When it comes to sharing files between computers you have a few options.

If both computers are on a network you can do file sharing.  Of course if the operating systems are different you may encounter challenges to get the computers to play nice with each other.

You might copy files between computers by using a USB drive.  Depending on the drive limitations you might have to repeat a cycle of upload files to USB drive, download files from USB drive. then make space on USB drive for next set of files.

What if your computer doesn’t have a network connection or you don’t have a cross over cable.  How are you going to share those files?

I recently purchased a device that works with Macs and PCs.

When you plug it in, it looks like a multi-function USB device.

It’s a keyboard.  It’s a mouse.  It’s a USB drive.

When I first purchased the wormhole I thought each PC was going to appear as a drive on the other desktop.

There is a drive that shows up on each computer, but the drive provides software to enable the file copying interface.

The keyboard & mouse on either computer controls its own computer until the mouse is moved to the remote computer screen.  Once the mouse is moved over to the other side, the mouse & keyboard now control the other computer.  This is pretty interesting.  This could be used during a tutoring session, where you want to teach someone how to do something without invading their personal space.

Transferring Files and folders:

File and folder transfer is a breeze.  It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3.

From your computer to the other computer.

1. Navigate mouse to the file or folder you want to copy.  (Either on your local computer or remote computer)

2. Click on file or folder you want to copy.

3. Drag file or folder to the destination computer.  (Either your local computer or remote computer)

Transferring Text via clipboard:

Transferring  text between computers is as easy as 1, 2, 3.

In my test, I had Microsoft Word launched on my Macbook Pro running Mac OS X and my Compaq Presario running Windows XP Pro.

I did the following to copy the text back and forth.

1. Select text & copy on the source computer.

2. Move cursor to destination computer.

3. Select paste.

That’s it, pretty simple.

Imagine the Possibilities:

Have you ever run across a situation where a computer program was stuck?  It wouldn’t allow you to save the file because of some weird error.

What if you could just connect a special USB connector between the two computers and magically copy the information from one platform to another?

This is just one example of how the J5create wormhole switch might save the day.