9 ways to share files between Macs

“If you have more than one Mac, you probably need to exchange files between the two computers from time to time,” Kirk McElhearn writes for Macworld.

“There are lots of ways to do this, and which method you choose may depend on the type of file, or how you manage your workflow,” McElhearn writes. “Here are 9 ways you can exchange files between two Macs.”

9 ways to share files between Macs:
1. File Sharing
2. AirDrop
3. Email
4. Dropbox
5. iCloud Drive
6. Other cloud services
7. BitTorrent Sync
8. FTP
9. Sneaker net

Each of the 9 methods discussed in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: McElhearn’s right, No. 7, BitTorrent Sync is the kind of feature that Apple should add to OS X.

Not also that with Apple’s excellent Mail Drop, you can send attachments up to 5 GB in size. You can send these attachments right from Mail on your Mac, the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and from iCloud.com on your Mac or PC. All files types are supported and attachments don’t count against your iCloud storage. If a message, including its attachments, is larger than your ISP limit, Mail will ask you to send the attachments using Mail Drop.


  1. These types of articles are, in the field of professional journalism, apparently called (derisively) listicles — lists of things, made to look like news articles. They are an expression of a lazy journalist. Rather than do research, look for sources, interview them, transcribe the interviews, pick quotes, the ‘listicle’ just requires a list of 5 – 15 things. Once you chose your list, you describe each item, take the number and type of the items and turn them into the headline (with the exclamation point, of course!) and there — the article is done! “Eight Ways to Make Your Skin Look Younger!”; “Five Ways You Can Tell She is Not Into You!”; “12 Best Ways to Back Up Your Phone Pictures!”…

    While some of these may be valuable and interesting, vast majority contain no new information and are simply a quick compilation of existing information.

      1. “You just gave away the “One secret journalists don’t want you to know about!””

        Sounds like a promising start for a listicle …
        Ten things that journalists don’t want you to know about …

  2. Screw DropBox – it’s cumbersome, has awkward UI, and yes, though pioneer & somewhat practical, like most clouds, lies about “local drive” advantage, since IT controls it, IT chooses its name, IT limits it to 1 ƒolder • CUBBY.com lets YOU choose your own folder, rename it, and mulitple folders anywhere (on internal drive, external drives + turn any ƒølder into collaborative folder etc)! ; )

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