On April 1st, I received an email with an invitation to try a new product: Colligo Briefcase for Mac. This must be an april fool’s joke, I thought. I hovered my mouse cursor over the email to see the link preview. It wasn’t a fake ad selling me snake oil - it was real. Now at 11pm at night, I’m excited. I downloaded Colligo Briefcase for Mac to check it out. I thought I’d write up a quick review of the product.
Most Mac users today have to use Microsoft’s tool “Document Connection” to work with files in SharePoint if they’re not interacting with the browser. Before SharePoint 2013 this was the solution because the web interface of SharePoint did not support Safari well at all. It’s different now, fortunately. Newer products in the collaborative space are considering all platforms. It’s no longer just a Windows world.
I’m not going to lie. I stopped using Document Connection for Mac about a year ago because of numerous problems with the application. If you’re using O365 with your Mac it can be especially frustrating if the sites have long URLs.