Using MacDropAny, you can have access to any folder on your computer, from anywhere in the world. Imagine being able to get to your Desktop, music collection, or Documents folder in an instant from wherever you are!
- Sync any folder on your computer with many different cloud storage providers.
- Easy right-click access (see “Getting Started” section, below).
- Localised for English, French, Dutch, German, Italian and Spanish.
- Automatic update notifications when a new version is available.
- Unbeatable price!
MacDropAny is a free app licensed under the Zibity Software Licence and is compatible with Snow Leopard, Lion, and Mountain Lion. The most recent version of MacDropAny is version 2.11, released on 29 September 2013. Read the release notes to learn what’s new in this version.
There are three ways you can get MacDropAny to sync a folder:
- Launch MacDropAny (by double clicking it in Finder or your Dock) and follow the prompts to select the folder you’d like to sync.
- Drag a folder onto MacDropAny’s icon in Finder, the dock, or anywhere else.
- In Finder, right click on a folder and select “Sync via MacDropAny”. For this feature to work, you must have launched MacDropAny at least once in the past.
Screenshots of MacDropAny in action can be viewed further down the page.
Video Walkthrough of Syncing a Folder
Keeping Two Folders in Sync
With MacDropAny it is possible to keep a folder in sync between two computers. For example, this means that you could have your Desktop folder synced between multiple computers. To do this, follow these instructions:
- Stop your sync service (Box.com, Copy, Dropbox, Google Drive, iClouDrive, or Microsoft SkyDrive) from syncing. Either use the app’s Pause Syncing feature, quit the app, or disconnect your internet connection.
- On all of the computers with which you’d like to have this folder synced, use MacDropAny to sync the folder with your sync service. You must make sure that, on all of your computers, you give the folder the same name and that you put it in the same location inside your sync service’s folder.
- Re-start your sync service. If everything has worked correctly, once your sync service synchronises everything through, you should now have a folder which is mirrored on all of your computers.
Un-syncing a Folder
There may come the time that you want to stop a folder from syncing. The way that this is done is different for different syncing services.
If you have synced the folder using Dropbox or Copy, then all you have to do is go to the computer from which you originally synced the folder, and delete the instance of the folder inside your Dropbox or Copy folder. The folder will now no longer sync with your other computers.
If you have synced the folder using any other service, then then you must go to the computer from which you originally synced the folder, and (in Finder) move the folder from within the sync service’s folder back to its original location. You will most likely be asked whether you want to replace the folder. You must select the “replace” button. The folder will now no longer sync with your other computers.
If you want to uninstall MacDropAny, simply delete the app. To remove the right-click Finder service, delete the file located at ~/Library/Services/Sync via MacDropAny.workflow, and relaunch Finder (or just log out and log in again). Please note that uninstalling MacDropAny will not have any effect on your folders which are syncing; folders that you have set up will continue to sync until you follow the instructions in the “Un-syncing a folder” section above.
MacDropAny has been well received by the technology media. Here are some of the better-known sites’ reviews:
- MacTrast - “If you’re a Dropbox user and you are not using MacDropAny then get-on-it and check it out for yourself.”
- Version 2.11 was released on 29 September 2013: Adds an Italian translation (thanks to Raffaele Viggiani, and fixes a minor problem with the English translation.
- Version 2.10 was released on 29 June 2013: Adds the ability to sync with Copy.
- Version 2.09 was released on 29 March 2013: Improvements to the French translation, thanks to Hugues Valentin.
- Version 2.08 was released on 7 March 2013: Fixes a bug that prevented the right-click Finder integration from showing on some computers.
- Version 2.07 was released on 3 December 2012: Small changes to the translations to reflect that MacDropAny has now been used 160,000 times!
- Version 2.06 was released on 27 November 2012: Fixes some errors in Spanish localisation.
- Version 2.05 was released on 23 November 2012: Adds Spanish localisation (thanks go to Fernando Sánchez), a log of synced folders is now written to ~/Library/Logs/MacDropany.log.
- Version 2.04 was released on 20 November 2012: Fixes some spelling and grammar in the German localisation.
- Version 2.03 was released on 20 November 2012: Adds German localisation (thanks go to Thomas Schulze!).
- Version 2.02 was released on 20 November 2012: Fixes bugs.
- Version 2.01 was released on 16 November 2012: Adds Dutch localisation (thanks go to Leander Stellemans!), fixes bug with error in duplicate folders.
- Version 2.0 was released on 13 November 2012: Fixes broken right-click Finder extension, adds Box.com and iClouDrive support, makes interface clearer, adds French localisation usability improvements.
- Version 1.0 was released in February 2011. MacDropAny 1.x.x received many updates, until its last update, v1.8.3, on 9 September 2012.
This application is provided “as is”. I do not guarantee that I will continue supporting this application. I make no warranty that it will function or continue to function as time goes on. If something goes wrong with your computer, with your sync service account, with your files, with your mind, or with anything else as either a direct or indirect consequence of using this application, it is not my fault and I accept no responsibility for anything, at all, ever, anywhere, at any time. Basically, whatever happens, it’s not my fault. Do not use MacDropAny if you do not accept this. That said, everything should work, and has been working, just fine.