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

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      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 is an easy file transfer tool designed for LAN use.

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      The project is no longer maintained.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.


    1. 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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      OpenDrop is a command-line tool that allows sharing files between devices directly over Wi-Fi. Its unique feature is that it is protocol-compatible with Apple AirDrop which allows to share files with Apple devices running iOS and macOS.
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      Sharik is an open-source, cross-platform solution for sharing files via Wi-Fi or Mobile Hotspot. This app allows you to easily send photos, apps, files, text, literally anything, to any kind of device connected to the same network. It's convenient and blazing fast.
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    2. 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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      "Hi. My Name is Feem. I happen to be the best local file transfer app on Earth." Feem works like Bluetooth; but 50X faster. Feem sends files instantly from one device to another without passing through the Internet.
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    3. 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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    4. LAN Share is a cross platform local area network file transfer application, built using Qt GUI framework. It can be used to transfer a whole folder, one or more files, large or small immediately without any additional configuration.
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      A free LAN file sharing software. The goal is to easily exchange a large amount of data in a local area network environment like a LAN-Party. After you launched D-LAN, you will see all other people and their sharing automatically without special configuration.

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      Not updated since Feb 2013. See http://www.d-lan.net/

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