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AirDrop Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to AirDrop for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to AirDrop are KDE Connect, RetroShare, OnionShare 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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  • 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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    Syncthing

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    • F-Droid
    • Cloudron

    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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  2. 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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  3. 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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    OnionShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Tor Browser Private Web
    • Android

    Web servers are started locally on your computer and made accessible to other people as Tor onion services.

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    Send Anywhere

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    • Google Chrome
    • Kindle Fire

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

    Web (https://send-anywhere.com)


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    Dukto R6

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • Symbian S60
    • Android Tablet

    Dukto is an easy file transfer tool designed for LAN use.

    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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    NitroShare

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android

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

    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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  8. Free file transferring service up to 5GB. No needed registration. SendGB keeps files up to 90 days! Unlimited downloads. Password protected transfers! Email notifications for each transfer. No Upload and Download speed limit.

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  9. croc is a tool I built to easily and securely transfer stuff from one computer to another.

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  10. Bitwarden Send icon

    Bitwarden Send

    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Microsoft Edge
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Brave
    • Firefox

    Bitwarden Send is a lightweight utility used to share information with another person for a limited period of time. Bitwarden users can easily transmit a file or text, and rest easy knowing the sent information is protected with end-to-end encryption, and will not live forever.

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