Open Source AirDrop Alternatives for Linux

    AirDrop is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The most popular Linux alternative is Small Dukto R6 iconDukto R6, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AirDrop and 18 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AirDrop are Small Send Anywhere iconSend Anywhere (Freemium), Small NitroShare iconNitroShare (Free, Open Source), Small OpenDrop iconOpenDrop (Free, Open Source) and Small Feem iconFeem (Freemium).

    The list of alternatives was last updated Jan 15, 2021

    • Dukto is an easy file transfer tool designed for LAN use.
      Almost everyone thinks this is a great alternative to AirDrop.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Windows Mobile
      • Android
      • Symbian S60
      • Android Tablet
    • A network file-sharing application that makes sending a file to another machine on the local network as easy as dragging-and-dropping.


    • OpenDrop is a command-line tool that allows sharing files between devices directly over Wi-Fi.
      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
    • LAN Share is a cross platform local area network file transfer application, built using Qt GUI framework. It can be used to transfer a whole folder, one or more files, large or small immediately without any additional configuration.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • A free LAN file sharing software.

      Discontinued

      Not updated since Feb 2013. See http://www.d-lan.net/

      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • An user-friendly file sharing tools. Send large files to your friends quickly.Features:1.It works over the Internet and LAN
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • openSUSE
      • Fedora
      • Ubuntu
      • Debian
    • Sharik is an open-source, cross-platform solution for sharing files via Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
    • Transfer on LAN is a software that allows multiple users to transfer files (or folders) on a local network. It is cross-platform and requires no configuration.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Giver is a simple file sharing desktop application.

      Discontinued

      It seems there has been no update after 2007.

      No screenshots yet
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • Warpinator is a free, open-source tool for sending and receiving files between computers that are on the same network. All you need do is install Warpinator on the computers, choose a group code, edit your firewalls if necessary, and that’s all.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
      • Linux Mint