Snapdrop provides a simple way to share files between devices on the same wifi network.Â Open a browser and visit snapdrop.net. Â Â There you’ll see icons for devices on your wifi network that also have the Snapdrop web page open.
Select the device and the file you want to send. A download option will popup on the other device. The owner of the other device can either download or reject.
Ideas: Quickly share files you forgot to distribute before a meeting. Students working in small groups can share photos, notes, sketches, etc. Take notes at a conference and share with a colleague immediately. Share photos during a family gathering.
One challenge, it’s difficult to identify devices. I tested this with multiple iPads and couldn’t tell which one was which. Also, if you want to share a file with many devices, you have to share to each one individually. Given that, if you need to share files with a large group, it would be simpler to upload to Dropbox, Google Drive or some other cloud tool and share the URL.
A very handy tool!