Using the IPFS to transfer files between computers can be slow because it can take time to locate a path between the two computers on the IPFS network. This makes it faster by lowering the barrier towards making sure your computers are in each other's swarm.
First run the IPFS daemon on your computers
$ go get github.com/schollz/ipfs-connect
Then connect the two computers. On the first computer type:
$ ipfs-connect mycomps your id: jkljl88-ji98-449-a0e1-c87a04802922 add another computer to your swarm by running ipfs-connect mycomps
And then on the other computer type
$ ipfs-connect mycomps
And then, voila! Your computers will be swarmed together as long as the IP addresses don't change. Now you can share files via IPFS between two computers without waiting.
This uses a simple rendezvous server: schollz/duct which is a ephemeral MPMC pubsub. Both computers connect to the duct tape server and listen for a payload about their IPFS addresses. Once they receive the addresses they connect to them via the
ipfs swarm connect command.