If you’re looking for an easier way to share content between your Mac and iPhone, or any other non-iOS device, Snapdrop just might be the best web-based AirDrop replacement.
Snapdrop is very similar to AirDrop in both the interface and how they work. The only difference is that, unlike AirDrop, Snapdrop let’s you transfer content outside the Apple platform. Meaning if you want to send over a file from your iPhone to another non-iOS device, you can. For example, If you’re using Snapdrop on a Mac, just click the name in Safari, pick the files you want to send over and Snapdrop will do the rest. From the other device you’re sending the content to, you will be notified to confirm the download and open the file.
For those of you who aren’t too familiar with AirDrop, AirDrop is an iOS only tool that uses a secure, ad-hoc Wi-Fi to transfer photos, videos, locations, voice memos, notes, etc. among Mac computers and iOS devices. The only problem is that if you want to transfer content between an Apple device and any other platform devices you won’t be able to. With Snapdrop, you can send files over from Dropbox, Google Drive, Readdle and OneDrive and send them to another device.
Using Snapdrop is easy, first open the Snapdrop Webpage on both devices while on the same Wi-Fi network. Next, transfer the files between the two devices. Now you will be able to download the files, it’s that easy. It should be noted that you don’t have to use the same browser for each device, so you can use Chrome, Safari on OS X, or iOS and it’ll work perfectly fine.
Snapdrop doesn’t require for you to download or install any type of software, or have an account with them. If you want to test out Snapdrop for yourself, you can check out their official webpage.
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