Focus on Features - AIM for Mac
With the AIM for Mac beta
you can quickly and easily transfer files
to your buddies. There are two ways to start the file transfer. The easier way is to drag a file from the Finder to a buddy on your Buddy List. Another way is to use the menu "People > Send Files" which displays a File Selection window where you can choose a file and click Send.
Either method for starting a file transfer works well, but the drag and drop feature is the fastest method. You can drop a file onto a buddy in your Buddy List, or drop a file in the compose area of an existing conversation. The file transfer will start immediately by sending a message to your buddy asking for approval to send the file. As soon as your buddy approves, the file will be sent.
When the file transfer begins you will see a File Transfer Strip
appear in the history area of the IM Conversation window. This strip displays the name of the file and provides controls to Reveal the File in Finder and to Cancel the Transfer. You can also immediately open the file by clicking on the file name in the strip.
During the transfer you will see a spinner icon on the strip to show the progress of the transfer. When the transfer is complete you will see the word "Finished" to indicate a normal completion of the file transfer.
When you receive a file transfer from a buddy you will see the same File Transfer Strip with the same controls. The only difference is that the icon on the left side of the strip will be a green down arrow, instead of the green up arrow.Folders
can also be transferred just as easily as a file. Just drag the folder to your buddy and that folder and all files and sub folders will be sent.
We have found the File Transfer feature in AIM for Mac to be very reliable and fast. We hope you enjoy it as well.
Thanks for trying AIM for Mac!
AOL Mac Team