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How to add AirDrop to your Mac dock

Since I have an AirDrop-compatible iMac between Apple devices, there isn’t a week that I don’t use it to send me files. Mac to iPhone, iPad to Mac, or iPhone to iPad. It doesn’t matter, all the devices send and receive my files in the blink of an eye.

So when I saw that there was a trick to adding an AirDrop shortcut to the dock of my iMac, I didn’t hesitate to try it and add it. OSX Daily.

How to add AirDrop to your Mac dock
How to add AirDrop to your Mac dock

Adding an AirDrop shortcut to your Mac dock is pretty easy when you know what to do. To do so, follow these steps:

  • In a folder in the Finder, go to the menu Goto
  • A box will appear with a dialogue in which you can enter a route. Enter this without quotes: “SystemLibraryCoreServicesFinder.appContentsApplications”
  • Click the Go button and a folder like the one above will appear, showing the AirDrop app.
  • Now just drag this icon and place it wherever you want in your dock.

In my case, I have already placed this shortcut next to the Finder icon. Clicking on it will bring up the folder that opens when you are going to send files via AirDrop to an iOS device or another Mac, saving you several steps in between. Pretty handy trick.