Use the desktop application to make working with local files easier.

Mudstack has a desktop application for Windows and Mac, as well as a browser application that works on all modern browsers.


Artists build up massive collections of assets over time, and managing these files becomes a chore. Native OS folder structures don’t allow for convenient tagging and organization— that’s where the mudstack desktop app can help.

The desktop application can be used by anyone for free. You can manage your local files without sending anything to the cloud.

Tag your local files, organize them in libraries and allow mudstack to capture local versions as you work and save files.

How It Works

Start by pointing mudstack to an existing directory on your computer, or create a new workspace and map it to a directory on your computer. This allows mudstack to watch and manage the contents of this directory.

Learn more about creating workspaces.

Your local file versions are stored in a cache inside your workspace folder. The mudstack app can recall and swap these versions. These files must be committed and pushed to be visible by other team members that have access to the workspace.

Mudstack will then index the contents of these directories, allowing you to tag files and add them to libraries. Any changes made to these directories locally— adding, renaming, moving and deleting files will be tracked up by mudstack.

As you work on files in mapped directories, as long as mudstack is running in the background, each save is treated as a new version locally. To enable this, we recommend checking Minimize on Close and Start Automatically in the app Startup Settings.