Bumping photos to my Mac
What’s the easiest way to transfer photos wirelessly from my iPhone to my Mac? I don’t want anything as cumbersome as iCloud Photo Sharing, I just want to send the odd photo directly to my Mac. I used to use Bump for this but it isn’t available any more. I don’t want to go back to emailing myself! Natalie Hayden AirDrop is more or less designed for exactly this situation. If you tap the Share icon in Photos on your phone, you should see an icon for your Mac in the AirDrop section. Transferred images appear in the Downloads folder. To use AirDrop between an iOS device and a Mac, the former will need to be running iOS 8 or later, the Mac must be running Yosemite or later, and your devices will need to be among the models listed at the bottom of http://apple.co/1NpVemw.
If your iPhone is too old to support AirDrop, you may still be able to use DeskConnect. This only needs iOS 5.1 or later and it is at least as powerful as AirDrop. You need to install the desktop client on your Mac from deskconnect.com/ download. When you send a picture you’ll see a notification in the menu bar and you can either view the image directly, or hold ç to open the file location in Finder so you can move it to wherever you want.
DeskConnect works just like AirDrop, and runs on older devices – iOS 5.1 is all you need.