The way we are so used to be working with Google Drive or Office 365 these days is relatively new. Before the possibilities to collaborate on online documents emerged, one had to update content offline and then upload it on the web. That's why in 1996 the IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force) group started working on WebDAV – World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning – extension to already well-known HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol). With the help of WebDAV users can copy, transfer, edit and share files via a web server. WebDAV offers the maintenance of properties about an author or modification date, namespace management, collections, and overwrite protection.
In our article we'll discuss WebDAV file sharing possibilities, what WebDAV software to use for WebDAV mount, and how to connect to MyDrive via WebDAV.
When you have a reliable and secure WebDAV client for Mac, WebDAV access becomes very easy.
MyDrive is a Swiss online storage that offers secure storage of your files. It has a convenient web interface, however if you are looking for effortless management of your online files just as if they were stored on your hard drive, then consider using CloudMounter to mount your MyDrive storage and access it from Finder the same way you would access any other local disk on your computer. When using CloudMounter you don't need a WebDAV tutorial or any complicated user manual – the app is rather friendly and makes you feel like you knew how to use WebDAV all along.
What can you do with WebDAV client – CloudMounter
This WebDAV tool lets you mount a remote WebDAV server on your Mac and work with online files in the same easy manner as with those saved on the hard drive. CloudMounter smoothly integrates with Finder and you can see all mounted WebDAV storages there (not just MyDrive), easily moving files from one WebDAV server to another without having to save them on computer. CloudMounter is also very secure – all your login data for your servers and cloud storages are stored in macOS Keychain – CloudMounter doesn't save them and doesn't use them for anything else except for your cloud accounts and servers. Additionally to WebDAV protocol, this app supports FTP/SFTP servers, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3, and OpenStack services.
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