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Samba Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Samba 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 10 alternatives to Samba and ten of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Samba are OnionShare, NitroShare, Croc and Magic Wormhole.

Samba alternatives are mainly Linux Distros but may also be Operating Systems or File Sync Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Samba.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Linux
  • BSD

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  1. Syncthing icon

    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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    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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  3. NitroShare icon

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

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    Magic Wormhole

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Python

    This package provides a library and a command-line tool named wormhole, which makes it possible to get arbitrary-sized files and directories (or short pieces of text) from one computer to another.

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  6. Univention Corporate Server is a pre-configured platform to operate and manage server applications and complete IT infrastructures free of charge.

    Online portal of UCS for all users and administrators
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    elapp

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Elapp let's you send files to mobile and desktop devices near you. Send photos and videos to friends nearby super fast without losing quality.

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    NQE

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    NQE is developed by Visuality Systmes and considered as the world's leading commercial SMB solution. NQE is portable to any operating systems in the market.

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    PowerBroker Identity Services

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Linux

    Application that joins Linux, Unix, and Mac machines to Microsoft Active Directory and securely authenticates users with their domain credentials.

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  10. Sharity icon

    Sharity

    • Mac
    • Linux

    Connect your Unix computer to Windows, Samba or any other SMB/CIFS Server. Sharity is a cross platform network file system, mounting Windows shares transparently - just as if they were part of your local hard disk.

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