Warpinator (unofficial)

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About this app

Warpinator for Android is an unofficial port of Linux Mint's file sharing tool of the same name. It is fully compatible with the original protocol and allows for easy transfer of files between Android and Linux devices.

- Automatic discovery of compatible services on local network
- Works on WiFi or hotspot, no internet connection needed
- Transfer any type of files quickly and easily
- Receive entire directories
- Run multiple transfers in parallel
- Share files from other applications
- Limit who can connect using a group code
- Option to start on boot
- Does not require your location or any other unnecessary permissions

This application is free software licensed under GNU General Public License v3.
You can obtain the source code at https://github.com/slowscript/warpinator-android
Updated on
Apr 2, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

825 reviews
Andrew J
October 2, 2023
01 Oct, 23 Update: Now crashes when trying to send files from within Warpinator. Can send files if the transfer is initiated from another program like Gallery or File Manager and choose remote target with Warpinator. Also can't set custom profile picture. Settings > profile picture results in a crash. Attempting to change Downloads directory now generates a "Your phone's vendor did not implement a required dialog..." Both features have worked in the past. Reinstall did not fix these issues.
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January 17, 2023
For the first few months I didn't have 100% success getting the app to see my Linux computer or vice versa, but in the last couple months it seems to work all the time. As soon as the app is open on both devices, they see each other and I can easily transfer (copy) pictures and videos from the phone to the computer. I just long-press the file I want to share, tap the share icon, and choose Warpinator from the list. Haven't tried sending files from the computer to the phone, nor other file types.
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Richard Holmes
May 19, 2021
Version 1.2 didn't work for me, but after installing 1.2.1 and restarting Android all is working smoothly. There are still a few rough edges, such as in Settings you can enable writing to a debug log file but there's no indication of where that file is or how to access it. But only minor wrinkles so far. And this beats the heck out of transferring via USB cable or FTP.
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May 19, 2021
If it doesn't want to connect, you can force it to retry by tapping the button next to the status icon. If that doesn't help, version 1.2.1 also allows you to enable exporting logs to a file (in the settings). I would appreciate if you could send us the log via email or issue on GitHub.

What's new

- Significantly improved transfer speed
- Updated translations
- Minor fixes