Ambrosia has released Dragster, its new file transfer utility for Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

The $19 software - a demo version of which is available from the developer website - supports drag-and-drop; all a user needs to do is drop a file onto the Dragster icon in the dock and they will be despatched to the chosen destination.

What's nice about it is that Dragster can send files through Mail, upload them to remote servers, copy them to your iDisk, or move files anywhere on your local drives.

The software supports FTP, SFTP, SCP, SMB (Windows File Sharing), as well as AFP (AppleShare) for file transfers. It also supports Apple's zero-configuration networking system, Bonjour.

Dragster lets user set up an unlimited quantity of customisable 'Shortcuts'. Using a contextual menu shortcut you can send any file to Dragster from the desktop.

The file transfer engine optimises upload speed, especially for repetitive file transfers to the same location. Dragster also features a file browser for remote servers, allowing you to navigate through file listings using the same intuitive interface regardless of what protocol you're using.