SHAREit used to be to file transfer what WhatsApp is to instant messaging. However, with subsequent app updates and Google tightening security reigns with every new Android version, the experience isn’t anywhere as seamless as it used to be. The app now incessantly pushes ads, even the intrusive ones in the notification shade, that can be really annoying. And it’s also in the list of Chinese apps that have been banned in India.
If you are also one of those who are looking for clean Xender and SHAREit alternatives on Android. Here are a few options that you may consider.
Best SHAREit Alternatives & Top Xender Alternatives
1. Nearby Share
Google’s Nearby Share (earlier known as Fast Share) is a quick and reliable way of sharing files. The service is integrated within the Android framework and thus is available on all Android phones and users don’t have to download any sharing app for Nearby share to work.
Just go to Settings>>Google>> Device connections and turn on Nearby Share (on both phones). Once set, you will see the Nearby Share option in Android’s direct share menu anytime you press the share button.
If you don’t see the Nearby Share option, here is how you can activate it.
2. P2P Share Alliance
All major Chinese smartphone makers including Xiaomi, OPPO, OnePlus, Realme, Vivo, and more have joined hand to form a P2P Share alliance. All phones from these brands have a fast share option in the direct menu that works like Google’s Nearby Share and follow their jointly developed sharing protocol.
This option is highlighted in the direct share menu (which appears when you tap the share button) and thus can be used for sharing files, media, and images across different phones.
3. Files Go
Google’s own Files Go is a wonderful file manager that has been designed to remove clutter on your Android Phone. The app can automatically pickup hidden and discarded waste like unused APK files, duplicate files, Good morning messages, etc. and then allows you to delete all of them at once.
Files Go also has an Airdrop like File Transfer tool too. It’s the same drill. Both devices should have Files go installed. One will be the sender and other the receiver. After both devices have approved the connection, you can send/share apps, images, videos, and documents. The app is simple, secure, and clutter-free.
You can access the history of files received and sent and can tap and install APK files directly from the app.
4. Z Share – Desi File Sharing App
The Z Share App is made by Shravan Hegde, a 21-year old BCA student in support of #Bycottchina movement in India. The Desi SHAREit and Xender alternative app also allow users to share files on the go without any hiccups.
With Z Share app users will be able to share as audio files, videos, documents, apps by establishing a peer-to-peer connection using WLAN network. This sharing app is available on Playstore for free. It has an appealing Dark Mode and users claim it offers faster transfer speeds in comparison to SHAREit and Xender.
5. Send Anywhere
As the name suggests, you could send any file type anywhere. You just need a one-time 6-digit key for an easy file transfer. No need for Wifi or internet connection. You could also share files to multi-people at once via a link.
And fret not about the privacy of your data as they are protected by 256-bit file encryption protocol. The app contains ads and you could get rid of them by buying the Plus variant. The premium variant also increases the size, stability, and speed of file transfer.
Zapya is also a strong contender which checks all the boxes when it comes to being a SHAREit alternative. It features a universal search bar that will sweep all types of files such as apps, audio, video documents, etc. Moreover, it flaunts a cleaner user interface.
Rest else everything is similar to SHAREit in terms of features like dedicated trending video panel. If ads and permissions freak you out, you could try out other apps.
7. Easy Join
Easy Join is another cross-platform file transfer tool that works for Android, Windows, MacOS, Linux and with all popular web browsers (via plugins). You get the list of all apps on the same network using Easy Join and can share files with them. File transfers are end-to-end encrypted.
Apart from Shareit, this is the only file transfer app that can transfer folders as folders. You can also club the received data into convenient folders from within the app itself.
8. Treble Shot
Treble shot is an open source file transfer app that works only within the Android ecosystem. You can transfer data to other devices using Treble Shot on the same network or make a hot spot to receive files. You can also resume your downloads if any error occurs.
Treble Shot has been around for a while and has improved a great deal by now. The app has a simple interface that works and it’s ad-free.
9. MX Player
That’s right the Indian media playback app MX Player also lets you share videos with its built-in MX Share feature. Using this MX Share feature on MX Player, you can share your videos and movies with friends wirelessly.
The app uses a peer-to-peer file sharing feature by creating a virtual ad-hoc network. As you set it up it will request you to access your location, Bluetooth and hotspot.Mx Player’s sharing feature doesn’t require internet to share files from one smartphone to another smartphone.
JioSwitch is another alternative to SHAREit and has good reviews in the play store. The app has no ads. It supports file transfer between iOS and Android. There is no limit on file size and file types.
10 Best SHAREit Alternative Apps For File Sharing And Transfer On Phones and PCs
These are some of the best SHAREit alternatives you can try for sharing files from your Android. Of course, SHAREit is still the best at phone-to-phone transfers and one of the rare few options that can be used to transfer entire folders. It is also the app that you will find by default on most other phones, but if you often share files with friends, it would be useful if you can keep one or two other options on your phone as well.