HFS (HTTP File Server) Alternatives for Mac

    HFS (HTTP File Server) is not available for Mac but there are plenty of alternatives that runs on macOS with similar functionality. The best Mac alternative is LanXchange, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 25 alternatives to HFS (HTTP File Server) and 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to HFS (HTTP File Server) are Droopy (Free, Open Source), Terashare (Free), Feem (Freemium) and TransferBigFiles.com (Freemium).

    This page was last updated Jul 3, 2021

    1. 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
      • Windows
      • Linux
      Say you’re chatting with a friend on MSN Messenger (perhaps with the excellent pidgin ?). She wants to send you amazing photos she took last week-end, so she uses Messenger file transfer. Unfortunately, the zip file is over 50 MB and it’s painfully slow.
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    2. Sending files of unlimited size from A to B to C. Easy install, no signup.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • Windows Phone
      • iPad
      "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. TransferBigFiles.com allows computer users to send large files to anyone. Videos, pictures, documents or any other file that is too large to send as an email attachment can be sent through TransferBigFiles.com
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    4. [NOTE: new Mac version and Windows beta version 3.5 were released in December 2019] Gigatribe is a p2p software with more than 1 Million users. Its an easy way to share and transfer files between friends or colleagues.
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      • Free PersonalProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      • Raspberry Pi
      FuguHub lets you set up and operate your own secure file-sharing site, even if you're not a techie. FuguHub is an easy-to-use server that runs either on your own computer/device or on your own private online cloud/VPS server.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      Weborf is a lightweight webserver designed to rapidly share directories. Runs on POSIX systems.
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    5. Share your digital media with clients quickly, reliably and beautifully. Digital Pigeon is a large file delivery service for digital media producers, creative studios and advertising & marketing agencies.
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      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Android
      • Android Tablet
      SuperBeam is the easiest and fastest way to share large files between Android devices using WiFi direct. Devices can be paired using QR codes (with the included QR code scanner) , NFC or manual sharing key (PRO).
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