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Snapdrop: The Most Elegant Way To Transfer Files Between Different Platforms

Sometimes we have to transfer files between devices, from iPhone to PC, from PC to  iPad, from Android phone to iPhone, and so on. 

But there are competing componies behind all these products, they are not friends. Airdrop is brilliant for Apple series, it's fast and elegant but it's also closed, you can't use Airdrop in Android and Windows. You can use bluetooth to transfer files between Android and Windows, very slowly though, but completely no way to iOS. 

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Look, we have stepped into the information age. If you thought that all devices are connected with each other, you're wrong. Someone has built the wall to separate us.

Is there a way to break the wall? Of course. The hero is named Snapdrop

Snapdrop is a web service running on modern browsers. You can run it on Chrome, Edge, Firefox, Safari, which means you can use in on iOS, Android, Windows, MacOS and Linux desktop distributions. 

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When you want to transfer files, visit on both devices connecting to the same network. Then it will search other devices automatically, and show them on the page, like this:


Click on the icon to send files, right click on it to send messages. No more actions, no more functions, this is all Snapdrop can do. 

Snapdrop can be installed as a APP on Windows, and used without Internet. Your data only goes through the local network, so you don't need to worry about data security and privacy.

No APP and no complex network configuration needed, this is why Snapdrop the most elegant way to transfer files between different platforms.

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