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    AirDrop is described as 'is the simplest way to send files wirelessly to anyone around you. To share a file, simply drag it onto a person’s contact photo. Your Mac verifies that you want to send the file, then sends a request to the recipient' and is an app in the file sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to AirDrop for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Windows, Android, Mac and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like AirDrop are RetroShare, OnionShare, ShareDrop and Snapdrop.

    AirDrop is mainly a Large File Transfer Service but alternatives to it may also be File Sync Tools or Cloud Storage Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AirDrop.
    This page was last updated May 14, 2022
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    AirDrop is the simplest way to send files wirelessly to anyone around you. To share a file, simply drag it onto a person’s...
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    1. 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.
    2. Tresorit Send brings secure file sharing to your fingertips. Encrypted sharing with links helps to replace attachments and unreliable file transfer sites.


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      • Android Tablet
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      SHAREit - An inter-phone transmission tool that has zero network traffic; Works even without internet connection and 60x faster than Bluetooth.
    3. 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.
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      • Snapcraft
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      Sharik is an open-source, cross-platform solution for sharing files via Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot.


    4. ToffeeShare is a direct and secure way of sending files via your browser. Your files are never stored in 'The Cloud' but are transferred directly to the receiver. There's no filesize limit, you're only limited to what your device can handle.
    5. Gofile is a free and anonymous file-sharing platform. You can store and share data of all types (files, images, music, videos etc...). There is no limit, you download at the maximum speed of your connection and everything is free.
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      • Microsoft Edge
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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.
    6. Jumpshare is fast file sharing built into the menu bar. Just drag a file to the Jumpshare icon in the menu bar and a link will be copied to your clipboard instantly, ready to be shared.
    7. Warpinator for Android is an unofficial port of Linux Mint's file sharing tool of the same name. It is fully compatible with the original protocol and allows for easy transfer of files between Android and Linux devices.
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