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

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Prado

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

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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 Prado 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 Prado 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 Prado 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 Prado 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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  30. 12 Posted by Alex on 15 Nov, 2019 12:04 PM

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    unfortunately dont´t work in Catalina & PF9.0.3

  31. 13 Posted by Brian Martim on 17 Nov, 2019 11:31 PM

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    I have this working on 2 of my machines but I can't get it working on a third mac. I have installed it, added it to the folder and added it to the contextual menu and it shows in the menu in options but when I right-click I don't see it as an option.

  32. 14 Posted by Prado on 01 Dec, 2019 09:34 PM

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    Hi,
    I am going to release a new version for PF9, the current one just works up to PF8 on Catalina, but is not working on PF9.

  33. 15 Posted by Brian Martin on 05 Dec, 2019 09:21 PM

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    That's awesome! You rock!

  34. 16 Posted by morelli on 06 Dec, 2019 10:24 PM

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    In my experience, the current version only works on early versions of PF 8. It does not work for me on PF 8.6. (I'm afraid to upgrade to PF 9, because Cocoatech has seemed out to lunch for a long time.)

  35. 17 Posted by Pathloser on 12 Dec, 2019 08:25 AM

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    @Prado Great to know you are working on new version of this awesome plugin. I do believe Path Finder team should buy your plugin and merge it into their software, @Path Finder Support Team. My question is when the new plugin will be released?

  36. 18 Posted by rick.baumhauer on 16 Dec, 2019 04:55 AM

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    @Prado Thanks for your efforts! Having to open up a Finder window to use AirDrop has been a consistent frustration, so this holds a lot of promise.

    However, in spite of copying the AirDropShare and EmailShare plugins to the correct folder, restarting PF, finding the entries in the Contextual Menu section of PF Preferences and moving them to my contextual menu setup, they don't actually show up on either a 2014 Mac mini running Mojave and PF 8.6 or a 2018 Mac mini running Catalina and PF 8.6.

    Any idea why?

    Thanks again!

  37. 19 Posted by Wim F. Abbenhui... on 29 Dec, 2019 08:45 AM

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    @Prado: Thank you for making a PF-9 version of your plugin. Do you have any idea about when this could be released?

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