Download File Sharing - Best Software & Apps

  • SHAREit

    4.7.18-ww

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone
    Mac

    Share Files, Apps, and More!

    8
    23743 votes
    • PROS: Supports any file size, Cross platform sharing, Faster file transfer, No file size limit
    • CONS: No instructions provided, Users have to reopen the app for every new file transfer, Connection sometimes got disrupted, Often requires update
  • uTorrent

    3.5.5.45146

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Compact BitTorrent free client with expansive capabilities

    7
    46772 votes
    • PROS: Simple, easy to use interface, Handy connection test for faster set-up, Extensive torrent download information, Small footprint on drive space and system resources, Free
    • CONS: No built-in player, Limited search options
  • BitTorrent

    7.10.5.44995

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    The official BitTorrent client

    7
    7982 votes
    • PROS: Takes up very little resources, RSS, apps, and remote control, Official client, Lots of customization options, Ability to rate individual torrents, Completely free
    • CONS: Nothing of note
  • Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing

    5.7.7-us

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Share files easily with Zapya

    9
    687 votes
    • PROS: Simple interface, QR Code connection, No need for cables or Wi-Fi, Phone replicate
    • CONS: Doesn’t detect connection sometimes, Crashes sometimes, Only five members per group
  • File Manager

    3.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows

    A free file manager for the modern world

    8
    64 votes
    • PROS: Familiar and easy to use, Works with cloud storage, Network sharing, Preview and stream remote files
    • CONS: Some bugs
  • Google Drive

    1.3.33.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Google Drive—A Convenient Storage for All Your Files

    7
    1017 votes
    • PROS: Backup and Sync Any Folder, Google Docs Integration, Collaboration Features, Clean Web Interface
    • CONS: Weak File-Sharing Security, No Private Encryption Option, Recent Versions for Your Files Only Lasted for 30 Days, Expensive Paid Storage
  • MegaDownloader

    1.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    MegaDownloader - A Free and fast Way to Download from Mega.co.nz

    7
    2033 votes
    • PROS: Free, Fast, Simple
    • CONS: Limited to one site, No preloaded extra languages
  • uTorrent Beta

    3.5.5.45033

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Free beta torrent software

    7
    788 votes
    • PROS: Free download, New features
    • CONS: Unstable, Little explanation of new features
  • MP3 Rocket

    7.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    LimeWire-based file sharing network

    7
    3051 votes
    • PROS: Skinnable, Tabbed interface, Easily-accessible content
    • CONS: Limewire clone, Results not always accurate, App can be unstable
  • Google Docs

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Write, Organize, And Collaborate With Your Team.

    8
    55 votes
    • PROS: Strong word processing, Incredible cloud functionality
    • CONS: Inconsistent storage amounts, Weak presentation features
  • Vuze

    5.7.6.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    High definition movies and downloads to your PC

    8
    3146 votes
    • PROS: Fast downloads, Lots of options, Open source, Free
    • CONS: Uses a lot of memory, Torrent files can expire, Not as user-friendly as eMule
  • FrostWire

    6.7.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Search Download and Listen to Music in one for Free

    7
    1665 votes
    • PROS: Thanks to their history of developing hugely popular BitTorrent clients like LimeWire the developers have managed to create an app that mixes powerful downloading and a new focus on the user experience. FrostWire is the one-stop shop for all music and vi, Simple to use
    • CONS: Fast downloading, Nice additional features
  • Dropbox

    11.4.20

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Store, sync and share your files online

    7
    827 votes
    • PROS: 2 GB of free storage, Very easy to use, Nice online profile
    • CONS: Too slow
  • SHARE.it

    varies-with-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cross-platform file-sharing software for smartphones and PCs

    8
    693 votes
    • PROS: There are no data limitations when using SHARE.it., Information can be sent and received between disparate operating systems.
    • CONS: There is very little contact information provided on the primary website., The performance of older operating systems may be adversely affected after installation.
  • Slack

    3.0.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac
    Android
    iPhone

    Productivity and style with Slack

    9
    15 votes
    • PROS: All your messaging and file transfer in one place, User friendly and smart design, Syncs with mobile devices
    • CONS: Can take some time for the whole team to learn
  • uTorrent Portable

    3.4.5.41202

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Use your favorite torrent client anywhere

    7
    723 votes
    • PROS: Clear, easy to use interface, Complete preferences menu, No installation required, Very light on resources
    • CONS: Being a portable app, you can't associate .torrent files with it
  • qBittorrent

    4.1.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Easy, feature-rich BitTorrent client

    8
    424 votes
    • PROS: Very easy to set up and use, Built-in search engine, Torrent creator, Web interface
    • CONS: Search engine requires the installation of a special plug-in
  • Cyberduck

    6.6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Elegant and efficient free FTP client

    6
    477 votes
    • PROS: Handles FTP, SFTP, Webdav and S3, Integration with external editors, Elegant interface, Integrated with Dropbox
    • CONS: Transfers may time out on SSL connections
  • MediaFire Desktop

    (MediaFire Express) 1.4.29.10845

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easy file sharing

    7
    837 votes
    • PROS: 50 GB of space for free, Drag and drop
    • CONS: Doesn't show you all saved files
  • 4shared

    3.95.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    Web Apps

    Upload, download, share

    7
    637 votes
    • PROS: Huge library of files, Syncs across a variety of devices, Upload files on your phone with ease
    • CONS: Basic user interface, Risk of being overtaken by more user friendly services
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
14.7.18-ww237438.2Android,Windows,iPhone,Mac
25.7.6.031467.6Windows,Mac
33.5.5.45146467727.3Windows,Android,Mac
47.4.130517.3Windows,Mac
57.10.5.4499579827.3Windows,Android
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