When it was launched SHAREit opened up new avenues for users to share large and small files from one device to another. These were the days when Bluetooth was still being used as a primary medium to share files wirelessly and we all know the downsides of using Bluetooth for the same. Despite being a game changer, SHAREit has its fair “share” of problems (pun intended!). So, in this segment let us focus on SHAREit alternatives for Android, Windows, MacOS, and iOS.
What are we looking for?
Although SHAREit has become bloated with ads, we admire two features of SHAREit – sending files through temporary Wi-Fi hotspot even without an internet connection and can be used with PC and Mac as well.
So, to find the best SHAREit alternative, we only included the app no only let you transfer larger files wirelessly but are also platform agnostic in nature. There are many apps other than SHAREit with which you will be able to transfer files anywhere and anytime without actually having to pay for it. Let’s go through few SHAREit alternatives. Shall we?
Best SHAREit Alternatives
1. Zapya File transfer tool
Zapya, one of the famous file transfer tools allows you to transfer files from just about any Smartphone and personal computer platforms in the fraction of seconds. The app is very easy to use and supports multiple languages. It can easily transfer massive files between the devices with up to 10 MB per second without using your data. After having used Zapya a couple of times, I do find it a compelling SHAREit alternative. The ease of use coupled with the fast speed help Zapya gain some brownie points
However, much like SHAREit, it’s not privacy-friendly. However, if privacy is not the issue, then Zapya should get the job done.
Pros: Ability to create a group and transfer files in a single go
Cons: Much like SHAREit the display ads are intrusive in nature
Price: The Zapya app lets you transfer files of any format and size for free across multiple platforms.
If you are searching for a share it alternative to transfer files between to devices, look no further than TeamViewer app. With highly developed features and friendly user interface for all operating systems, you can be sure of excellent performance in a variety of situations to receive or send documents while you work from home or want to pick up files from the employee in the other row. Meanwhile, check out our article on how to remotely access files from anywhere by using Team Viewer.
Availability: Android, MacOS, iOS, and Windows
Pros: Multifaceted app, apart from file transfer one can also share the screen and collaborate
Cons: The premium version is on the expensive side. While TeamViewer lets you share files, it’s not the primary functions, which is why the app requires higher bandwidth to run, as lower bandwidth causes frequent disconnections
Price: Trial version is available for free of cost. For business purpose app you have to pay $338.
3. Xender app
One more pretty popular file sharing app Xender is available for multiple mobile platforms for free, but one disadvantage is it shows ads. What makes it a great alternative to SHAREit is the fact that it has a pretty cool web app. Xender helps to download files from your phone or transfer files from your PC to phone instantly. That being said Xender is quite similar to the previous 2 apps i.e. SHAREit and Zapya. Meaning, it’s not privacy-friendly. But if you only want to use it once, then Xender should get the job done.
Pros: Fast file transfer speed
Group transfer feature
Cons: Pairing process is not seamless
Price: Xender is available for free of cost/ad-supported
Availability: Xender can be used on Android, Windows, and iOS devices.
4. WinZip ZipSend
We have all heard about WinZip, but did you know that they also offer a file transfer tool called ZipSend. Yes, even I was oblivious to the fact until now. The ZipSend is more of an online file transfer tool and doesn’t exactly fall in the likes of SHAREit. Nevertheless, the ZipSend is super useful if you want to send a large file on the internet and get rid of that file size limit. The program automatically connects to your email, zips the large file and then inserts a link to the files at the top of the message. It offers a 2GB limit and seamlessly integrates with email clients like Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo, and Hotmail.
Pros: Deep integration with Outlook and other email clients.
Cons: Free account gives only up to 50MB limit per email. Not available on Android and iOS.
Price: Free with limit/Pro costs $9.99/month
5. PushBullet Application
Pushbullet will be very useful if frequently share images and notes between your computer and mobile. This application is especially for people who are interested in using files sharing apps with a chat-like interface. Push bullet offers a browser extension that lets your files and text to multiple devices at with a single click. When you are not in front of your pc, push bullet app lets you quickly share messages and files with friends who are using the service.
Pros: A Well-designed browser extension
Share files online
Personally like the P2P chat interface
Cons: Requires internet
Notifications can end up being annoying
Price: Free Version/Paid Pro
Don’t have a good internet connection? Superbeam app allows you to transfers across Android products. Much like SHAREit, it uses Wi-Fi direct technology to transmit your data at high speeds from one device to another. Furthermore, it also supports file sharing via QR Code, NFC or even by using the web browser. File transfer is a breeze at speeds of up to 75/Mbps. Superbeam will also take care of duplicate files by adding a unique number to duplicate file names.
Pros: Excellent transfer speeds
Supports sharing via multiple channels
Cons: The interface is convoluted and not easy to use
Most of the features are reserved for the Pro version
Availability: Super beam is available for Android, Windows, Linux, and MacOS
Price: Limited Free version/Paid version costs $1.99
7. Send Anywhere – (Best SHAREit Alternative)
Send Anywhere begs to differ from the other file-sharing services in this list. Send Anywhere is a platform-agnostic file sharing service that makes use of peer to peer connection (like Torrents) instead of using cloud storage. What this means is that there is no middleman when it comes to your file transfers. Thanks to the bypass cloud storage the file transfer process is secure and fast as well. That apart the Send Anywhere doesn’t come with any limits, you can send as many files as you like. Syncing is also pretty straightforward with the six digit code. This also means that you can say goodbye to the tedious login and pairing process.
Pros– Secure and Faster file transfer rates
No file limits
Cons– The biggest downside is that Send Anywhere requires the internet connection
Wrapping Up: Best SHAREit Alternatives
As always we advise the users to try all the file sharing apps before settling with one. However, keep in mind whilst selecting a file sharing alternative to make sure that it is speeds, secure, and easy to connect. In case you want to send large files online then the above mentioned WinZip ZipSend is a compelling option. Overall, we would recommend Send Anywhere as a best ShHAREit alternative. It’s available on all platforms but is not as bloated with ads like SHAREit, Xender, and Zapya etc.