AirDrop Any File From Quick Look in OS X Mountain Lion
AirDrop is probably the quickest and easiest way to transfer files between Macs these days, thanks to it’s instant ad-hoc network it lets Macs send files back and forth – without even being connected to the same network. As is, using AirDrop is easy through the Finder, but now with OS X Mountain Lion you can send files through AirDrop right out of a Quick Look window:
- Locate any file in the Finder of OS X Mountain Lion and hit the Spacebar to summon Quick Look
- Click the Sharesheet icon in the upper right corner [>] and select “AirDrop” from the menu
- Have the recipient open AirDrop to be visible as the file destination
- Click “Send” to transfer the file
This is perfect for when you’re looking through files with Quick Look and want to quickly share them with someone nearby, and it’s definitely faster than using File Sharing to create a network between the two. As mentioned earlier, you don’t even have to have a network accessible to use AirDrop, because it creates a direct ad-hoc connection between the Macs.
Remember, even if you’re using an older Mac or one without wi-fi, you can enable AirDrop over ethernet and on unsupported Macs pretty easily.