Warpinator: Transfer Files Between Your Linux PCs And Android Devices

Warpinator: Transfer Files Between Your Linux PC And Android Devices

Warpinator allow you quickly and easily to transfer files between Linux PCs, Android phones, tablets, and other devices.

Warpinator is a local network file transfer application developed by Linux Mint. It is written with Python 3 and was released by the Linux Mint project in September of last year. Warpinator also can be installed on many other Linux distributions.

Server configuration (FTP, NFS, Samba) is overkill for casual file transfers between two computers, and it’s a real pity to use external media (Internet services, USB sticks, external HDDs) just to share files when there’s a local network which could do just that.

Warpinator’s simple, straight-forward interface guides users through the steps needed to transfer files wirelessly from PC to PC, or from/to Android device and PC without any third-party cloud intermediaries, obscure copy/paste codes, or other hurdles. It is designed to make device-to-device transfers simple when two devices are connected to the same network.

The app can automatically discover compatible services on a local network. It works over both WiFi and hotspot. You can transfer basically any file type over this app, and also transfer entire directories.

Warpinator Desktop App

This days the app has arrived to Android. Do note that this is an unofficial port, though. Still, the app works great, and if you’re in need of something like that, you should try it.

Warpinator Android App

Of course there is a reason why the app stands at a 4.7-star rating. Its design is extremely simple, and it does one thing it’s meant to do really well. The app completely focuses on transferring files, and won’t bother you with a bloated UI, or features you’ll never use.

Warpinator is available on Android thanks to Slowscript, a Czech-based developer, and it’s available for download from the Google Play Store.

Installing Warpinator on Linux

Yo can install Warpinator via Flatpak from the Flathub app store. The reason? There’s no need to compile any source code or anything like that.

Install

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub https://flathub.org/repo/flathub.flatpakrepo 
flatpak install flathub org.x.Warpinator

Run

flatpak run org.x.Warpinator

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