Map Sharepoint as a Network Drive on Mac or Windows
Sharepoint remains one of the most popular platforms for file sharing and collaboration. It utilizes the OneDrive for Business/Graph API as well as webdav. ExpanDrive is a special type Sharepoint client that runs as a mountable network drive on macOS or Windows. ExpanDrive lets you map Sharepoint as a fast network drive Windows 7 through Windows 10 as well as Windows server and macOS 10.9 and newer.
The great thing about ExpanDrive and Sharepoint is you can access your entire account without taking up any disk space or syncing data back and forth. What good is unlimited storage your only supported mechanism move data is via sync. Jason Snell recently wrote a piece at Six Colors called the Dropbox Terabyte Conundrum about this same problem with Dropbox’s new 1TB plan. Using Sync to move your data means you need to pick a folder that mirrors your Sharepoint account and then keep a copy of all that data on your machine. So unless your laptop have a 10TB Drobo or Synology NAS attached to it, then you can’t really DO much with a 10TB Sharepoint account. Unless you have ExpanDrive.
ExpanDrive lets you map your Sharepoint account as drive letter on Mac or Windows. You can browse and access your account without needing to first sync your files, which takes up time and space on your laptop. Just access what you need, when you need it, from within any app like Finder, Windows Explorer, Microsoft Word, Photoshop, or whatever you use. Everything is safely in the cloud but not taking up space on your computer. Isn’t that the point of cloud storage anyways?