The way users collaborate on online docs (à la Google Drive and Office 365) is relatively new and it was not like this back in the 90s. In the earlier days of Internet, common users could only view and read online content, and those who updated it, had to create documents offline and then upload them. It was only logical for an IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) group to be created to start working on WebDAV extension in 1996. Short for Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning, this IETF standard set of platform-independent extensions to HTTP enables users to edit and manage files on remote Web servers collaboratively.
WebDAV features XML properties on metadata, namespace manipulation, overwrite protection, and remote file management.
Let's talk about a WebDAV client to choose for the best WebDAV access, how to mount WebDAV for the easiest usage on Mac, a comprehensive WebDAV tutorial and whether you actually need one if you get a high-quality Mac WebDAV client, and how to connect to your DriveHQ storage via WebDAV.
Mount your DriveHQ online file storage with CloudMounter
DriveHQ's Cloud File Server offers support for all employees of large organizations so that they can easily collaborate and share data across the world. CloudMounter allows you to mount your DriveHQ online file storage and access the important documents from Finder the same way you would do with a local disk on your Mac. Using CloudMounter is extremely easy – you don't need to know how to use WebDAV in advance – simply connect your storage and collaborate with your co-workers.
This WebDAV app lets you mount a WebDAV storage account on your Mac and use Finder as your WebDAV browser, so that you can collaborate on online files as if they were stored on your hard drive. CloudMounter integrates with Finder perfectly well for the most convenient work with not just WebDAV-enabled storages, but also FTP/SFTP servers, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, and OpenStack. With this best WebDAV client you can move files between different servers and clouds without having to save them on computer.
Not only CloudMounter is very versatile, it is also rather respectful to your privacy – your login details are stored in macOS Keychain – CloudMounter doesn't save them and doesn't use them anywhere else except for your cloud accounts and servers.
Version 3.4.546 (8th Sep, 2018) Release notes