Snapdrop for Android
Transfer files seamlessly between all your devices – Snapdrop
Snapdrop for Android is an Android™ client for the free and open source local file sharing solution https://snapdrop.net/.
Do you also sometimes have the problem that you just need to quickly transfer a file from your phone to the PC?
USB? – Old fashioned!
Bluetooth? – Much too cumbersome and slow!
E-mail? – Please not another email I write to myself!
Snapdrop is a local file sharing solution which completely works in your browser. A bit like Apple’s Airdrop, but not only for Apple devices. Windows, Linux, Android, IPhone, Mac – no problem at all!
However, even if it theoretically would fully work in your browser, you will love this app if you want to use Snapdrop more often in your daily life. Thanks to perfect integration into the Android operating system, files are sent even faster. Directly from within other apps you can select Snapdrop to share with.
Thanks to its radical simplicity, “Snapdrop for Android” makes the everyday life of thousands of users easier. As an open source project we don’t have any commercial interests but want to make the world a little bit better. Join and convince yourself!
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SnapDrop’s Compatibility With Other Devices
Unlike Apple’s AirDrop, SnapDrop is compatible with pretty much all the operating systems out there. This means that you can transfer files from Windows pc, Linux, and macOS to any Android, Windows, or iOS phone, which is pretty cool.
Until recently, files sharing from an Android phone to a macOS computer, or iphone to Windows was incredibly hard and time-consuming. Happily, SnapDrop comes to fix that issue.
How Does SnapDrop Work?
Everything is pretty straightforward. As long as you have both devices connected to the same Wi-Fi network, you can access SnapDrop and send your files. When you open the website, you’ll be assigned a device name, so you know who you’re sending your stuff to.
You can also install a small version of the program on a desktop computer. This saves having to use the browser every time to access it.
Is SnapDrop Safe?
Yes, it is. The whole concept is very simple. SnapDrop opens a connection on your local network, which can be discovered by any other devices using that network. Assuming that the Wi-Fi you connected to is secured with a password, your transfer will be safe. SnapDrop doesn’t keep any kind of information, data or metadata about your transfers, and as soon as the tab is closed, the connection closes too.
How To Use SnapDrop?
1. Open the SnapDrop website
Simply go to SnapDrop.net, and you’ll be prompted with the transfer screen. You can see your nickname at the bottom of the screen.
2. Connect your second device
In order to transfer files between the devices, you need to access SnapDrop from the other phone or computer.
3. Send your files and messages
To send files, click on your device – you need to tap on phones. If you only want to send a message, then right-click on the icon – or long tap on phones.
And that’s about it. You can easily use AirDrop for Windows, Linux, or Android, and your files will get there in a matter of seconds!