Airdrop any file between Android and iOS devices with Snapdrop

Airdrop is a very useful way to share files between iOS Apple devices. You can easily share files wirelessly between your iPhone and iPad or Macbook even without internet as long as the devices are in the same area. Android recently got a similar feature Near, but only works for Android smartphones and tablets. For example, sharing files between your Android phone and Windows PC or iPhone was not very easy.

Snapdrop is a web-based local file sharing service that could fix this. It works through your browser, which means it can work with any platform that supports the most popular web browsers. It is built using web technologies and specifically uses WebRTC for communication and file sharing. The developers of this web-based app says it’s inspired by Apple’s Airdrop service and works the same way. The best part is that you don’t need to install anything on either device.

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To share files between two devices, make sure they are on the same network. Open on both devices. The app will randomly name each device. Tap the device icon. A file selection will appear asking you to choose the file you want to share. You should see a download dialog on the receiving device, tap Save and the file will be downloaded to your device automatically. That is it.

Since Apple’s Aidrop and Android’s Near are not compatible, Snapdrop is a happy middle ground for both platforms, allowing you to share files between devices regardless of their platform. Alternatively, you can use cloud storage apps, NAS storage, Xender or Telegram to share files between your devices.

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