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DropCopy uses Apple's Bonjour technology to help you to easily and quickly share files and folders between multiple Macs across your LAN. You simply drag your files in the Finder to a drop-zone containing a list of destinations (see screenshot) and drop it on the destination of your choice. This list conveniently disappears when one is not dragging things over it. Also supports clipboard sharing and short text messages.

DropCopy is free for individual users (up to 3 machines on a network) and has a suggested shareware price of $25 for a full site license. Also works great with DropCopy mobile to transfer files to and more...

What's New

Version 1.90: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

Requirements

  • OS X 10.6 or later

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Pedromator Member IconReview+13
Pedromator
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It offers an easy to use way for file-transfering.

Does the job very good.

It is free.

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Version 1.90
Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+416
Eric-Woehler
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Fails under Mavericks.
Mini and Air on same network, each 'sees' the other but nothing ever gets transferred. I have added specific IP address for each machine and even when selecting specific IP address, the file transfer fails with a wide ranging variety of error messages from 'remote host not available' to spontaneous 'file transfer cancelled' etc. Using USB flash drive instead... Happy to send logs to dev (have offered to do so in past) to help solve frustrating proble. App was excellent but reliability has deteriorated over time.

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Version 1.88
Hervé 5 Member IconReview+49
Hervé 5
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While I use it only on macintoshes, I bought it very long ago, merely to support them, and have been extremely satisfied continuously since then!

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Version 1.88
Jazzyguy Member IconReview+3659
Jazzyguy
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I am using it and I love it! Excellent software to share files between Macs on the same network.

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Version 1.87
Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+416
Eric-Woehler
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Crashes at startup:

"Crashed Thread: 0 Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread

Exception Type: EXC_BREAKPOINT (SIGTRAP)
Exception Codes: 0x0000000000000002, 0x0000000000000000

Application Specific Information:
*** __CFTypeCollectionRetain() called with NULL; likely a collection has been corrupted ***"

happy to provide crash logs to dev to assist if useful

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Version 1.86
GeoProf Member IconReview+876
GeoProf
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Though I love this app and its developers for keeping it free, I do wish they’d include release notes with new versions.

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Version 1.85
Eric-Woehler Member IconReview+416
Eric-Woehler
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I **really** want to buy this app as it's one I use all the time - when I can. It's so flaky and unpredictable. Sometimes the files transfer in a blink, other times it takes 30-40 seconds to connect before transfer begins. I have deleted all prefs, re-installed, tried the MAS version and the one direct from the developer.
I have followed all the troubleshooting tips and spent a lot of time trying to work out why it works now when 10 minutes ago it didn't - without having touched anything.
If it were reliable and an app that worked 100%, I would buy it, but until then I won't be paying for it.
Happy to send logs etc to dev if there is interest in solving this.

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Version 1.81
Mac007
+2

I do believe the app is free.

GeoProf
+2

MAS version? What MAS version?

Magosilvan
+3

To GeoProf: I think that MAS means Mac App Store

GeoProf
+0

Magosilvan, I understand what MAS means. I’m saying that THERE IS NO MAS VERSION.

D9
+1

https://itunes.apple.com/app/dropcopy/id403411542?mt=12

GeoProf
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D9, thans for the link. That DropCopy has a MAS version was news to me. But both the MAS and regular versions have the same version number and features, and they’re both free, and I thought the Reichsführer running the Mac App Store didn’t allow developers to distribute their apps through any means other than the MAS — like 10base-T Interactive’s own site or MacUpdate.com — unless there are substantial differences between the free and MAS versions. Am I wrong about that?

D9
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GeoProf: I know what you mean...it can be confusing and frustrating wondering whether it's worth going thru MAS. OmniGroup is a good example of a developer that offers in both places, yet MAS never recognizes my licenses unless I buy it thru there.

georgh Member IconReview+0
georgh
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extremely fast - works over a local network created on the Mac - much better than file sharing!

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Version 1.81
Cyber Member IconReview+1
Cyber
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Found a cross-platform alternative... http://code.google.com/p/dukto/

I still like DropCopy's minimal interface better but this works nicely for those occasional (or not) Mac to PC transfers.

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Version 1.80
GeoProf Member IconComment+876
GeoProf
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Anyone know what changed in v. 1.80?

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Version 1.80
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Hervé 5
Version 1.90
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JasonL6798
Version 1.90
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Newburcj
Version 1.79
user icon-1
Rains1026
Version 1.6.6
user icon+49
Loukash
Version 1.6.6
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Downloads 129,803
Version Downloads 6,699
License Free
Date 13 Feb 2014
Platform Intel 64 / OS X
Price Free
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