cMP: Alternative to AirDrop

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by adam9c1, Aug 25, 2015.

  1. adam9c1 macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    Looking for iOS / OS X alternative to AirDrop.
    I am looking for an easy way to share photos between iPhone and OS X.

    Don't hate me!
    Right now I email myself photos.

    I think I should install Google Drive app on both.
    I'm also open to "upgrade" from iCloud to iCloud Drive.

    Note: I sync my phone to my desktop. I do not want to sync photos to iCloud. I do not want to purchase additional iCloud storage.
  2. chaosbunny macrumors 68000


    Mar 11, 2005
    down to earth, far away from any clouds
    Just connect your iPhone to your Mac with a cable and use image capture:

    Still way easier than any cloud stuff. I just helped a friend get rid of a ton of duplicate photos in her photos library after using icloud for a while. We found a seperate program that would detect and delete any duplicates and that worked for most of them. All of that required way more time than plugging a cable into the iPhone from time to time.
  3. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    You can enable AirDrop and Continuity (plus get 801.11AC and bluetooth 4.0) if you are willing to update your wifi card for about $100.
  4. adam9c1 thread starter macrumors 68000


    May 2, 2012
    I'd like to do it between iPhone 5s, iPad mini2, cMP, and 2010 MBP
  5. ssls6 macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2013
    I would say the easiest way would be dropbox because of "lan sync". I think lan sync works with iDevices but I'm not really sure. You can also just iMessage them which is easier than email IMHO but uses the WAN. There are programs like iMazing that allow you to shove things into the phone easily.

    Since you're not using iCloud photo, photo stream should be doing exactly what you want....what is the issue with iTunes/photo stream?

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