I have share-it software in windows O/S and android phone both. Using this software I can easily transfer my file over Wi-Fi. Is there any software like share-it in Ubuntu 14.04, where I can transfer my file at android phone using wifi.

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Using FTP

Here is another way to easily transfer files between your laptop and Android phone.



  1. If both your Android and Ubuntu are connected to the same WiFi (same LAN), skip to step 3. Otherwise, create a WiFi hotspot on your Android:

    settings -> "wireless & networks" -> more

    enable hotspot

  2. Connect your laptop to this WiFi network.

    connect to hotspot

  3. Open ES File Explorer and open left-side menu.

    open menu

  4. Go to Network -> Remote Manager

    network -> remote manager

  5. Turn on the FTP Server and note down the IP:port address

    turn on FTP

    get IP address and port

  6. Open Nautilus file explorer on Ubuntu. In connect to URL, type your phone's FTP server URL (from the previous step) and click on Connect

    connect to FTP server in Nautilus

  7. If you need, You can set user name and password in ES File Explorer. By default, It will be public (anonymous).

    access settings in ES

  8. In your PC, click on Connect. You can use the username and password that you set in ES File Explorer and connect as registered user.

    log in to FTP server

  9. Now the internal memory of your phone is mounted. You can copy new files, remove files, do anything.

    Phone storage mounted in Nautilus

    If you wish to mount your SD card, you can set that in ES File Explorer settings.

  • 1
    You don't even need EsFile explorer. A much smaller and lighter tool EasyFTP can do that job
    – Anwar
    Apr 6, 2017 at 18:13
  • 3
    As of version 4, ES File Explorer is not worth installing. It's bloated and filled with ads.
    – wjandrea
    Apr 6, 2017 at 23:18
  • Recently, Google Play Protect blocks installing ES Explorer due to collecting data to track you. Dec 26, 2019 at 10:29


Install the Android app, then to transfer files using wifi, you can use web.airdroid.com, or the local address (in my case, It doesn't need an active internet connection.

  • 2
    Airdroid needs your Wi-Fi and won't need an internet active connection. Nov 3, 2015 at 4:42
  • Airdroid seems to have security issues. Apr 28, 2017 at 22:01

I've been looking for a solution to run SHAREit on Ubuntu without success, here's what I figured what is the most hassle-free approach, though it requires a Windows License of some sort:

  1. Install Virtualbox on your Ubuntu box if you haven't already
  2. Install a Windows from XP and up
  3. Install SHAREit on Windows
  4. Configure your local SHAREit folder on the Windows guest as a shared one with the host, if you need to access the files on your Ubuntu-box

Hope it helps!

  • 6
    Too many hassle this way imo.
    – Anwar
    Apr 6, 2017 at 18:09

You can now send any files from your phone with ShareIt app to linux without any setup. ShareIt has got a feature "New Way of Connect to PC" which directly uses hotspot of the mobile to send file to PC. To use it: Open ShareIt app -> Scroll Down to above option and follow the instructions.

Basically, at the receiving end, you need to connect to the host WiFi hotspot and navigate to a URL using a simple browser to download things. The ShareIt app serves the shared files at a local URL over it's network which can be downloaded via browser after connecting to hotspot.

Edit: This is not related to ShareIt but I find Xender app much more easy and fast to connect to PC and transfer files. Just navigate to web.xender.com scan QR code from its app and there! you are good to go!!


If you don't need internet then use super beam pro for computer to phone transfer.


  • Android devices must have PRO version of SuperBeam installed in order to work with PC app.

  • Java 6 or later

  • This is not true. Airdroid doesn't need an active internet connection to share files. -1 for wrong information
    – Anwar
    Apr 6, 2017 at 18:07
  • @Anwar I removed it since it was irrelevant to this answer. I'll add more info to rainu's answer
    – wjandrea
    Apr 6, 2017 at 23:40

I know you asked about shareit. But try KDEconnect, https://kdeconnect.kde.org/

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