CopyDrop 1.4

Finder-based backup utility


  • Merger
  • Exclude file types


  • Unintuitive

Not bad

With Time Machine, Leopard users don't really need to worry about backups. Owners of older Mac operating systems will still have to fish around for the right application to perform backups.

CopyDrop is a little unconventional, but comes in handy when working with files from the Finder. Using the application for the first time definitely feels confusing: you have to drop the program into the folder where you want to make copies, then drag and drop files to copy onto the CopyDrop icon.

The application will allow you to make smart merges, which only add new files, or smart replace, to add all files. You can also type in all the extensions for the file types you want to exclude.

I wouldn't encourage you to make use of CopyDrop for copying large amounts of files. Instead it can come in useful when synchronizing files between folders.

All in all, CopyDrop is a good application to copy files from your Finder.

CopyDrop is a Finder-based no-frills backup utility intended to be used for user folders, media files, applications, or documents of any kind.

The concept of CopyDrop is to make it possible to use the Finder to drag and drop folders, volumes, and files in order to make "smart" copies of them, meaning that identical items already in the destination are not re-copied, saving time. There are two modes, "replace" and "merge". In "replace" mode, any items existing only in the destination will be removed such that the result will be a destination identical to the source. In "merge" mode, unique items in the destination are untouched such that the destination contains all files that were previously there (and not in the source) plus every file in the source.

Copydrop was written to fill the void left by the demise of the Classic application "CopyAgent", for which there is no OS X version.



CopyDrop 1.4

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