Client Interoperability

All WebDAV clients fall into one of three categories—standalone applications, file-explorer extensions, or filesystem implementations. These categories broadly define the types of WebDAV functionality available to users. Table C.1, “Common WebDAV Clients” gives our categorization and a quick description of some common pieces of WebDAV-enabled software. More details about these software offerings, as well as their general category, can be found in the sections that follow.

Table C.1. Common WebDAV Clients

SoftwareTypeWindowsMacLinuxDescription
Adobe PhotoshopStandalone WebDAV applicationX  Image editing software, allowing direct opening from, and writing to, WebDAV URLs
CadaverStandalone WebDAV application XXCommand-line WebDAV client supporting file transfer, tree, and locking operations
DAV ExplorerStandalone WebDAV applicationXXXJava GUI tool for exploring WebDAV shares
Macromedia DreamweaverStandalone WebDAV applicationX  Web production software able to directly read from and write to WebDAV URLs
Microsoft OfficeStandalone WebDAV applicationX  Office productivity suite with several components able to directly read from and write to WebDAV URLs
Microsoft Web FoldersFile-explorer WebDAV extensionX  GUI file explorer program able to perform tree operations on a WebDAV share
GNOME NautilusFile-explorer WebDAV extension  XGUI file explorer able to perform tree operations on a WebDAV share
KDE KonquerorFile-explorer WebDAV extension  XGUI file explorer able to perform tree operations on a WebDAV share
Mac OS XWebDAV filesystem implementation X Operating system has built-in support for mounting WebDAV shares.
Novell NetDriveWebDAV filesystem implementationX  Drive-mapping program for assigning Windows drive letters to a mounted remote WebDAV share
SRT WebDriveWebDAV filesystem implementationX  File transfer software which, among other things, allows the assignment of Windows drive letters to a mounted remote WebDAV share
davfs2WebDAV filesystem implementation  XLinux file system driver that allows you to mount a WebDAV share