While anywhere, anytime web access to CITES NetFiles is convenient, you may want a less cumbersome way to access your files on a daily basis. You can install software specific to your operating system that makes CITES NetFiles easier to use.
WebDAV software allows you to drag and drop files into your NetFiles space and edit files stored in NetFiles as though they were saved locally. If you are running version 10.4 (Tiger), you have a built-in WebDAV client that will interact with NetFiles. For versions 10.3 or older, you will need to install Goliath.
Note: Some Mac users have reported improved performance using Cyberduck to connect to NetFiles. You are welcome to try Cyberduck but please be aware that this product is not supported by the CITES Help Desk.
Cadaver, an open-source command line client, supports ftp-like functions such as file upload, download, and directory listing, plus it lets you create directories and lock files.
WebDrive, the recommended WebDAV client for Windows, allows you to use CITES NetFiles as though your files were saved on your computer. Although any WebDAV client will provide access to your NetFiles folders and files, WebDrive goes a step farther by assigning a drive letter to your NetFiles account. If you use Windows XP or 2000, you also have the option of using your operating system's built-in WebDAV client.