Giver Alternatives

    Giver is described as 'simple file sharing desktop application. Other people running Giver on your network are automatically discovered and you can send files to them by simply dragging the files to their photo or icon shown in Giver' and is an app in the File Sharing category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Giver for a variety of platforms, including Linux, Mac, Windows, Android and Android Tablet. The best alternative is ShareDrop, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Giver are Dukto R6 (Free, Open Source), NitroShare (Free, Open Source), LanXchange (Free, Open Source) and OpenDrop (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Jul 24, 2021

    1. ShareDrop is an HTML5 clone of the Apple AirDrop service. It allows you to transfer files directly between devices, without having to upload them to any server first. It uses WebRTC for secure peer-to-peer file transfer and Firebase for presence management and WebRTC signaling.
      • 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      The project is no longer maintained.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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      Dukto R6 vs Giver opinions
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      Very quick and easy to use, not great for sending multiple folders at once
      Positive comment almost 3 years ago

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    2. 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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    3. A simple tool for spontaneous, local network file transfers. Supports Windows, Mac and Linux PCs and Android phones.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Linux
      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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      • 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 contact photo. Your Mac verifies that you want to send the file, then sends a request to the recipient.
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    4. ShareMe, previously Mi Drop, is an ad-free P2P file transfer tool that works without connecting to the internet Features: • Transfer & share all kinds of files Quickly share images, videos, music, apps, and files between mobile devices anytime
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    5. 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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
      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.

      Discontinued

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

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    6. 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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