WebDrive is intended to provide quick access to remote locations. If you are familiar with any regular FTP clients, you will probably find this tool even easier to use. What is best about this program is that it supports a wide range of connection protocols, including not only FTP but also SSL and WebDAV. In this respect, it is great that it can provide access to such cloud storage services as Google Drive, Amazon S3 and Dropbox. Besides, it is good to hear that you can use this program to synchronize or update contents on a SharePoint server.
Fortunately, there is a wizard to guide you through every step of setting a connection to the desired server. Depending on the type of server, you need to provide additional information such as user name and password. Moreover, you can set as many servers as you need.
Once the initial configuration is done, you are able to access any of the servers by simply clicking on its name. This action will map the server, which means that its contents become accessible through a drive letter on Windows Explorer, just as you do with a local disk. However, in case you need to access that particular server very frequently, you can set it to connect automatically with system startup. From then on, depending on your read/write privileges on the remote server, you can transfer or synchronize files by simply dragging and dropping them to the target location.
In addition to the features mentioned, you can also take advantage of others, such as setting a proxy server, clearing cache files before connecting and setting a limit to the size of the data transfers. What is more, it can keep your data safe by using various types of secure transfer protocols (Secure WebDAV and Secure FTP). In this regard, its support of SSL makes this product a good replacement for VPNs. Another convenient feature of WebDrive is that it allows backing up data from your local computer to a remote server.
In general, WebDrive is an easy-to-use solution for various types of file transfers. It is generally recommended as the best WebDAV client for Windows. However, some experts have advised to properly configured its caching configuration as it tends to over cache contents when using the default values.
Although it can be helpful to any kind of user, it comes in most handy for network administrators, web developers and webmasters. The product is sold under various licenses, including individual, group and enterprise.
- Server configuration wizard
- Support of multiple protocols
- Secure protocols allowed
- Easy access through drive mapping
- Built-in backup tool
- Tends to over-cache contents