As we know that AirDrop is versitile ad-hoc service file transfer system which is limited to OS X and iOS devices and doesn’t support Android or Windows platforms. AirDrop allow you to transfer photos, videos or any file to a nearby iOS device or PC or Mac systems. Although the AirDrop is an easy and quick solution but sometimes it hangs up while transferring or receiving a file. So we come across Snapdrop a web-based alternate solution for cross-platform file transfer. Check out more details here.
There are number of AirDrop alternatives in the market but they are varying in ease of use and speed. But the Snapdrop is the easiest one of all these to send/receive files across different devices. Snapdrop is accessible through url: snapdrop.net.
How To Use Snapdrop For Cross-Platform File Transfer
Snapdrop an exciting HTML5 web-based alternative of AirDrop by Robin Linus a German developer. Basically the Snapdrop runs inside a browser and not require any installation. You need to open a web browser and enter the Snapdrop.net url to use the tool. The user interface is much like AirDrop.
It not only works on iPhone running Safari or Windows running Chrome but also effective on Android platform. The solution can be launched on any web browsers. There is no file size limitation to transfer. Snapdrop will automatically show all the nearby devices while transferring or receiving a file. The only matter is that the recipient device need to accept to download the transferred file.
The sender and receiver are connected over peer-to-peer protocols. Another thing is that being a open source project it has no access to transmitted files which is plus point on security measures.