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Schick allows you to transfer files over Rendezvous network. I wanted a simple and fast way to exchange small files, like Word-Documents, Pictures, URLs, etc.

iChat and similar tools need much configuration and registering - I wanted a technique that would "just work". I used to use OS X' FileSharing and the DropBox, but I don't get notified, and I have to mount the other user's Home DropBox by hand. Additionally the number of logged in users on OS X Client is limited.

Key Features:

  • Rendezvous-enabled
  • No configuration necessary
  • Automatically fetches username and user image from your more...

What's New

Version 4.8:

Fixed issues:

  • Fixed crash that occurred when the transfer window was closed while transfers were still running
New features:
  • Added support for finder tags (and labels)
  • Greatly improved transfer speed for fast networks
  • Transfer window can now be closed while transfers running
  • Browser window is now more...


  • OS X 10.7 or later

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Cyber Member IconComment+1

I've been using Dukto for my file transfer needs:

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Version 4.7
Ro3010 Member IconComment+0

After opening the app I get this message "Problem: Resolving your host's addresses took veeery long. Is the DNS set up properly and reachable?" and it slow downs as hell.
My computer use my router as a DNS server.
Any advice for solving this? Thanks in advance.

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Version 4.2
Heiko Kretschmer (Developer)

That depends - if your router does forward your DNS requests, everything should be fine - but obviously it isn't.
I'ts pretty hard for me to guess what's wrong. You could try using your provider's DNS instead of your router.

Heiko Kretschmer (Developer) Member IconDev+5
Heiko Kretschmer (Developer)

I'm currently working on transferring files over network boundaries (not using bonjour), would that be also a cool feature for you?

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Version 4.0

yep, but only if it can be accessed by web gui (when using windows at work).


btw, tested on 10.7.2 and it's highly unstable. i get the beach ball of death almost every time i mouse my mouse and clicking on the toolbar icons or changing tabs in the preferences is unusually slow. the console doesn't show anything other than the 5 or 6 lines indicating the launch of the app (network identification).


"mouse my mouse"... you're not drinking anymore today.

Heiko Kretschmer (Developer)

Web GUI: I'm not sure I understand - how would you like to use it?

10.7 crashes: Could you please enable debug logging and send me the logged informations from your Console? Thanks!


thanks heiko, log sent.

by web guy i mean something like papaya for mac. to be able to access user files from the web browser by ip. i can only use ms windows when i'm not at home so i can't use schick as a client and even if it was cross platform, i couldn't install it at work (limited user permissions).

anyway, i was just replying your question since i wouldn't suggest it myself, really. as it is, it serves my needs. thanks.

Heiko Kretschmer (Developer)

Okay, I understand. I don't think I will implement somethinf like it in schick anywhere soon, there a plenty of web-based services out there (WeTransfer, DropBox), even open source: http://sourceforge.net/projects/bitburro/ (we use that in our firm).

Thanks for the logfile - I will take a look this evening. I will return to you by email. CU, Heiko

Macfool Member IconComment+253

Developers Site is broken URL.

Be advised.

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Version 4.0


Heiko Kretschmer (Developer)

You are so right. Sorry about that. I just corrected that, should be updated here soon.

Yours, Heiko

isean Member IconComment+1

Neat app, but I prefer the simplicity of DropCopy. No GUI, just drag and drop.

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Version 3.1
Mike Abdullah Member IconComment+1
Mike Abdullah

I downloaded this and rather like it. However, one thing is that it seems to have issues with sending Applications. When you do the app shows up all the indivdual components of the application on the recieving person's computer.

I do understand that this is becase you are actually sending a folder, but it is quite annoying for the person recieving the app since they have to wait for Schick to put up its notice for each of these files.

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Version 2.0
Aname Member IconReview+17


This pearl is indispensable. Finally, I repeat, finally someone makes a file transfer application for computer-to-computer (LAN) transfers that actually works. I can't believe why Apple didn't streamline such a trivial task to be as simple as it is with Schick...

Again, I'm so glad that you made this, Wurst-Wasser!! It may sound like I'm over-exaggerating here, but now I now I'm saved from tearing any more hair from my already half-balded head.

There is but one (very minor) thing that I'm wondering about. Is it possible to set it up so that I don't have to have the application up and running on both computers in order to send files? I guess this isn't doable unless there is a daemon for it, which might be too cumbersome to create.

What I'd like to propose is, that you might consider adding the option not to show (hide) the Dock icon (I'm not a big fan of having lots of things in the Dock jumping around ;), and additionally make the Bezel have an 'Ok' button on it and have it show up forever, until acknowledged by clicking ok button (like for instance the Bezel for incoming calls in Skype, etc.). Maybe Growl support would be something to look into.

