Windows Azure Storage Explorers (2014)

Windows Azure Storage Explorers (2014)

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Users of Windows Azure Storage frequently want to be able to view their data in an “explorer” – a tool that is meant to show the data in a storage account. We have previously made available a list of storage explorers that we are aware of. In this post, we update that list to reflect recent changes. Please note that in this list, we wanted to include tools which are still being actively developed, and so we are only including tools which have been updated in 2012 or later.

As with the previous list, we have not verified the functionality or quality claimed by these utilities and their listing does not imply an endorsement by Microsoft.

The table below is a snapshot of what we are currently aware of and these tools may continue to evolve and grow in functionality. If there are corrections or updates, please leave a comment to let us know. The same is true if you know of tools that ought to be here - we’d be happy to add them.

In the below table, we list each Windows Azure Storage explorer, and then put an “X” in each block if it provides the ability to either enumerate and/or access the data abstraction. The last column indicates if the explorer is free or not. “Trial” indicates that there is a free trial, but the full product is not free. “Y/N” indicates that a version is available for free, while a different version is available for purchase.

(Table updated on 5/15/2014)

Windows Azure Storage
Explorer

Block Blob

Page Blob

Tables

Queues

Free?

Azure Storage Explorer

X

X

X

X

Y

Azure Web Storage Explorer

X

X

X

X

Y

BestSync

X

       

Cerebrata Azure Management Studio

X

X

X

X

Trial

Azure Explorer by Cerebrata

X

X

   

Y

Cloud Berry Explorer

X

X

   

Y/N

Cloud Combine

X

     

Trial

Clumsy Leaf AzureXplorer, TableXplorer, and CloudXplorer

X

X

X

X

Trial

Gladinet Cloud Drive

X

     

Y

Windows Azure SDK Storage Explorer for Visual Studio 2013 (Developed by Microsoft)

X

X

X

 

Y

Zudio

X

X

X

X

Trial

Jeff Irwin
Program Manager
Windows Azure Storage

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  • Please add www.cerebrata.com/.../azure-explorer.

    Also, would be useful to add "sub folders support" column to the table.

  • I agree with Oleg, sub-Folder support is a great asset.

  • If you use total Commander - have a look: github.com/.../Tomin.TotalCmd.AzureBlob

  • Recent version of Cloud Combine supports all the listed features. Please reflect it in the table.

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