AirDrop Alternatives for Linux

    AirDrop is not available for Linux but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Send Anywhere, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AirDrop and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AirDrop are Dukto R6 (Free, Open Source), NitroShare (Free, Open Source), OpenDrop (Free, Open Source) and Sharik (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Nov 28, 2021

    1. ezshare is a simple file server that lets you easily share many big files like photos and videos with friends (or between your devices) over a local network without requiring an internet connection.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • Fire TV
      • Roku
      Send files to tv is a simple application to connect your Smart Tv android, your android mobile device and your personal computer. It allows you to fastly and easily share movies, tv show or ANY files between these devices through your local network. No Internet required.
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    2. Pvtbox Sync allows direct, fast, and secure peer-2-peer data transfer between all of your devices including PC, Mac, Servers, NAS, and Mobile (Android & iOS). Sync/Share/Collaborate all your files with ease.
      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • openSUSE
      • Fedora
      • Ubuntu
      • Debian
      An user-friendly file sharing tools. Send large files to your friends quickly. Features: 1.It works over the Internet and LAN 2.upnp support, so you can “jump” your firewall in the router 3.very easy to use 4.qt and gtk, no problem!
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • Go (Programming Language)
      SEND FILES FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.
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    3. 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.

      Discontinued

      Link dead. C-NET page hasn't been updated since 2013.

    4. Giver is a simple file sharing desktop application. Other people running Giver on your network are automatically discovered and you can send files to them by simply dragging the files to their photo or icon shown in Giver.

      Discontinued

      It seems there has been no update after 2007.

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      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Simidude is a cross platform network clipboard. Simidude will connect automatically over your local network. It makes it very easy to drag and drop text, images, files or directories from one computer to another.
    5. Connect PC, Mac, Android phones, iPhone. Send contents including messages, files, photos, video etc. wirelessly at lightning fast speed (up to 300Mb/s).
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    6. Salad Room is a web app to share text, links or files quickly between devices. Magically connecting them on the same network. Like AirDrop, but for everyone.
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