Just some suggestions...

But all in all. This is a very neat little app that really WORKS. It's a permanent keeper for sure.

I tried DropCopy for the same tasks, but it often didn't work and it forced me to compress some files as .zip's before sending. Now, Schick takes the lead in the Mac LAN-file transfering competition. Nothing compares to this.

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Version 2.0
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Date/Time: 2005-01-15 00:29:55 -0800
OS Version: 10.2.8 (Build 6R73)
Host: hope.local.

Command: Schick
PID: 630

Exception: EXC_BREAKPOINT (0x0006)
Code[0]: 0x00000001Code[1]: 0x8fe01220

Thread 0 Crashed:
#0 0x8fe01220 in halt
#1 0x8fe10654 in link_in_need_modules
#2 0x8fe10270 in bind_lazy_symbol_reference
#3 0x8fe00e60 in stub_binding_helper_interface
#4 0x00018578 in -[SchickController awakeFromNib] (SchickController.m:178)
#5 0x930adde4 in -[NSIBObjectData nibInstantiateWithOwner:topLevelObjects:]
#6 0x931b3d08 in loadNib
#7 0x930eaaa4 in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) _loadNibFile:nameTable:withZone:own
#8 0x9314a228 in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibFile:externalNameTable:withZone:]
#9 0x93149fe8 in +[NSBundle(NSNibLoading) loadNibNamed:owner:]
#10 0x93160570 in NSApplicationMain
#11 0x0000a094 in main (main.m:21)
#12 0x00009ac0 in _start (crt.c:267)
#13 0x8fe190f4 in _dyld_start

Thread 1:
#0 0x90073ba8 in mach_msg_trap
#1 0x90005ed0 in mach_msg
#2 0xc000a954 in __ape_internal
#3 0xc0001330 in __ape_agent
#4 0x90020c28 in _pthread_body

PPC Thread State:
srr0: 0x8fe01220 srr1: 0x0202f030 vrsave: 0x00000000
xer: 0x20000000 lr: 0x8fe09bd8 ctr: 0x8fe293ac mq: 0x00000000
r0: 0x00000004 r1: 0xbffff8c0 r2: 0x8fe0b794 r3: 0x000000ff
r4: 0x00000000 r5: 0x000000ff r6: 0x0000000a r7: 0x2e64796c
r8: 0x2f6c6962 r9: 0x00000000 r10: 0x8fe4850c r11: 0x0000001a
r12: 0x8fe71b26 r13: 0x00000000 r14: 0x00000000 r15: 0x00000000
r16: 0x00130df0 r17: 0xa309a7c4 r18: 0xa309a7c4 r19: 0xa309a7c4
r20: 0xa309a7c4 r21: 0x00000000 r22: 0xa309da4c r23: 0xa30a20ec
r24: 0xa30a0d3c r25: 0x000320b4 r26: 0x000538b0 r27: 0x00056602
r28: 0x8fe4841c r29: 0x8fe484ec r30: 0x8fe484ec r31: 0x8fe0995c

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member IconReview

This is great! I installed it today and am already using it.

My colleague and I have frequent need to transfer small image, text and graphic files. In the past we would do Go -> Connect to Server -> Pick a share to mount -> Open the necesary folder and then leave this mounted.

Now we simply leave Schick running in the background and drag and drop files for delivery. The instant notification in the dock icon is a great way to be notified of the new file arriving.

Schick takes something that was already easy and makes it automatic. Talk about Keeping it Simple!

p.s. the only thing not "automatic" was having to open ports in the firewall. However, the author provides idiot proof instructions on how to do this.

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member Icon

I'm the same anonymous who made the comment this is in reply to. I have used Schick off and on for a while now and need to add that, while it is still a very neat app. It crashes OFTEN. It seems to be that either transfering large items, transfering many items or a combination of the two is the source of most of the crashes I have noticed but I have lately begun to simply connect to my colleague's computer via normal network connections. The crashes are just too frequent.

Flash1296 Member IconReview+297

A Superlative application. I have 5 Macs and some are wirelessly networked via an Airport Extreme Base Station (with additional Airport Express)

With this application moving files between Macs is a "no-brainer" as we say in the U.S.A. The interface is perfectly intuitive.

The author should SELL this feature to Apple for inclusion in the Golden Master of Tiger (OS X 10.4)! That is how good this is !

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Version 1.1
Anonymous Member Icon

Sell it to Apple? It is such a neat thing that I fear it may go the way of Watson (Sherlock), Konfabulator (Dashboard), LiteSwitch (Application Switcher), etc.

Good luck to the developer!

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Version 4.2
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Version 4.1b1999
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Version 4.0
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Date 13 Jan 2014
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