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    AirDrop Alternatives

    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
    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    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. Easy File Transfer. Easy File Sharing. Easy File organization. 5GB free.
    2. Easiest and fastest way to share text, images or any files from your phone to your computer or phones.

    3. QRServ takes any selected file on your device and makes it available through its own HTTP server at an unused port number. The selected file can then be downloaded via web browser on another device or software that allows file downloads over HTTP from QR codes.
    4. Indian Share it app - Share Mitron is a made in Indian app to transfer files, games, songs, videos, APK etc. Easy peer to peer connection option works perfectly without wasting your data. 1GB data file within 1 - 3 minutes. Support on almost all types of smartphone.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Android
      • iPhone
      Instantly share photos across multiple smart devices (iPhone, Android, iPad, tablets, etc.) with the swipe of a finger. The exclusive FotoSwipe technology allows you to select up to 10 photos, swipe them toward an intended device and you're done!

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Easily transfer files between devices.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      • Samsung Apps
      Quick Share is a device-to-device file sharing feature that allows you to quickly and easily transfer content saved on your Galaxy device to people nearby who have Samsung Galaxy devices.
    5. Send files from one device to another by scanning a QR code. No compression, No size limit, Secure and Fast! Like AirDrop, but works on any device, OS or platform!
    6. A tool for helping to get files from A to B. All without the need for additional software or hardware. Squidlink utilizes Webtorrent as it's core but is geared towards ease of use for the average person.
    7. Arc is a seamless, secure and cross-platform file sharing service by Quadren. Arc aims to recreate the magic of Airdrop between your own devices, but without the platform limitations. Arc works perfectly between your phone, laptop and desktop.
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