Top Cross-Platform File-Sharing Apps That We Need in 2023

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Have you also been in that situation when you have a lot of photos on your phone’s memory, but you don’t know exactly how to get them on your laptop ASAP, as time is a luxury you can’t afford? Do you also know that uncomfortable feeling when a friend asks you to send him photos of your birthday party, but even if both of you have your smartphones in your pockets, you don’t know which app to choose?

In all these situations, having a good, reliable, and functional file-sharing app installed on all your devices is a ‘must.’ Luckily, there are options out there, so let’s see what apps we can choose:


WhatsApp is perhaps the best option. Everybody uses it these days, at least for its instant messaging and video-calling functions. But unfortunately, not all people are well aware of WhatsApp’s amazing file-sharing properties. With this app, you can easily share pretty much all types of files between devices just by knowing the phone number of the receiver. You can even install the app on your laptop easily, as there is also a desktop version available, even though the software normally works only for Android and iOS.

With WhatsApp, you can send photos, videos, documents, and other types of files very easily.

Apple iCloud

Apple iCloud offers an integrated experience in the case of Apple devices. In other words, if you have a MacBook and an iPhone, this app is for you! iCloud is basically a central hub for storing and syncing various forms of data, such as documents, contacts, photos, videos, and more. Apple’s ecosystem works very smoothly with the Apple iCloud. However, the app even works on Windows PCs, but don’t expect it to be able to collaborate with Android phones, as these latter devices are not compatible.

Microsoft OneDrive

Microsoft OneDrive is basically a cloud storage platform, but you can still use it to share files across devices. OneDrive works directly in the browser if that’s what you want, especially if you’re a conspiracy theorist who believes that aliens want access to your smartphones through the installed apps.

Given that OneDrive can be accessed directly from the browser, it means that you can use the service from just about any device that can be connected to the internet, whether it’s a laptop, a smartphone, a bulky old PC, or maybe even a frying pan. OneDrive also provides plenty of collaboration features.

Send Anywhere

Send Anywhere is a file-sharing app that will allow users to share files regardless of what kind of devices they have, exactly as the software’s name suggests. Therefore, if you have some good music on your laptop, for instance, and you wish to send it to your smartphone to listen to it while you’re on the go wearing your headphones, sending those files can be done without a fuss thanks to the Send Anywhere app.


You may already know that Telegram has long been considered as a powerful competitor to WhatsApp. Furthermore, many people started to use it when WhatsApp had some trouble, and its reliability was altered. Although both WhatsApp and Instagram are basically instant messaging apps, both of them also offer powerful file-sharing options.

Another strong similarity is that Telegram also offers secure file-sharing.

The world of cross-platform file-sharing apps is impressive, even if many people are not aware of that. Ultimately, it’s best to always check for user reviews when it comes to using a specific app or not.

Cristian Antonescu
Cristian is in love with technology, as are many of us. He has a vast experience as a content writer in the field. He's involved especially in the hardware area, where he covers the latest news regarding smartphones, laptops, PC components, and so on.