Transfer Files between Android and Mac over WiFi with these 5 free apps

If you find it difficult to pair and transfer files between Android and Mac over Wi-Fi, you have just found the best article.

Here are 5 free apps willing to take that off your chest:


There is no file limit for transferring files using the Xender app. Android users can transfer any file formats like videos, documents, photos and music with Xender Apps. In addition to this file transfer for Android, Xender is an alternative File Manager for Android. You can enable to view, delete or move files and also make a backup copy to clean the phone storage.

Xender simplifies connections to phones & tablets & PC/Mac. It supports cross-platform Android File Transfer between other platforms such as Android, Windows, Mac, and iOS.

It is 200 times faster than Bluetooth and it does not use your mobile data.


Having built-in apps almost on all platforms including MAC and Android, Dropbox is one of the best cloud services. It lets you bring all your photos, videos, and documents anywhere while being free.

Any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically sync to all other computers with the same Dropbox account after you install Dropbox on your computer.

If you are planning to transfer a lot of photos and videos between Android and MAC, you have found the easiest way.

You can access the same files on your MAC immediately because Android can instantly upload the photos and videos from Android Camera to Dropbox folder.


You can access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the web, wirelessly with AirDroid for free. This app can play and manage music & videos on Android, transfer photos between MAC and Android, and transfer them between Android and your computer.

You can view the real-time screen of Android devices, share clipboard content between Android and computer, etc, all in one free app, AirDroid. In addition to these, Airdroid can control your Android from the computer and use any apps on the PC, like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line, it can also show you SMS, Calls and the app notifications you allowed on your computer screen.

WiFi File Transfer

This app can work as long as your computer and your phone keep connected to same WiFi network.

You can upload and download files to/from your phone or tablet over a wireless connection with your Mac without USB cable on an easy-to-use web interface if you use WiFi File Transfer. This app can download multiple files at once, supports upload, copy, upload entire folder structures (Google Chrome only), delete, rename, zip or unzip files using the built-in file manager interface, password authentication, etc.

It can also run as an autostart service and background service when connected to home network (optional) with access to external SD cards and USB storage devices.

Google Drive

Google drive offers 15GB free memory with Google Account just like Dropbox. Google Drive is almost Dropbox’s twin, but it is the most integrated app for the Android platform. In addition to this, Google Drive start to give auto upload the iPhone and Android photos. Google Drive integrates with Android OS, almost as a part of it, find the files easily, navigate and move to Google Drive folder to share between Mac.

For Android users, Google Drive would be the ideal solution to transfer files between other platforms.


You can run a cable and connect your Android device directly to your Mac if you have a movie file or any other format files over 3GB,

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