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 solution that would "just work". I used to use Mac OS X' FileSharing and the Mac OS X DropBox, but I didn't get notified, and I have to mount the other user's Home DropBox by hand. AirDrop does most of this quite good, but has some limitations.
- No configuration necessary
- Automatically fetches username and user image from your Macintosh Preferences / Address Book
- Lets you transfer files to Macs in your local network as well as in other subnets
- Lets you browse and get files from Macs in your local network
- largefile support
- IPv6 enabled
- Creation of groups of peers (new in Schick 5.0)
- Sending of files to whole groups of peers (new in Schick 5.0)
- Cleaned-up interface (new in Schick 5.0)
- Grouping peers by type (bonjour, manually added or custom groups) (new in Schick 5.0)
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- Apple Macintosh with Intel Core2Duo processor
- Mac OS X 10.9 or later, for older Mac OS X versions please visit Software Projects That Are Not Longer Supported
- Bonjour-enabled local network
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- ↑ Bonjour==ZeroConf==mDNS
- ↑ and, as an experimental feature, even in an LAN/WAN with several broadcast domains (not over internet, maybe in the future, when everyone uses IPv6)
- ↑ Meaning files bigger than 2GB
- ↑ That means, a 64bit processor. If you have an older Mac, please see: Software Projects That Are Not Longer Supported
- ↑ including Mac OS X 10.9 "Mavericks" AND 10.10 "Yosemite"!
- ↑ usually, every standard Ethernet or WiFi Network can handle Bonjour, but I encountered trouble on several occasions. So, if it's the same to you, I'd recommend using ethernet instead of WiFi.