Full AirDrop sharing is here! (for PF8 and PF7)

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rcprador

03 Jan, 2019 12:07 AM

Hi,
I coded a new plugin to PathFinder: Full AirDrop support and I´m sharing it here with you all.

This plugin gives PathFinder full AirDrop sharing support.

It adds a new menu option Called "AirDrop Share". You can put it anywhere on your context menu (right click menu).

Attached here is a zip file with the plugin inside. ( works with PF8 and PF7 );
Full sourde code is available here too, if you want to compile it yourself :)

Here is an animated gif of it in action.
Image Name: preview.

Instructions:
1) Unzip the AirDropShare.plugin.zip attached here. It will extract a file called "AirDropShare.plugin"
2) copy the extracted file, or select it
2) Now go to: ~/Library/Application Support/Path Finder/PlugIns
3) and put it there (at the Plugins folder), or paste is there.

4) Restart PathFinder so it can load the plugin.
5) Open PathFinder, and enable the plugin at the context menu. (see picures below)
Done!

Now you can share anything via AirDrop directly from PathFinder.
No need to use Finder anymore! (Finder does not even need to be running!)

Below are screenshots for the instalation sequence described above:

Install it
Image Name: Install.

Enable it
Image Name: Enable.

Use it!
Image Name: preview.

Attached files: AirDropShare.plugin.zip, AirDropShare_Xcode_source.zip

The installation is very simple.
But if you need any help, doubt or problem, please reply below so I can help.

Happy new year!
Regards
Rafael Prado

  1. Path Finder Support Team closed this discussion on 04 Jan, 2019 10:33 AM.

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  3. 1 Posted by tosbsas on 05 Jan, 2019 10:22 PM

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    is this authorized by PF - loving it

  4. 2 Posted by tosbsas on 05 Jan, 2019 10:23 PM

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    maybe this guy can fix the email contact menu item and you pay him

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  7. 3 Posted by rcprador on 28 Jan, 2019 01:18 AM

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    Hi @tosbsas,
    Sunday was boring here in Brazil, so I adventured myself on the task to fix the email contact menu item, and I did it by creating another plugin!

    Please follow the link below with similar instructions:
    https://support.cocoatech.com/discussions/problems/129962-functiona...

    Enjoy.

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  10. 4 Posted by rcprador on 28 Jan, 2019 12:03 PM

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    Forgot to mention and attach license.txt.

    This code is opensource licensed under BSD style.
    For details see license.txt

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  13. 5 Posted by Ben on 15 Feb, 2019 02:00 PM

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    OMG, this is brilliant!! Thanks so much! works like a charm

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  16. 6 Posted by dannyforster on 13 Mar, 2019 07:47 PM

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    First of all thanks for your work, I really appreciate it.

    The problem is, the plugin doesn't work for me.
    The path (Path Finder/PlugIns) didn't exist, so I created it and put the file into it.
    After a restart the option for the AirDrop plugin doesn't show up in the preferences, where I should be able to add it to the context menu.

    Anyone else with the same problem?
    What could I do?

    Thanks in advance

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  19. 7 Posted by Serge on 16 Jun, 2019 07:18 AM

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    Exactly the same than dannyforster

    Thanks

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  22. 8 Posted by rcprador on 27 Jun, 2019 08:02 AM

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    Create it on Terminal:

    mkdir -p ~/Library/Application\ Support/Path\ Finder/PlugIns
    cd ~/Library/Application\ Support/Path\ Finder/PlugIns

    put the plugin inside, restart PathFinder

  23. 9 Posted by Serge on 27 Jun, 2019 05:58 PM

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    Thanks, it works now !

    We can Actually create it directly in Path Finder BUT my error was to look in the general root /Library instead of the [my user name]/Library

    Now it works

    Activate the invisible files options is useful by the way

  24. 10 Posted by rcprador on 27 Jun, 2019 07:25 PM

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    Nice to hear that!
    Thank you for the tip to enable invisible files too! This mini-guide will also make it work for dannyforster.

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  27. 11 Posted by remypts on 05 Jul, 2019 01:36 PM

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    Receiving error message ' "AirDropShare.plugin" can't be opened because it is from an unidentified developer.'

    Authenticating and clicking "Open Anyway" from the Security Preferences does not appear to do anything as I receive the message each time that Pathfinder is restarted.

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