LocalSend is a free, open-source app that allows you to securely share files and messages with nearby devices over your local network, without needing an internet connection.
- How it Works
- Getting Started
LocalSend is a cross-platform app that enables secure communication between devices using a REST API and HTTPS encryption. Unlike other messaging apps that rely on external servers, LocalSend doesn’t require an internet connection or third-party servers, making it a fast and reliable solution for local communication.
It is recommended to download the app either from an app store or from a package manager because the app does not have auto-update.
On Windows, the store version is not available anymore: https://github.com/localsend/localsend/issues/220
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LocalSend uses a secure communication protocol that allows devices to communicate with each other using a REST API. All data is sent securely over HTTPS, and the TLS/SSL certificate is generated on the fly on each device, ensuring maximum security.
For more information on the LocalSend Protocol, see the documentation.
To get started with LocalSend, follow these steps:
- Install Flutter
- Clone the LocalSend repository
flutter pub getto download dependencies
flutter pub run build_runner build -dto generate code
flutter runto start the app
We welcome contributions from anyone who is interested in helping improve LocalSend. If you’d like to contribute, there are a few ways to get involved:
You can help translating this app to other languages!
- Fork this repository
- Choose one
- Optional: Re-run this app
- Make sure you have run this app once.
- Update translations via
flutter pub run slang
- Run app via
- Open a pull request
- Bug Fixes: If you find a bug, please create a pull request with a clear description of the issue and how to fix it.
- Improvements: Have an idea for how to improve LocalSend? Please create an issue first so we can discuss why the improvement is needed.
For more information, see the contributing guide.
These commands are intended for maintainers only.
flutter build apk
AppBundle for Google Play
flutter build appbundle
flutter build ipa
flutter build macos
flutter build windows
Local MSIX App
flutter pub run msix:create
flutter pub run msix:create --store
flutter build linux
appimage-builder --recipe AppImageBuilder.yml
Feel free to open a pull request. There is a
snap branch to play with.