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Dropping In On You!

Dropping In On You!
by Gary Woods

I've talked to you before about a free service called Dropbox. They give you 2 Gigabytes of space in the cloud and I use it to transfer files from computer to computer and even from and to our iPhones and iPads. I think at last count I had it running on 8 computers, 2 iPhones and 2iPads.

Dropbox is great but everything I put in it ends up on all the other computers and devices and sometimes that's not what I want. There are times that I just want to send a file or photo to one computer and not the whole kit and caboodle. For that I came up with an Application called DropCopy by 10base-t software (

You can put the App on up to 3 computers for free and when it's installed it puts a kind of Black Hole in one of the corners of your screen. Then, when you want to copy a file or send a message to another computer on your network you just drag the file into the Black Hole. When you do that a list of all the computers on your network drop down and you put the file into the desired one. The file then shows up in the Download Folder on the computer you copied it to.

Unfortunately the App is Apple centric so it can't be used on my PCs but for those boxes I'll just dump what I need to have sent into Dropbox. As I said for up to 3 machines the software is free then for up to 5 it's $4.99. If you also want it on you iOS devices there's DropCopy Lite which is free for up to 2 devices and then $4.99 for more than the two.

If you like to move files and photos around to your various devices but don't want everything on all of them check out DropCopy.

If you have any suggestions or questions for me please drop me a note at or see my column on the Internet at or call me at (805) 729-0910

Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc