The standoff between China and India means that the people living in India no longer have access to more than 50 Chinese apps. Some of the apps that the government in India has banned are Xender, Helo, Shein, Mi Video Call, SHAREit, and TikTok. As you can probably imagine, not having access to these apps has caused problems for a good number of people living in India. In this guide though, we’ll try to solve that problem by listing the best available SHAREit and Xender alternatives.
Here are the best alternative apps to SHAREit and Xender.
One of the best SHAREit and Xender alternatives is Files by Google. We know that because a ton of people have downloaded it and have given good reviews. For people who want to share various kinds of files with other people wirelessly, this is the app that does that to perfection.
Most of all, the only thing that two people need to send/share files is Files by Google on both smartphone devices and Bluetooth. Also, take note that the File by Google app does not need an internet connection to work. You can use it offline. This feature comes in real handy when you are in a place that does not have any WiFi signals and you don’t have mobile internet.
The other interesting bit is that this app doubles as a pretty established file manager.
If that was not enough already then you’ll be glad to know that it also works as a declutter app and a junk cleaner. Overall, a very versatile app that should be on everyone’s phone.
Keep in mind that Files by Google is not available on operating systems such as Windows and macOS.
Another decent Xender and SHAREit app is ShareAll. It comes from a company that is based in Delhi and enables users to receive and share files. You can transfer any type of all to another user such as apps, movies, images, or audio. Pretty similar to Files by Google, this app also does not need an active internet connection to work. It doesn’t have any restrictions either. You do have the option of setting passwords to protect the files that you want to share though.
If you are on the FireStick platform then another similar app is FileLinked. It works via filelinked codes that are also very easy to use and share.
Another decent alternative to Shareit and Xender is Send Anywhere. This app makes use of WiFi Direct to enable users to send and receive files. The Send Anywhere app makes use of reinforced 256-bit encryption which provides sufficient security for your files when you are sharing them with other users. Apart from that, Send Anywhere comes with a neat feature via which users gain the ability to create links that offer access to the files they want to share.
Once the user has generated the link, he/she can send it to any number of users or post it on various messaging and social media platforms.
If iOS devices offer you AirDrop then the Android equivalent of that is Nearby Sharing. It should be pretty easy to understand what this app does based on its name. In any case, this app allows you to connect to nearby devices and share audio, video, image content. You can also share other types of files.
Currently, the official Nearby Sharing app works on platforms such as Chrome OS, Linux, Mac, and Windows.
Do take note though that the app is still adding more features and thus some features may not work as consistently as the ones available via other apps we have mentioned in this guide.
You can easily replace Xender and SHAREit apps with Superbeam and use it as your primary file-sharing app. Pretty much like Send Anywhere, this file-sharing app also makes use of the WiFi technology in order to give users an easy and fast way to share content. Moreover, you can make use of QR codes to share files with other users. The QR code scanner comes as a built-in feature but users can also manually type keys in order to share files between them.
Currently, it supports Android, iOS, Windows, and macOS.