Fido Apps is an incredibly powerful collection of applications wrapped up into a simple and easy to use Collaboration Suite (email, contacts, calendar, tasks, briefcase, etc).
Today I’m going to focus on the Briefcase, and a little known feature which enables you to quickly and easily mount the Briefcase as though it were a local disk on your computer!
Drag and drop files from your desktop into the folder and they appear instantly in your Fido Apps web interface. Save an attachment from an email into your Briefcase and see that file appear instantly on your desktop!
This works by using a protocol called WebDAV. Basically Disk Access (and Versioning) over the Web. It uses standard http/https transport which means it goes through firewalls without any issue.
More details can be found here in an article I wrote for the Fido Apps forum
On Windows simply try mounting
and authenticating with the email login details
C:\> net use w: \ https://email@example.com/Briefcase \
where firstname.lastname@example.org is a valid user on the Apps platform and PASSWORD is your Fido Apps password
This is just as easy on the Mac and also on Linux using either fusefs or Transmit for example (On OS X you can also mount natively however the whole .DS_Store issue crops up causing untold problems.
We recommend you use Transmit or a similar 3rd party app to act as a translation mechanism until Apple resolve the problem with .DS_Store files on external network file systems)