SMEStorage, the multi-cloud data access provider, has released the first beta of a Mac Cloud Drive (, which enables up to 10 commercial storage providers to be accessed directly from a virtual drive in Mac OS X 10.5 and 10.6.

“This drive enables users to access their cloud storage files directly from their shell or Mac file manager,” says SMEStorage CEO Ian Osborne. “The drive brings cloud computing directly into the Mac OS with over 10 popular Cloud Storage vendors supported, including Amazon S3, Google Docs, Microsoft SkyDrive and RackSpace Cloud Files.”

Just remember: beta software is unfinished software so use with care.