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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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      Zaypa is a cross-platform transferring and sharing!

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    1. 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.


    2. Use WiFi+Transfer App on your mobile devices and add mobile devices you want to consolidate in the WiFi network to DriveSpan App. WiFi+Transfer App also lets you sync photos, video, and music* between Nero MediaHome on your PC and your smartphone or tablet, and vice versa.
    3. Transfer up to 100 GB per file securely for free. Upload any type file, video, music, photo or document.
    4. Arbore is a free and open-source file sharing application that enables you to send your pictures, documents, files to your contacts privately and without limits.


    5. O&O FileDirect makes it possible to share an unlimited number of files without having to load them in the cloud. This way your confidential files are never out of your hands. You maintain complete control over who gets to see them.
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      SEND FILES FROM ONE PLACE TO ANOTHER.
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      An user-friendly file sharing tools. Send large files to your friends quickly.
    6. No wires, no drivers, no cables, no bluetooth only WiFi on a fresh air and browser to connect your Android device with desktop or laptop or even another android device with Droid Over Wifi app installed! One button to start.
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      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.

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