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AirDrop Alternatives for Android

AirDrop is not available for Android but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best Android alternative is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to AirDrop and many of them are available for Android so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Android alternatives to AirDrop are KDE Connect, RetroShare, OnionShare and Snapdrop.

AirDrop alternatives are mainly Large File Transfer Services but may also be Cloud Storage Services or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of AirDrop.
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  1. Syncthing icon

    Syncthing

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    118 alternatives to Syncthing 

    Syncthing replaces proprietary sync and cloud services with something open, trustworthy and decentralized. Your data is your data alone and you deserve to choose where it is stored.

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    1.  DecentralizedSyncthing is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  End-to-End EncryptionSyncthing has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    3.  LightweightSyncthing consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    4.  Dark ModeSyncthing supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    5.  Command line interfaceSyncthing either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    KDE Connect

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • Sailfish OS
    • Plasma Mobile
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    48 alternatives to KDE Connect 

    KDE Connect is a project that aims to communicate all your devices. For example, with KDE Connect you can receive your phone notifications on your computer, or just use your phone as a remote control for your desktop.

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    System Settings Module


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    RetroShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • OpenSSL
    • OpenPGP
    93 alternatives to RetroShare 

    RetroShare is a open source cross-platform, private and secure decentralized communication system. It lets you to securely chat, share photos, videos, and more, using OpenPGP to authenticate peers and .

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    1.  DecentralizedRetroShare is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    2.  Privacy focusedRetroShare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    3.  End-to-End EncryptionRetroShare has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    4.  GPG EncryptionRetroShare supports GPG (aka GnuPG) for encryption of things like emails, messages, files, etc.
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    OnionShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Tor Browser Private Web
    • Android
    34 alternatives to OnionShare 

    OnionShare is an open source tool that lets you securely and anonymously share files, host websites, and chat with friends using the Tor network.

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    Snapdrop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    34 alternatives to Snapdrop 

    An open source alternative to AirDrop. Activates peers by web, transfers files on LAN.

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    Send Anywhere

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Kindle Fire
    165 alternatives to Send Anywhere 

    A cross-platform file sharing service which allows users to easily share digital content peer-to-peer, in real-time, without cloud storage.

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    Dukto R6

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Symbian S60
    • Android Tablet
    39 alternatives to Dukto R6 

    Dukto is an easy file transfer tool designed for LAN use. Use it in everyday work to transfer files from one PC to another, without worrying about users, permissions, operating systems, protocols, clients, servers and so on… Just start dukto on the two PCs and transfer files and...

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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Dukto R6 without registration.
    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintained. Last version, released in 2013 can be still downloaded on the official website

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    Almost everyone thinks Dukto R6 is a great alternative to AirDrop.
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    WeTransfer

    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    212 alternatives to WeTransfer 

    WeTransfer is a service to send big or small files from A to B.

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    1.  Expiring LinksWeTransfer can set and share links to a file or folder with a limited time or date.
    2.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in WeTransfer without registration.
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    WeTransfer Mobile for iPhone and Android
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    NitroShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    72 alternatives to NitroShare 

    A network file-sharing application that makes sending a file to another machine on the local network as easy as dragging-and-dropping.

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    Discontinued

    Last update in June 2019 and last desktop release in October 2017. Android version has last release in February 2018.

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    Sharik

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Snapcraft
    • F-Droid
    50 alternatives to Sharik 

    Sharik is an open-source, cross-platform solution for sharing files via Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot.

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