It seems that we are overdue for some product tips so I've decided to share one of my favorite Buzzsaw tricks. Buzzsaw supports the WebDav protocol for accessing data. This means that you can access your Buzzsaw site through any WebDav client. Your permissions continue to control what you can see and do on the site, but you can connect to your data through additional channels.
Any 3rd party software that supports WebDAV can be used to access Buzzsaw. For example, Mac OS X has built in support for WebDAV, and there is a java based software DAV Explorer that uses WebDAV also. Listed below are other examples of 3rd party client software that can be used to access Buzzsaw.
- Cadaver is a command-line WebDAV client for Unix. It supports file upload, download, on-screen display, namespace operations (move/copy), collection creation and deletion, and locking operations.
- DAV Explorer is a java based WebDAV client application that uses the WebDAV protocol to provide a explorer like user interface to the resources on a remote server.
- Goliath is an application that creates and edits web sites. It uses WebDAV to make changes to the files stored on web servers. Goliath exposes functionality similar to that found in the Windows version of Internet Explorer 5 plus many other features that are unique to the Mac.DAV Explorer.
- WebDrive is a great utility from South River Technologies that allows you to mount your Buzzsaw as a drive on your computer.
Regardless of which utility you use to access Buzzsaw, you'll need the following URL: https://webdav.buzzsaw.com/yoursitename then just use your Buzzsaw Username and Password to authenticate.