This guide aims to help users get started with the functions and options of the FileWizrd Mac client.
In this article:
Operating systems: macOS 11 (Big Sur) and 12 (Monterey).
2) Download and install
You can download and install the FileWizrd app for Mac from the macOS App Stor
3) Log in/out and settings
✔ Right after installation, you will see that FileWizrd is running in the menu bar (top-right corner by default). Left-click this icon to open the UI, then on the Gear icon in the bottom-right corner of the UI.
✔ Click the Log in button to start logging in.
✔ Your default browser will now open the login page. Type in your email address and click Next.
✔ Type in your password on the next screen, and click Log in. If you're using 2FA, then you'll also be asked to type in your authentication code on the next screen.
✔ Another site will open, and your browser will ask if the FileWizrd app can log in using your credentials. Click Allow.
✔ You are now successfully logged into the FileWizrd app and can start working with your files in Finder. When you first open the FileWizrd drive in Finder, you need to enable access to the domain as prompted.
✔ To log out, simply click the FileWizrd icon on your menu bar, click on the Gear icon, then on the Log out button.
✔ Your default browser will open, informing you that you're logged out of the application.
3.a) Settings menu
You can reach the setting menu by left-clicking the client's icon in the menu bar on the top, clicking on the Gear icon, then on the Settings button.
In this menu, you have the following options available:
✔ Automatic start. Check this option if you want the client to automatically start when you turn on your Mac.
✔ Allow sending crash data. Enabling this option will send us diagnostic data about the crash and help us improve the app. You can always disable the option.
✔ Keep local file. Here, you can set the time period downloaded files will be kept for on your Mac.
✔ Logout. Click this option if you want to log out of the application. If you're logged out, you'll see the Login button here instead.
3.b) Share list
You also have an overview of all the shares you have access to. To see this share list, left-click on the client's icon in the top-bar. Clicking a share's folder icon opens the share in Finder.
4) Working with files
If you the installation was successful, and you are logged in to the client, you will see a FileWizrd drive in Finder. This drive functions just like any other drive on your Mac.
You can, among others:
✔ Copy files.
✔ Move files. (Only inside shares; files cannot be moved between shares)
✔ Edit files.
✔ Edit files' contents with the relevant app.
✔ Delete files.
✔ Create/Delete/Rename folders.
Only two things are not allowed: Creating folders on the root of the FileWizrd drive (this can only be done in the web client), and moving data between shares (the root folders of the FileWizrd drive).
Files and folders that are not downloaded to your computer are marked with a small cloud icon next to the file/folder. These items need to be downloaded before they can be accessed, which requires internet connection.
You just need to double-click on such a file, and it will be automatically downloaded and opened with the relevant app. Right-clicking a non-cached file/folder, you have the option to "Download" it, meaning that files will become cached and the cloud icon disappears. These files do not require internet connection to be accessed. Right-clicking a cached file/folder, you have the option to "Remove download" , which will offload the cached files from your local storage.
4.a) Context menu
On top of this, you also have access to the FileWizrd context menu, which you can find as additional options towards the bottom of the menu after right-clicking a file or folder. The specific options are detailed below.
On any folder NOT in the root of the FileWizrd drive:
✔ Create link in clipboard. This option creates a public link with the account default settings, and places the URL of the link into your clipboard, ready to be pasted anywhere.
✔ Send link in Email. This one also creates a public link in the same way the previous option does, but instead opens your Email app, with the URL of the link already pasted into the body of a new email.
On any file on the FileWizrd drive:
✔ Create link in clipboard. (See above)
✔ Send link in Email. (See above)
✔ Lock file / Unlock file. You can lock a file for editing with this option. While a file is locked, only the user that locked it is able to make changes to it. Only the user that locked it, or an account administrator can unlock a file.
✔ Quit the client. You can do this by left-clicking the client's icon in the top-bar, clicking thebutton in the bottom-right corner of the Share list window, and choosing Quit.
✔ Open Finder and go to Applications.
✔ Select the FileWizrd app and Move it to Trash.
✔ Open Launchpad.
✔ Click and hold the FileWizrd app icon until the apps jiggle.
✔ Click the X button on the FileWizrd app icon and confirm deletion.