What can I use instead of SHAREit? Here is the List of Best SHAREit Alternative Apps For File Sharing And Transfer On Phones and PCs. File transfers are some of the important features that a phone must-have. When it comes to iPhone, Mac, or iPad users they have the feature of “AirDrop” that makes it easier to transfer files across the Apple Ecosystem. But when we talk about transferring a file from an Apple device to an Android one it may cause some unnecessary delays which can often be solved by using an app (connected over Wi-Fi)
In this post, we are going to discuss some apps along the above-mentioned lines. Android to Android or Android to iOS transfers become quite easy.
One of the most popular files transferring app was ShareIt. But, it got banned last year in June by the Indian Government. Well, this was somewhat an issue for those who were well used to this particular app. Here’s a list of Best SHAREit Alternative Apps that you can use.
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Best SHAREit Alternative Apps
1.Files by Google
This is a file management app by Google which takes minimal space on your device and allows you to efficiently transfer data from one phone to other in case you are offline. It provides you with safe transfer with WPA2 encryption and has sped up to 480 Mbps. It uses a combination of Bluetooth and a direct fast wifi connection to make sure the transfer is quick and secure. Its use is not just limited to file transfers but it allows you to backup your data on the cloud or clean up any old or unnecessary photos, videos, or duplicate files.
This app is still an early-access. You can either download this app on your smartphone or visit www.snapdrop.net. This will allow you to select a device and you can transfer your data as per your need. Yes, you will have to create a hotspot to ensure the transfer takes place between two devices. One issue that you may face is that if you have a VPN enabled it may not work. And sometimes you may experience that your file name has Snapdrop_ added to the start.
3.Elapp Nearby Sharing
If you want to transfer files from laptop to phone or phone to laptop, you can give Elapp a shot. It works the best when it’s connected to the same Wi-Fi. All you need to do is install these apps on the devices you need to transfer and you can get up to 100 Mbps of transfer speeds. You can even copy text from one device and paste it on another. (Ahem! Apple users don’t need to worry about this one)
Zapya uses the Wi-Fi hotspot concept for sharing files across different devices be it Windows, Android or iOS. The maximum speed for transfers is claimed to be 10 MB/s and it also provides a feature for phone replication. There’s no size limit to the file transfers and the file can be as big as needed. Although, the company says that if the file is significantly large the transfer speed may slow down. You can set this up within a couple of seconds and transfer your data to your friends or colleagues.
This is an open-source app that allows you to share files from one device to another without having the need for an internet connection. Its advanced features include network change handling, and the ability to choose a network after speed measurement. You can share to multiple devices at the same time and the bonus is that you get to use a light UI with minimal ads and bloatware. Large files can be shared just as efficiently and you can pause and resume your transfer if you felt something went wrong.
My Thoughts: Best SHAREit Alternative
I hope this list of Best SHAREit Alternative Apps helps you out in case you are looking for an app that allows you to transfer files from one device to another. My top 2 picks out of this list would be the Files by Google and TrebleShot. They provide you with a variety of features and provides a decent experience without hassles.