Installing Canto Connect

Using Duplicate Check in Canto Connect

Using Canto Connect for Upload Links

Using Canto Connect for Workspaces

Canto Connect - My Collections

Bulk Uploading with Canto Connect app on macOS


Installing Canto Connect


Canto Connect is a desktop application for macOS that allows users to access Canto directly on their desktop.


With the application, you are able to:


  • Import complex folder structures. Canto will retain your folder structure so you don’t have to recreate it.
  • Import files and embedded file details (copyright information, geo-location data, tags and other metadata). 
  • Upload branded assets like images, videos, documents, presentations, and more.


To download the desktop app:


1) Navigate to the Mac App Store

2) Click 'Get'

3) Log in with your Canto credentials


Using Duplicate Check in Canto Connect


You can use the Duplicate Check feature in the Canto Connect app specifically for the assets at the time upload. This will not affect the settings within your main Canto library.


To enable the Duplicate Check setting, select Settings at the top of the window and toggle with the Duplicate Check switch:


You will see the Duplicate Check settings appear at the bottom. Select the settings that best suit your needs. For a review of how the Duplicate Check settings work in Canto, refer to the following link.


Note: This feature is exclusive for Admin-level users.


Using Canto Connect for Upload Links


You can upload content to an Upload Link via the Canto Connect app. Instead of inserting the URL for the main library, all you need to do is enter the upload link.


Note: The folder structure is not maintained when uploading your folder(s) containing your images\video\documents when using an Upload Link via the Canto Connect app.




Using Canto Connect for Workspaces


For workspaces, copy and paste the URL in the login screen and input your username and password.



Canto Connect - My Collections



If you would like to have your "My Collections" saved to your Mac, you can set up a sync using Canto Connect.


Once you are logged in to Canto Connect on your Mac, please select the settings icon:



Head over to the Settings tab:


Next to 'Canto Sync Folder', select Change and choose the folder on your Mac where you would like to save the assets:


Head to the Status tab:


Ensure My Collections is On, showing orange on the bottom right of the screen:


Open your web browser and log in to your Canto account.

By default, the sync for "My Collections" is deactivated:



Click on the desired collection and activate the sync to your Mac:


Once this has been set up, your "My Collections" will sync to your Mac folder within 24 hours.



Bulk Uploading with the Canto Connect app on macOS