Utility to send files from Finder?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sail, Feb 27, 2006.

  1. sail macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I'm relatively new to Macs from the PC world and I'm loving it, especially exploring the many utilities on offer - I like to explore! The one thing I miss the most, and it's cropped up a few times in the last 8 months, is the inability to send a file from Finder.

    i.e. in a Finder window, right click on a file I want to email and there's no option to send it - something you can do on a PC and I was used to doing.

    Can anyone correct me if I'm wrong or provide a solution?

    Thanks in advance!

    Sail
     
  2. gekko513 macrumors 603

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  3. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    I know this works with Mail...don't know about other programs:

    Just drag the file from Finder onto your Mail icon in the Dock. It will open a new message with the file attached. Type in an e-mail address and click Send!

    Does that work for your needs?
     
  4. Le Big Mac macrumors 68020

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    Works for my needs! Thanks for the tip. And I can confirm it works the same way with entourage (just did it). Be nice if there were a right/ctrl-click option as well.
     
  5. sail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Fantasitc - top tip indeedy and simple too - thanks for the prompt reply everyone!!

    :) Sail
     
  6. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    You're welcome! You'll find that most Mac tips are pretty simple...so simple in fact, that people coming from Windows over-think things and have a hard time recognizing the solutions. :D
     
  7. whooleytoo macrumors 603

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    Option #2: Select the file, then go to the Finder menu (next to the Apple menu) -> Services -> Mail -> Send File.

    (Yeah.. yeah.. Drag 'n' drop is better! ;) )
     
  8. gekko513 macrumors 603

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    Yes, you can have lots of fun with dragging in OS X.

    Lots of things can be dragged to Mail: contacts from Address Book, events from iCal or a link from Safari.

    Drag an image from Safari or iPhoto to Mail to mail it, to Photoshop Elements to edit it or to the desktop to save it.
     

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