Ian Keen built a brilliant little utility which transforms the notch area of a recent MacBook Pro or MacBook Air model into an AirDrop collector bin. Keen even made a variant for notchless Macs. It is not yet publicly available, but I would use this in a heartbeat. I AirDrop stuff all the time and the sharing menu feels comparatively clunky.
Struggling to think of a great phrase to describe this kind of first-rate, tip-top effort, but it will come to me.