Transfer on LAN Alternatives

    Transfer on LAN is described as 'software that allows multiple users to transfer files (or folders) on a local network. It is cross-platform and requires no configuration'. There are more than 10 alternatives to Transfer on LAN 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 Transfer on LAN are Dukto R6 (Free, Open Source), NitroShare (Free, Open Source), OpenDrop (Free, Open Source) and AirDrop (Free).

    This page was last updated Aug 2, 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      The project is no longer maintained.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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    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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      • 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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      • 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. 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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    4. WiFi File Explorer allows you to browse, download and stream files that are on your phone, using a web browser via a WiFi connection.
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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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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Linux
      • openSUSE
      • Fedora
      • Ubuntu
      • Debian
      An user-friendly file sharing tools. Send large files to your friends quickly. Features: 1.It works over the Internet and LAN 2.upnp support, so you can “jump” your firewall in the router 3.very easy to use 4.qt and gtk, no problem!
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