“Working at home all the time can make even the hardiest soul a bit stir crazy, so I like to leave the house most days, just to mix it up a bit,” Dan Moren writes for Six Colors. “However, that also means I frequently run into situations where I need to retrieve a file from my home iMac that I don’t have handy on my MacBook.”
“I keep most of my smaller files in Dropbox or iCloud Drive, but on occasion I need to grab something like, say, a podcast MP3,” Moren writes. “There are a number of ways to do this — configuring an SFTP server, for example, or using Back to My Mac — but the one I’ve found most handy is using OS X’s built-in Screen Sharing.”
“Once you’re looking at the screen of your remote computer, you can use it just as if you were sitting at it (albeit with some degree of lag, depending on your connection),” Moren writes. “But the best part is that you can also easily transfer files by simply dragging any file icon off the remote computer and onto your desktop.”
Read more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Anybody use this method? SFTP server? Back to My Mac? Which do you prefer and why?
Instructions for setting up Back to My Mac here.