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Linux Mint’s ‘Warpinator’ file transfer app arrives on Android

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The process of copying files from one computer to another can be surprisingly difficult, especially without using flash drives or other external storage. That’s why the developers behind the Linux Mint desktop operating system developed Warpinator, an application for copying files over a local network. However, the tool only worked on Linux-based systems, until now.

Warpinator was released by the Linux Mint project in September of last year, and it can be installed on many other Linux distributions (including the Linux container on Chrome OS) through the Flatpak version. Czechia-based developer Slowscript has now created an Android application using the same protocol (via OMG Ubuntu). The app can be used for copying files to/from a Linux PC with the original Warpinator app, or copying data from other Android devices. In the latter case, it’s an alternative to Google’s own Nearby Share, which only works on devices with Google Mobile Services.

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Linux Mint’s Warpinator app ported to Android (transfer files...

  • Linux Mint’s Warpinator app ported to Android (transfer files on a local network)

    Warpinator is a free and open source application designed to make it easy to transfer files between devices connected to the same network. Developed by the Linux Mint team and initially released as part of Linux Mint 20 last year, the application has since been made available as a FlatHub app for other Linux distributions.

    Now a third-party developer has created an unofficial Warpinator app for Android, allowing you to quickly and easily transfer files between Android and Linux phones, tablets, PCs, and other devices.

Warpinator: Transfer Files Between Your Linux PCs And Android...

  • Warpinator: Transfer Files Between Your Linux PCs 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.

You Can Now Share Files Between Android and Linux With...

  • You Can Now Share Files Between Android and Linux With Warpinator

    You can now get the Android version of Warpinator, an app originally developed by the Linux Mint team for easy file sharing between Linux machines over a local network. With the Warpinator app on the Google Play Store, you can now seamlessly move files between your Linux and Android devices.

    [...]

    Once Warpinator identifies a device on the network, sharing is as simple as dragging and dropping a file into Warpinator's interface. By default, the app will ask you to approve any requests to transfer files before they happen. If you feel safe and don't want to approve every transfer, you can switch this feature off in the settings as well.

    If you don't trust everyone on your network, you can also set a unique group code on your devices in Warpinator's settings. The default group code is simply Warpinator. Devices without matching group codes cannot connect to each other.

    Are you already using KDE Connect to share files between Android and Linux? One thing Warpinator offers that KDE Connect doesn't is the ability to transfer entire directories. Ready to hit maximum warp?

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