How to connect to Storage Made Easy via WebDAV

Olga Weis

WebDAV means World Wide Web Distributed Authoring and Versioning. It is the standard for collaborative authoring on the Internet developed by IETF (Internet Engineering Task Force). Basically it is an extension to HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol) that is aimed to simplify collective file management and editing over the web. WebDAV began in 1996 and lets users all over the world to instantly copy, move, edit and share documents and other files via a web server. If you are wondering how to use WebDAV, it is not that complicated (it was developed to simplify things after all). Once you've got a good quality WebDAV client for Mac, WebDAV access is easy as pie.


Our article will be about whether you can get a free WebDAV client or invest in one to mount WebDAV and use it for our Storage Made Easy account, best ways to access WebDAV on Mac OS X and newer versions of mac OS, what app to use for WebDAV file sharing and so on.

Storage Made Easy offers WebDAV drive as an alternative to the native SME Cloud Drive. Sometimes you can use Finder as a free WebDAV client, not in this case however. Due to the way Finder works, they block its usage.

You can use Commander One as a WebDAV file manager and work with SME WebDAV as if it was one of your local Mac disks.

Connect to WebDAV servers with Commander One – dual panel file manager


Commander One is actually much more than just a WebDAV app, it is a full-featured dual panel file manager for Mac that makes file transfer and overall management a super fast and visual process. Two panels plus unlimited number of tabs in each panel for fast access to any open folder combined with customizable hotkeys and font and color personalization of the app, all this moves Commander One into the league of personal assistants rather than just cool apps.

This WebDAV tool has a PRO Pack to offer to its more advanced users. You can mount WebDAV and other cloud storages and servers like FTP, Amazon S3, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, etc. If you have more than one accounts in any of the storages, you can mount them all, Commander One doesn't limit you to just one account in every cloud service, which means you can work with as many WebDAV accounts to Mac OS as needed. You can mount iOS and Android devices as if they were additional Mac disks and manage their files in a dual panel interface.

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Commander One

Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 19.75MB size
Version 1.7.4(2445) (21st Sep, 2017) Release notes
Category: System Utilities