file sharing

ShareDrop Shares Files Between Devices From Your Browser

Sharing files across devices — even when you’re on the same network — is often a pain. Apple has a decent solution with AirDrop, but that’s not helpful if you’re swapping files between Windows and Mac. ShareDrop is a web-based solution that works across platforms.


Torpedo Shares Self-Destructing Files For Short Periods Of Time

Mac/web: Dropbox, OneDrive and email are great when you want to share files quickly. But sometimes you want to share a file once and destroy it afterwards. That’s exactly what Torpedo does.


Jumpshare Makes File Sharing As Easy As Dragging And Dropping

Windows/Mac: Jumpshare, the previously mentioned web app for hassle-free file sharing, now has a desktop utility that makes sending documents, images, folders or other files to someone as easy as dragging and dropping. Best of all, it’s free.


Seven Downloads And Extensions To Make Dropbox Even More Awesome

Dropbox is easily the internet’s favourite cloud storage provider. There are plenty of clever things you can do with it right out of the box. However, there’s also no shortage of apps and extensions you can get to make using Dropbox itself even easier.


Ask LH: Should I Use BitTorrent Sync Instead Of Dropbox?

Dear Lifehacker, I keep hearing people talk about BitTorrent Sync, but I’m not sure why I should care about it. Isn’t it just another file-syncing service? Why would I use it instead of something like Dropbox?


Superbeam Shares Files Between Android Devices Without Wi-Fi

Android: There are a lot of file-sharing apps to choose from in the Google Play store. But this is the first we’ve seen that can create an ad-hoc network for sharing files between devices if no Wi-Fi network is present.


Turn An Old PC Into A NAS, VPN Or Media Streamer With Amahi

If you have an old computer with some life left in it, or you’re building a do-it-all home server, Amahi is the perfect utility for the job. Amahi can turn any PC into an at-home VPN and a NAS for all of your files. Here’s how.


Younity Accesses Files On Your PC Or Mac From Your iPhone

iOS/Windows/Mac: When you need to access a file that’s on your PC’s hard drive without being anywhere near it, you better hope you have Younity installed on it and on your iPhone. This nifty app scans folders on your computer and lets you access them on your iPhone, without needing cloud storage space.


Securesha.re Sends Encrypted Files With Just A Browser

If you need to share encrypted files regularly, we’ve shown you some of the best tools for the job before. However, if it’s a one-off instance, Securesha.re can make encrypted file transfer dead simple.


Dropbox For Business Can Now Run Alongside Personal Dropbox Accounts

Many of us use our own personal Dropbox accounts for work purposes, which can become fiddly if your workplace implements the corporate Dropbox for Business solution. A handy new upgrade now means you can have both running on the same device.