux) Qt5 GUI for Rclone, a command line tool to synchronize (and mount) files from remote cloud storage services like Google Drive, OneDrive, Nextcloud, Dropbox, Amazon Drive and S3, Mega, and others.

This GUI can be used to simplify operations like copying a file from one cloud storage to another or to the local drive, mount cloud storages on your system with a click, and browsing the contents of various cloud storage remotes in a tabbed interface.

Rclone Browser Proxy settings
Rclone Browser proxy settings

The latest Rclone Browser 1.8.0 adds proxy support. From its preferences you can choose to use system settings for proxy, or use manual proxy configuration in which you can set the http_proxy, https_proxy and no_proxy (this last one is for domains to skip).

Rclone Browser public link
Generating a public link in Rclone Browser

Another new feature in this Rclone Browser release is the ability to get the public link for a file, allowing users to easily share it. This is done with a new Public Link button available on the toolbar (while browsing a remote).

Rclone browser directory tree
Remote directory tree

The latest 1.8.0 version also brings an option to generate a complete directory tree overview, useful to see all the directories in a remote without having to expand every directory tree manually (which usually takes a while to load).

There are now quite a few buttons on the remote toolbar (2 new in this release) now, which make it impossible to shrink the window width to a decent size, I'm hoping the developer will do something about this in future releases.

For more on Rclone Browser (fork), also see: Rclone Browser Fork With Fixes And Enhancements

Other changes in Rclone Browser 1.8.0:

  • New option for setting the remotes icon size (small, medium or large)
  • Added Default download options field to specify extra options for downloads
  • FIXED: option to show hidden files and folders was not always working as expected
  • FIXED: for sftp remote default to home user directory (as normal sftp would do)
  • FIXED: problem using rclone and rclone.conf when path contained spaces
  • Other bug fixes and small tweaks

Download Rclone Browser

On the Rclone Browser releases page you'll find binaries for Windows, macOS and Linux (AppImage for i386, x86_64 and armhf).

To run the Rclone Browser AppImage binary on Linux you'll need to make it executable: right click -> Properties -> Permissions -> Allow executing file as program (or similar; this depends on your file manager). Now if your desktop environment / file manager allows it, double click the AppImage file to run it. On desktop environments which don't allow double clicking AppImage files to run them, open a terminal and drag'n'drop the AppImage file onto the terminal window, then press Enter. You may also type ./rclone-browser-1.8.0-a0b66c6-linux-x86_64.AppImage from the folder where the AppImage is located in to run it.

To easily integrate AppImage files with your Linux desktop, check out AppImageLauncher.