Network File Transfer Software ‘NitroShare’ Is Alive

Last updated: March 11, 2015

Nitroshare file transfer app

NitroShare, a cross-platform network file transfer app, now is under active development since the previous 0.2 release was announced 2 years and a half ago.

Nitroshare is a cross-platform network file transfer application designed to make transferring any file to any device as painless as possible. It features:

  • Runs on Windows / Mac OS X / Linux
  • Automatic discovery of devices on the local network
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Transfer entire directories
  • Completely free and open-source

NitroShare 0.2 in Ubuntu 14.04

Nitroshare project has been moved to The developers are now working on the 0.3 release which features:

  • updating to Qt 5 from Qt 4
  • simplification of discovery
  • removal of limitation on file size during transfers

Install NitroShare:

The 0.3 release is still under development, it may contain bugs and uncompleted features. Besides building from the source via the description in project page, Ubuntu users can get it from the daily build PPA.

To install NitroShare 0.2 (stable release), download and install the binaries for Windows, Mac OS, Ubuntu, and/or OpenSUSE/Fedora from the left pane in the link below:

For Ubuntu:

1. you may first checkout the OS type, 32-bit (i386) or 64-bit (amd64), by going to top-right corner shutdown menu and clicking “About This Computer” option.

2. Then grab the “nitroshare_0.2_amd64.deb” or “nitroshare_0.2_i386.deb” depends on your OS type.

3. Finally click open the package with Ubuntu Software Center and install it.


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2 responses to Network File Transfer Software ‘NitroShare’ Is Alive

  1. Just a quick note: the daily build PPA is extremely unstable and not recommended for general use. Instead, you can grab the latest beta release from the project website here:

  2. Private file sharing with torrent tools is quite cumbersome. In my case, I use a file transfer software called Binfer all the time. Check it out: