Just thought I would share this useful tip with everyone. I’ve been looking for a free WebDAV for months, and every time I find one, it seems they change their business plan and start charging for their service.
If you’re wondering what I use a WebDAV for, it allows me to save files from my iPad to my box.net cloud service, or you could pay for dropdav and save those files to dropbox. You see, I don’t have the latest version of Mac OS X on my MacBoom, and because of that, I can’t run iCloud on it, which means when I save files in Pages on my iPad, the only way to get them to my Mac is either to email them to myself (oldschool), or to use dropbox or box.net cloud services… But you can’t send files from pages (on your iPad) directly to these services.. This is why you need a WebDAV. In pages you can “share to WebDAV” just like you would share to email.
Because box.net allows you to do it for free, I’ll provide the server info for that, but if you want to use dropbox, and don’t mind paying a few dollars a month for dropdav, you can just put in their server address instead.
Assuming you have a box.net account open Pages on your iOS device then select the “plus” button in the document window.
Then select “copy from WebDAV”
The server address is “https://www.box.com/dav”
Put in your username and password, and your good to go.
You can now upload documents directly from Pages to your Box.net account. All you do when you’re done typing a document is press the wrench in the upper left corner, then press share and print:
Then press copy to WebDAV and select the folder you want it to go in and you’re done!
Pages also gives you the option to convert the document to PDF or Word format or keep it in Pages format when it copies it.
And if you’re like me and you had a folder on dropbox that you wanted to move over to box, so you could manage it all through WebDAV, check out “backup box” a free (up to 10gb) automatic file transfer service!