I have ubuntu installed in my laptop and an android phone...is there any app like ShareIt , Superbeam , Xender (These softwares are used to transfer files via wifi between windows pc and android) available to use Ubuntu..So that we can transfer data between devices wirelessly
Xender can be used to transfer files between devices easily.
Use the "Connect to PC option." Then visit http://web.xender.com/ and scan the QR code.
In case your phone or the PC does not have internet access, you can manually connect by using your browser by visiting the IP address mentioned in the App.
Depends on how much you want to transfer. I use Dropbox on Ubuntu, and Dropbox with DropSync on Android. I tired Kdeconnect, and it was not plug and play. I would have had to mess with ports, firewalls, etc. I CAN do that, but I prefer NOT to do that. I just set up a non public directory in either Ubuntu or Android and it gets reflected on both devices. I then push on the circling arrow emblem (push a poll request) using dropsync and it bypasses the sync cycle timer and causes instant sync. Drag and drop on ubuntu, and use a filemanager on Android to write them between source/destination directory on Android and the transfer directory in the Dropbox application. (Ubuntu has foreced all access to go through an abstraction that requires apps to create 'connectors', vs straight filesystem access. Basically, they are trying to force you to use Google products for cloud storage.
Just install Dukto. It's a good alternative to SHAREit. You need to install this tool on both devices Ubuntu and Android. Once installed, you can use the easily. Dukto makes it easy to transfer a large file in just minutes http://www.bettertechtips.com/ubuntu/transfer-files-ubuntu-android-wifi/
You can achieve a file transfer from your PC/Laptop(with a Linux distro) to Phone using following command:
In terminal go to the specific folder which contains the file to be sent to your phone.
python3 -m http.server
this will create a server with port 8000(Default port). If you want to use a different port issue the command:
python3 -m http.server 9999
this will create a server with port no 9999
If you have python 2 then use:
python -m SimpleHTTPServer
python -m SimpleHTTPServer 9999
In another terminal find your ip using the command
In your phone go to url.
you can find all your file listed there.
Note, for this to work:
- Both the phone and your system must be connected to same wifi access point or must be in same network.
- Python 2.x or 3.x should be installed in your system. Python is there in most of the Linux distros by default.