I’ve said it before, “If you can think it, someone else has done it!”. Recently I was thinking that it would be nice to have a portable app that would allow me to access my my SkyDrive, Box and GoogleDrive accounts from my flash drive. This scenario would allow me to quickly access these accounts, perform file and folder operations, from any internet enabled computer, without going through the normal browser login process to do the same.
Sure enough, after some searching, I came across a portable WebDav client, called CarotDAV, that gives you the ability to access your web based FTP, SkyDrive, DropBox, GoogleDrive, Box, and SugarSync accounts.
CarotDAV is a Simple WebDAV / FTP / SkyDrive / DropBox / GoogleDrive / Box / SugarSync client for Windows OS, available free of charge. It is also able to read GoogleDocs or IMAP.
Don’t let the term WebDav client turn you away in thinking that this is some high tech process; when in fact it is not. This is as simple as downloading the CarotDav portable software, installing it to your flashdrive and entering the settings to your online accounts. The only problem I encountered was that I was not able to access my GoogleDrive account (which may be an issue on my part); however, I am able to access my Box and SkyDrive accounts with ease. Regardless, CarotDAV has given me a good way to get to my online files without performing a browser login (which, in itself can be a security issue on another computer). I also like the fact that I can password protect access to CarotDAV.
CarotDAV is available both as a portable program and installation package that works on Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
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