NitroShare is very handy application to send files from remote computer to any connected computer in the same network. Most of the time no necessary configuration required to send/receive files between computers using NitroShare. It is cross-platform available for Linux, Windows and Mac, which mean you can easily transfer files between two machines doesn't matter they're Windows/Mac or Windows/Linux or Linux/Mac. All network computers can immediately find each other and allows sharing.
NitroShare introduced the "share boxes", which are small widgets that stay on the desktop. Each share box represents different machine on the network, user can simply drag and drop file/folder on the widget to send it to the machine. It allows to create a share box that will ask which machine you want to send files.
The application integrates with the operating system, using application indicators on Ubuntu and the system tray on Windows. In Ubuntu, user can use its indicator to send file/folder to other machines.
Some other features:
- Dynamic file compress during transfer to decrease transfer time and bandwidth
- CRC checksum generation to ensure file integrity during transfer
- Full compatibility with clients running on other operating systems
- A helpful configuration wizard to guide you through setting up the application on your machines
- The application was developed using the Qt framework and therefore runs on any platform supported by Qt, including Windows, Mac, and Linux.
Setup between Linux and Windows
After installation, run NitroShare on both machines and select first option for easy configuration.
Type name for machines
Then NitroShare will automatically find machine on network
Successfully found other machines which are running NitroShare
Configure notifications as you like
and Finish Setup
A test: Windows machine is sending file to Linux machine
Send files to any machine using indicator, You can also drag drop file/folder to machine widget
Sending from Mac to Linux
Settings allows you to control security, start-up, ports, etc.
Download nitroshare client for other operating systems.
Available for Ubuntu 16.10/16.04 Xenial/15.10 Wily/14.04 Trusty/12.04 Precise/Linux Mint 18/17/13/other Ubuntu derivatives
To install NitroShare in Ubuntu/Linux Mint open Terminal (Press Ctrl+Alt+T) and copy the following commands in the Terminal:
Nitroshare Extensions for Nautilus and Nemo:
First add PPA then use following command to install the Nitroshare extension for Nautilus:
First add PPA then use following command to install the Nitroshare extension for Nemo: