Install Snapdrop on Raspberry Pi
Share files with nearby devices on the local network. Inspired by Apple's Airdrop.
To run: Menu -> Internet -> Snapdrop
To run in a terminal: /opt/snapdrop/Snapdrop
To use: Open a web browser on the other computer/smartphone and go to snapdrop.net
Now drag and drop files to the website, and the other device will see the files and download them.
Fortunately, Snapdrop is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.
- Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
- Use Pi-Apps to install Snapdrop.
For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bullseye.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3 and the Pi 4.
Snapdrop will run on either PiOS 32-bit or 64-bit.
Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.
Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:
wget -qO- https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Botspot/pi-apps/master/install | bash
Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here: https://github.com/Botspot/pi-apps
Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Snapdrop.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:
Then click on the Tools category.
Now scroll down to find Snapdrop in the list.
Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Snapdrop for you!
Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at https://pi-apps.io