DropCopy
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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
What's New
Version 1.90: Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • OS X 10.6 or later



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DropCopy User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 16 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 1.88]


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Hervé 5 reviewed on 22 Nov 2013
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!
[Version 1.88]


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Mac Os X 4ever commented on 26 Oct 2013
bad bug. only shows drop zone icon on the 1st desktop. Doesn't work at all on the other spaces.
[Version 1.87]


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Jazzyguy reviewed on 20 Oct 2013
I am using it and I love it! Excellent software to share files between Macs on the same network.
[Version 1.87]


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+227

Eric-Woehler reviewed on 20 Mar 2013
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
[Version 1.86]


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GeoProf reviewed on 06 Feb 2013
Though I love this app and its developers for keeping it free, I do wish they’d include release notes with new versions.
[Version 1.85]


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Eric-Woehler reviewed on 02 Dec 2012
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.
[Version 1.81]

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Mac007 replied on 07 Dec 2012
I do believe the app is free.
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GeoProf replied on 08 Dec 2012
MAS version? What MAS version?
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+49
Magosilvan replied on 19 Feb 2013
To GeoProf: I think that MAS means Mac App Store
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+197
GeoProf replied on 20 Feb 2013
Magosilvan, I understand what MAS means. I’m saying that THERE IS NO MAS VERSION.
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+265
D9 replied on 28 Feb 2013
https://itunes.apple.com/app/dropcopy/id403411542?mt=12
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GeoProf replied on 28 Feb 2013
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?
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D9 replied on 01 Mar 2013
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.
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georgh reviewed on 07 Nov 2012
extremely fast - works over a local network created on the Mac - much better than file sharing!
[Version 1.81]


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Cyber reviewed on 16 Oct 2012
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.
[Version 1.80]


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GeoProf commented on 17 Sep 2012
Anyone know what changed in v. 1.80?
[Version 1.80]


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PorkPieHat had trouble on 02 Feb 2011
This page lists v. 1.68 of my favorite application in the world (which I suspect is a MacUpdate mistake rather than DropCopy's developer), but clicking "Download Now" will download the newer v. 1.69.
[Version 1.68]


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Bidule had trouble on 02 Apr 2010
DropCopy 1.6.2 nomore works on PPC 10.4.10. Works fine, no trouble on SL.
[Version 1.6.1]


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Eric-Woehler had trouble on 28 Mar 2010
Confirming, DropCopy 1.6.2 Universal with hidden Dock pref starts up as Developer indicates. Slimming non-intel code kicks in the annoying startup message, so stripping non-intel code breaks app signature. So- don't strip languages/non-intel code from DropCopy and all will be fine.
[Version 1.6.1]


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Eric-Woehler had trouble on 28 Mar 2010
Been doing some digging around as to why 1.6.2 still gets the annoying message at startup ("Do you want to allow...") with a hidden dock icon.

I followed up on re-signing the app as per the DropCopy FAQ and came up with this:

$ codesign -v /Applications/DropCopy.app
/Applications/DropCopy.app: a sealed resource is missing or invalid

hmm. digging around some more I found this:

$ codesign -dvvvv /Applications/DropCopy.app
Executable=/Applications/DropCopy.app/Contents/MacOS/DropCopy
Identifier=DropCopy
Format=bundle with Mach-O universal (i386)
CodeDirectory v=20100 size=2197 flags=0x2(adhoc) hashes=104+3 location=system
CDHash=df60b9a49c6ae92a556bc9a2a32e856373ae6433
Signature=adhoc
Info.plist entries=14
Sealed Resources rules=4 files=57
Internal requirements count=1 size=144

is it possible that the app must remain Universal to be signed? I strip all my non-intel code from all apps using XSlimmer - maybe DropCopy doesn't like to be slimmed?

any thoughts?
[Version 1.6.1]


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Fasterthanu had trouble on 17 Mar 2010
since dropcopy 1.6 annoying popup do you want the application dropcopy.app to accept incoming network each time i start the computer.

and still no answer from devellopers to fix that.
any help?
[Version 1.6.1]

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Eric-Woehler commented on 28 Mar 2010
Just d/l the 1.6.2 version that claims to fix this. Installed, restarted and still the same "Do you want to allow ..." so 1.6.2 still doesn't fix the issue as claimed by dev of signed app with dock icon hidden. Is annoying at every startup to heave to deal with this. Am happy to work w developer to fix this. MacBook 13" 10.6.2 and 4GB RAM and Mini 10.6.2 and 2GB RAM.
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Fasterthanu replied on 29 Mar 2010
strange… for me, it worked
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geomaura had trouble on 18 Mar 2008
As of the installation of 1.4.7 there is no menubar icon anymore ,no way to configure preferences and oddly the triangle next to the dock icon (to show the app is on) is missing even though the app is on.
Previously the app worked tolerably well.
Support has gotten back to me in a few hours.
[Version 1.4.7]



+36

Hervé 5 rated on 11 Apr 2014

[Version 1.90]



JasonL6798 rated on 18 Mar 2014

[Version 1.90]



Newburcj rated on 14 Sep 2012

[Version 1.79]



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Rains1026 rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 1.6.6]



+39

Loukash rated on 02 Dec 2010

[Version 1.6.6]


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Date:13 Feb 2014
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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 from your iPhone.

A 64-bit version is available here.


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