Long before there was AirDrop, we made DropCopy, the original and best file transfer utility for Apple devices. DropCopy works with current and legacy Mac hardware and is available for macOS and iOS.
DropCopy is designed to function as intuitively as possible: simply launch it on 2 or more devices (iOS or macOS) that are on the same Wifi network and the devices will automatically "see" each other. You select the file you want to copy, and the destination; DropCopy takes care of the rest. To get files from the Mac to your iPhone, simply drag a file onto our discreet "dropzone" on your desktop and it is transferred immediately to your chosen destination.
There are many uses for DropCopy in addition to the standard “take your files with you” scenario. DropCopy has file previews for most common media types, including Word, PDF, and many others. These previews can be viewed full-screen, and support rotation. With firmware 3.0 and newer, you can also share clipboards between iPods, iPhones and computers. Imagine ‘copying’ an address, note or recipe on your Mac and then simply ‘pasting’ it on your iPod!
*Be aware that DropCopy cannot access the files in your iTunes library on your iPhone/iPod. In order to use DropCopy, you must first add files to the iPhone/iPod with DropCopy for the Mac, or from another DropCopy mobile client.
“It’s running on every computer in my house and office— it’s become one of the first things I install on any new Mac."
"Recently, when I was unable to connect other Macs to one running Big Sur... I found and downloaded DropCopy, and it worked beautifully!"
"Super easy way to share large or small files, photos, iMovies, documents between all of our family laptops and iPads. "
"A CONSTANT on every Mac I own. It works to move files, it does it well, and with no problems. This works when AirDrop does not. I cannot recommend it enough. If you need to move files between Macs, this is for you."
"I can’t use [AirDrop] for iPhone to computer because my MBP is too old… Since I am often transferring what I consider sensitive information, I don’t want to use a cloud service… DropCopy solved both problems for me… Mega Thanks!"
"DropCopy just works - with multiple devices on the wifi network the ‘drag & drop’ is easy, convenient and I find this more reliable than AirDrop."
"Easier to use than AirDrop... It also sends short messages and your clipboard, so you have your own instant messaging network at home... Best app out there for local file transfers and messaging."
"This tool makes it SO easy to transfer files between our multiple Macs, including one still on Snow Leopard! Now also serving a machine with Mojave, and Sierra."
Site licenses for DropCopy are available for direct purchase here along with an archive of older versions for legacy hardware