The assignment from the staff at Mac360 was simple. List the one Mac Menubar app you like the most. That’s easier said than done, as my Mac is loaded up with about two dozen Menubar apps, some of which are must haves.
After I narrowed it down to two apps I did a simple coin flip. DropCopy Pro was the winner. There’s no easier way to copy files and folders from Mac to Mac than using DropCopy.
Once it’s setup a small wormhole-like circle appears on the Mac’s screen (it can be moved around to any spot on the screen). In the background, DropCopy connects automatically to other Macs on your home or small office network using Apple’s Bonjour technology.
All that’s required to copy a file from your Mac to another on the network is to grab the file and drag it to the wormhole and then drop it. DropCopy copies the file to another Mac.
What if you have more than one other Mac on the home or office network?
No problem. DropCopy Free works on up to three Macs and DropCopy Pro simply removes the limit. With more than three Macs connected to the network, DropCopy displays the name of each so you simply drag and drop a file to the name.
That’s about as easy as it gets to transfer files from one Mac to another, but DropCopy has a few other useful features including options to get or send a Mac’s clipboard contents to other Macs.
You can even send SMS-like text messages between Macs and connect to remote Macs via SFTP.
Configuring DropCopy is a bit like going back to Mac apps from 1999 but the controls are straightforward if not visually appealing.