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OpenDrop Alternatives

OpenDrop is described as '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' and is an app in the file sharing category. There are more than 50 alternatives to OpenDrop for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and Android Tablet. The best alternative is Syncthing, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like OpenDrop are ShareDrop, Send Anywhere, Wormhole and NitroShare.

OpenDrop alternatives are mainly Large File Transfer Services but may also be File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of OpenDrop.
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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...

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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.

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedSyncthing is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionSyncthing has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ LightweightSyncthing consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeSyncthing supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceSyncthing either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    ShareDrop

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • WebRTC

    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.

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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.

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

    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted

    Simple, private file sharing

    Wormhole lets you share files up to 10GB with end-to-end encryption and a link that automatically expires. So you can keep what you share private and make sure your stuff doesn't stay online forever.

    ⚫︎ End-to-End EncryptionWormhole has E2E Encryption, for entire or parts of the app.
    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedWormhole is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Wormhole without registration.
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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.

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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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    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.

    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in Dukto R6 without registration.
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    Discontinued

    The project is no longer maintained. Last version, released in 2013 can be still downloaded on the official website

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  7. SwissTransfer is a popular data transfer service that lets you send up to 50 GB. It’s free of charge, free of ads and it respects your privacy.

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    oshi.at

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Tor

    Anonymous file sharing / upload using a command-line or API client.

    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceoshi.at either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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  9. croc is a tool I built to easily and securely transfer stuff from one computer to another.

    ⚫︎ Privacy focusedCroc is considered a privacy friendly alternative.
    ⚫︎ Command line interfaceCroc either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
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    LanXchange

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    A simple tool for spontaneous, local network file transfers.

    ⚫︎ LightweightLanXchange consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    ⚫︎ No registration requiredYou can use most of the features in LanXchange without registration.
    ⚫︎ PortableLanXchange can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Windows
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