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File Sending Tools

The Internet is a great tool for communication. But what would communication be without audiovisual content to discuss? That’s where the functionality to send files comes in. Whether it’s through the ability to attach photos, videos, or music in chat applications such as Signal and Riot, or a service dedicated to uploading and sharing files like Pushbullet, these apps will allow you to share files with whoever you want.

  1. Signal is a messaging app with an unexpected focus on privacy, combined with all the features expected from a modern IM app. Signal has received a lot of praise from all around the world for its security and privacy-respecting technologies.
  2. Element is a secure collaboration and messaging app based on the Matrix protocol. It’s decentralised to deliver digital sovereignty, and based on an open standard for easy connections and interoperability. It is end-to-end encrypted by default.


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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    Wire is the most secure collaboration platform featuring messenger, voice, video, conference calls, file-sharing, and external collaboration –all protected by the most secure end-to-end-encryption.
  3. Pushbullet is the easiest and fastest way to send links, pictures, files, lists, notes, and more right into your phone's notification tray, to your computer, or to a friend, really fast.
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    • Google Chrome
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    A cross-platform file sharing service which allows users to easily share digital content peer-to-peer, in real-time, without cloud storage.
  4. Simple, private file sharing Wormhole lets you share files up to 10GB with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn't stay online forever.
  5. FileTransfer allows you to securely share files up to 6GB with your family, co-workers or friends for free. Files stay uploaded for 3 weeks.
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    Send lets you share files with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn’t stay online forever.
  6. Dino is a modern open-source chat client for the desktop. It focuses on providing a clean and reliable Jabber/XMPP experience while having your privacy in mind. Using GTK+/Vala.
  7. A simple tool for spontaneous, local network file transfers.
  8. croc is a tool I built to easily and securely transfer stuff from one computer to another. The only tool that is easily installed and used on any platform, and has secure peer-to-peer transferring, and has the capability to resume broken transfers.
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    • KDE
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    Neochat is a client for Matrix.org, the decentralized communication protocol for instant messaging. It is a fork of Spectral, using KDE frameworks, most notably Kirigami, KConfig and KI18n.
  9. Soduto for macOS allows your computer to communicate and share information with other devices: Android, Linux or other Macs. Want to copy-paste content across your devices? Browse remote files? Send SMS straight from the desktop? Or maybe simply share a link?
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    • Android
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    With Roamit, you can send the webpage you're reading, or something that's on your clipboard, to your PC, mobile or even your Xbox¹, it'll open immediately. Furthermore, you can transfer your photos and files² as fast as possible, via local Wi-Fi network.