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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 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 Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to AirDrop are KDE Connect, OnionShare, RetroShare and Send Anywhere.

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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  • iPhone
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  1. Syncthing icon

    Syncthing

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron
    114 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
    51 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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    OnionShare

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Tor Browser Private Web
    • Android
    37 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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    1.  Privacy focusedOnionShare is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    2.  No Coding RequiredOnionShare can be used without an coding or programming skills.
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    RetroShare

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • BSD
    • OpenSSL
    • OpenPGP
    95 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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    Send Anywhere

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Kindle Fire
    167 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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    Web (https://send-anywhere.com)


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    Dukto R6

    • 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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    Lufi

    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    94 alternatives to Lufi 

    It stores files, encrypts them in the browser and allows you to download them.

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    1.  End-to-End EncryptionLufi has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
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    NitroShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    75 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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  9. Croc icon

    Croc

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD
    • Termux
    54 alternatives to Croc 

    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.

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  10. Warpinator icon

    Warpinator

    21 alternatives to Warpinator 

    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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    1.  No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Warpinator without registration.
    2.  Ad-freeWarpinator doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Warpinator.
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