DAVx⁵ 4.0 has been released!
New core feature: Live and remote access for your WebDAV files is now available. DAVx⁵ offers a seamless integration of your files in your Android! This feature is accessible via DAVx5 → Tools → WebDAV mounts.
- New UI for WebDAV files access
- WebDAV: New notifications when streaming files, or when making other operations like upload/download/copy.
- WebDAV: Now shows quotas for the directory (when provided by the server)
- CardDAV: fixed a few bugs when using contact groups
For the geeks: technical details about the implementation can be found in our manual
- You can access all your remote files directly without downloading it to the device:
- You can download, upload, rename, copy, move and delete any of your remote files and manage them as it would be a local storage or you can even copy files from one WebDAV storage to another.
- DAVx⁵ offers you the possibility to directly stream files of any size (with random access on Android 8+). For example you can directly watch your 65GB 4K/8K video on the device (however for this a good network connection like LAN/WiFi recommended You can even jump to any position of that video! ). But you can also simply stream your music or do remote work.
- The WebDAV mount is fully integrated into Android, so you can send / attach files easily from within all apps that support the standard files browser. For example: send a friend a meme from your remotely stored memes collection in Threema, Signal or your Jabber client. Send a video or PDF as an attachment in your EMail app. And more.
- Live editing is also possible (only whole-file PUT, no random access at the moment). Open an existing text file to note some things and save it directly on the server.
- Nextcloud, Synology, owncloud, KolabNow, eGroupware, fastmail, box.com, GMX, Yandex.
Set up WebDAV in DAVx⁵:
- From the navigation drawer use Tools → WebDAV mounts.
- Create a mount. Enter the webDAV URL (don’t forget http:// or https://) with your username and password.
- Click “Mount”. An entry with your data will appear.
- The mount is now available in the system.
To access the files, use a file manager:
- AOSP My Files (for example pre-installed on Lineage OS devices): you will see the mounts directly in the list and can start browsing and managing your files.
- Material Files [F-Droid / Google Play]: Click “Add storage” → “External storage” →Open the drawer in Material files →Choose a WebDAV mount** from the upcoming list → Click “Use this Folder”. It will be added as a shortcut in Material files.
- It should work with any other file manager that supports Storage Access Framework. Unfortunately, it seems that most vendors don’t implement that (yet).
You can also open files directly from apps which support the Storage Access Framework.