Give Apple some credit for introducing the Mac world to a better way to share files with other Mac users. That’s AirDrop for Mac and now for iOS on iPhone and iPad. There’s just one little problem. AirDrop isn’t easy to use, and it doesn’t work on older Macs (let alone older iPhones and iPads). For Mac users there’s a better solution.
This free app (from the Mac App Store) is a perfect replacement for AirDrop. Install it on your Mac and two other Macs on the network, and the little wormhole icon lets you drag and drop files from your Mac to the other Macs.
Once installed, DropCopy sets up a wormhole icon on your Mac’s screen that automatically connects with other nearby Macs with DropCopy installed. Grab a file, drag and drop it on the wormhole.
It’s that simple.
What if you have more than one other Mac connected to your network and running DropCopy? No problemo! DropCopy will list each of the Macs by name so you can drop a file to one you want.
DropCopy just works.
Caveats? Yeah, a few. Just as AirDrop doesn’t work as well as the hype indicates it should, DropCopy has limitations, too. The free version only works on three Macs (which makes it good for home network use), but the Pro version lifts that limitation (though it won’t list a dozen Macs connected to your network).
Both the free and the Pro version get plenty of well deserved four and five star reviews from Mac users.