The 5 best SHAREit alternatives for iOS and Windows

The 5 best SHAREit alternatives for iOS and Windows

The use of file sharing applications is increasing. After all, not everyone prefers cloud storage solutions because they require a constant internet connection and take longer to get things done. So far, SHAREit and Xender have been our go-to recommendation for our readers. But recently, the two software have been the subject of controversy regarding user privacy. We have already covered the best Xender alternatives in a separate article.

Regarding SHAREit, we talked about SHAREit alternatives for Android. But what about iPhone and Windows users? IPhone and Mac users already benefit from a tight integration of the Apple ecosystem with the AirDrop function. But iPhone and Windows users have to rely on iTunes to transfer files offline.

Treating iTunes with cables and a not so great user / UX interface can be a tedious experience for end users. And that’s where the file sharing software comes in.

In this article, we will talk about the five best SHAREit alternatives for iOS and Windows. Browse the list and start sharing files wirelessly from iPhone to Windows and vice versa.

1. Zapya

Zapya looks and feels the same as SHAREit. I won’t be surprised if you confuse the app with SHAREit at first glance. The application uses the standard lower bar to browse the functionalities.

Go to the Files tab and grant permission to allow the app to play music, photos, videos, and contacts.

There are several ways to connect your iPhone to Windows via Zapya. First, make sure the phone and PC are connected to the same Wi-Fi network. Select the “Connect” button in the middle, and it will scan the nearby device in no time.

Zapya ios

Zapya's story

Unfortunately, Zapya does not offer the web version. You must download the Zapya Windows application for a successful connection. You can select the media files on the iPhone and select send to quickly transfer the files to the PC. I like the way Zapya offers a History tab which shows which files you send to the office and which files you received with time, date, file name and size.

Web Zapya

Zapya is free and available on iOS, Android, Windows and Mac.

2. AirDroid

I prefer AirDroid over Zapya because of its easy to use interface. AirDroid also offers a web service, so you don’t need to download additional software to the PC. The only requirement is the AirDroid account. You cannot use the AirDroid service without creating a new account.

AirDroid has been one of the security holes in the past. The company has taken steps to resolve the issues. Open AirDroid on iPhone and go to the AirDroid website on the PC.

Log in with the account login information and the software will present the media files on your PC. Open the multimedia folder, select images / videos and press the “Download” button.

Web Airdroid

Airdroid ios

You can also download files from a PC to transfer them to the iPhone. You will find the transfer history on the AirDroid web on iPhone.

Airdroid web 2

AirDroid is free to use and is available on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac and Web. Surprisingly, the AirDroid iOS app is free of all advertising.

3. Send anywhere

I like the direct approach of Send Anywhere compared to its competitors. No need to connect other wireless devices or create an account like AirDroid. Simply select the files on the home screen and press the “Send” button.

The application generates a unique six-digit code. Everything you need to do it, visit Send anywhere on the web and add this six-digit code. The code expires in ten minutes. Once authentication is successful, the service will download the selected files to the PC.

Send the code anywhere

Send anywhere

You can tap the “+” icon on the web and add files to transfer them to the iPhone. Send Anywhere also offers a desktop application, but you will be perfectly fine with the web version.

Send anywhere on the web

Send Anywhere is available on iOS, Android, Windows, Mac, Web and even Linux. The company also offers the service as an extension on popular browsers such as Chrome and Microsoft Edge.

4. Documents by Readdle

So far, we have talked about apps and services that are direct alternatives to SHAREit on iOS and Windows. We will mention a few file management applications on the iPhone that offer Wi-Fi transfer as an add-on. Documents by Readdle is a solid file manager on iPhone.

First, you need to download the app from the App Store. Press the “+” icon at the bottom. Select the Import from PC option and it will ask you to navigate to a specific web URL on the PC. Go to the Windows device and visit the web page.

Home documents

Connected documents

Authenticate and the application will open the file menu on the web. You can create new folders, browse photo albums, videos, and transfer media files using the Download Files button in the upper right corner.

Web documents

Other features include a built-in browser, PDF viewer / editor, cloud synchronization, support for the WebDAV server, etc. The application can be downloaded for free.


Are you confused between SHAREit and Zapya? Read the comparison post below to find the best option for you.

Last updated Jul 9, 2020

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