File Sharing ServicesUse Case
AirdropFile sharing in LAN among Apple devices only.
LocalSendFile sharing in LAN among different devices like from Android to iPhone.
SFTPFile sharing with Server, since SFTP is pre-installed in all modern machines.
FilebrowserFile sharing with a nice web UI.


  • Apple’s proprietary file-sharing feature for Apple devices
  • Bluetooth: AirDrop initially uses Bluetooth to discover nearby compatible devices
  • Peer-to-Peer Wi-Fi: Once devices are discovered, AirDrop creates a peer-to-peer Wi-Fi connection between them, even without an internet connection, thanks to Zero-configuration networking - Wikipedia. The data is transferred over the awdl0 Network Interface

Extremely Fast

It is the fastest wireless local file sharing tool I have tried so far!


  • Open-source application that lets you easily and securely share files and text between devices on your local network
  • Download LocalSend Client, it basically includes a web server that is able to send and receive files over the Computer Network. So no 3rd-party Server is needed


Supports Windows, macOS, Linux, Android & iOS.


The Host need to be connected to the same Computer Network!

Slower than Airdrop.

Unable to detect another host

Restart the LocalSend client on another host.


  • Stands for SSH File Transfer Protocol
  • Basically SSH with File Sharing capabilities, uses the same port 22
  • Refer to this guide to use sftp cli command