DropCopy adds a small ‘target’ to your desktop. That target lists other local machines also running DropCopy. You can now move a file over the target, select which machine is your destination, drop the file and away it goes. DropCopy is currently a free public beta.
[Via Cool OSX Apps.]
Now that I run Virtual PC on my Mac Mini but do the real work on my Powerbook I sometimes need to send files to the Mini for dropping into VPC. Previously I’d do the whole Connect thing, with password confirmation and finding the correct folder. DropCopy neatly circumvents that.
I had tried using an FTP disk via Interarchy, but again that required starting up yet another application, and I hadn’t yet got around to troubleshooting why Interarchy would synchronise the two quite frequently. (That particular annoyance is most likely a wrong setting on my part.)
All did not go entirely smoothly with DropCopy. I had to add each machine directly and to open the correct port, as suggested in the DropCopy help. Then it still didn’t seem to work so I Quit on both machines, removed the plist from Preferences and started up again. This time it all ran brilliantly, with nifty little icon changes to show transfer status.
I like it.