NitroShare: cross OS LAN file sharing

nitroshare_compUploading huge files to share them with others is a pain. You can share a directory but how long do you need to keep the share alive? Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you could share files seamlessly between computers running different operating systems in a LAN using a single client? NitroShare makes it possible.


  • Automatic discovery of devices on the local network
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Drag and drop to transfer files
  • Transfer entire directories
  • Completely free and open-source
  • Application indicator in the system tray
  • Runs on Linux / Windows / Mac OS X (written in Qt)


Get the installer for your operating system and architecture from the project page (linked below).

Ubuntu has a dependency which should be installed using:

$ sudo apt-get install libqxmlrpc1

Webpage: NitroShare

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