Share Files to Nearby Devices with LocalSend

LocalSend is a free and open source file sharing application for Linux, Windows, Android, iOS and MacOS. You can send and receive files over the local LAN network without any internet and external server. It is written in Dart and released under MIT License. You can use is as a AirDrop alternative.


Download LocalSend [Linux,Windows,Android,iOS,MacOS]

Install LocalSend on Ubuntu Linux

LocalSend is available as a portable AppImage and flatpak package from flathub. Download the latest version of LocalSend in .AppImage file format from the above LocalSend Download link and save it on your Downloads folder. Now open the terminal software using ctrl+alt+t keys and run below commands one by one.

Note: Here the downloaded file name is “LocalSend-1.6.2.AppImage” and path “Downloads”. You can change below commands based on your file name and path.

cd Downloads
sudo chmod +x ~ LocalSend-1.6.2.AppImage

Install LocalSend via Flatpak:

First install flatpak and flathub on your system and restart your system after the installation.

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Now in the terminal command-line application run below LocalSend flatpak install command.

flatpak install flathub org.localsend.localsend_app

And open LocalSend using this command.

flatpak run org.localsend.localsend_app

And uninstall it using below command.

sudo flatpak uninstall org.localsend.localsend_app

That’s it.

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