AirDrop vs. Connect to Server

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Pndrgnsvc, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. Pndrgnsvc macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2008
    Georgetown, Texas
    If someone is on my network, I see their Computer icon on my desktop, and should they choose, they can see my Computer icon.

    If I want to share a file, I merely drop it on their Computer icon.

    So how is Airdrop any better? Alas, this poor grasshopper remains unenlightened. Is it just that one need not know the recipient's server address?
  2. brijazz macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    I think it's real purpose is to simplify file sharing for the "less enlightened" Mac user. This way, people won't need to muck around with File Sharing prefs, permissions, etc.
  3. dethmaShine macrumors 68000

    Apr 13, 2010
    Into the lungs of Hell
    Airdrop doesn't seem to work on my macbook. :mad:

    I think its better for 90% of the people who don't wish to keep on clicking on different mac's/pc's and then access the public folder. Everyone is not comfortable with the concept of a finder and moving into hierarchy of folders. One way implementation of FTP is a great concept.

    Also, for power users, SSH and FTP through terminal are great utilities and will always be there.

    Summary: It's just an easy implementation.

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