Sharedrop.io is a useful tool for sending files between computers on the same network, or on different networks using only your web browsers.
All that you need to do is head to sharedrop.io on each computer, where you will be presented with:
If the computers that you want to send files between are on different networks (i.e. you’d like to send a file from you to a friend), simply click the ‘+’ button at the top right which will make this window appear:
Just send that link to your friend and have them open that in their own browser. After clicking ‘Got it!’ and your friend has loaded the page in their browser, you will see another icon appear with a bunch of numbers (IP Addresses) underneath it like so:
(If the computers you want to send files between are on the same local area network, simply open sharedrop.io on both browsers and the other computers icon will automatically show, no need to send the above link to them)
Now all you need to do is either drag and drop a file onto that icon, or click on it and a file browser dialog will be shown allowing you to pick a file to send between the two computers. Just confirm that you want to send the file by clicking send:
Accept on the receiving computer by clicking save:
And the file will be transferred between your two computers, showing the the recipients browser just like it was a file downloaded off of the internet:
Pretty handy if you just need to send a file to a friend or even if you are just having trouble setting up network sharing locally.