For the average Mac user, sharing files between Mac can be handled many ways, few of them simple– especially so on older Macs. Apple filled the void with AirDrop for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users, but it can be slow, and doesn’t work on all Macs.
Drop To Copy
For a number of years I’ve recommended DropCopy to Mac users who want to share files and folders of files to others but in situations where email and AirDrop won’t work. When it works, DropCopy just works. Install it on your Mac or other Macs on your home or office network. DropCopy creates a small wormhole-like drop zone which can be moved around the Mac’s screen.
Grab a file or folder of files from the Finder and drag them to the drop zone. DropCopy connects to the Mac you select and sends the files on their way. The utility uses the Bonjour technology already in your Mac to connect between Macs.
Select, drag, drop and the copying begins automatically.
If your home or office has multiple Macs, then DropCopy will display a list when you drag the files over the drop zone. Simply drop the files on the Mac you want.
DropCopy works great. When it works. For non-geek Mac users it can be somewhat cumbersome to setup thanks to some arcane terminology regarding various methods a Mac user can connect to remote computers.
I’ve read reports of DropCopy having problems on macOS Sierra, but not experienced it myself, and the latest version works flawlessly. Once it’s set up.
What if you want to share files between Mac and iPhone or iPad? There’s a DropCopy for iOS version for that.
DropCopy often works where AirDrop does not, making it especially useful on older Macs, iPhones, or iPads where AirDrop is not an option.