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NitroShare, a cross-platform network file transfer application, has reached the 0.3 release. Official PPA adds support for Ubuntu 14.04, Ubuntu 14.10, Ubuntu 15.04, Linux Mint 17.

Nitroshare is an old project started in 2012. The development goes live 2 months ago and the Nitroshare 0.3 is the first stable release that works on Linux, Windows, and Mac OS X.


  • new icon
  • written in C++ using Qt5.
  • remove file size limitations
  • see announcements for more.

Install NitroShare 0.3 in Ubuntu:

For Ubuntu and Linux Mint users, you can install the app either from PPA or via .deb installer.

To install NitroShare from PPA, open terminal and run below commands one by one:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:george-edison55/nitroshare

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install nitroshare

You can also download .deb binary (as well as Windows exe, OSX dmg) from and install it via Software Center.

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.