Instashare - Transfer files 4+

Lukas Foldyna

    • 2.1 • 26 Ratings
    • $4.99



Transfer files the easy way, just drag & drop the file and we will handle the rest. Like Apple AirDrop, but works and on all major platforms and computers that don't support AirDrop. Apps are available for iOS, OS X, Windows, and Android.

With millions of downloads in the App Store, thousands of happy users and millions of photo and file transfers, this app is a necessary tool for your iOS device.

You don't need to be tech-savvy to share files, photos or videos.

It adds Airdrop-like transfer capability to older devices without official support for Airdrop, like your older Mac or iOS devices with iOS 6.

No need to pair devices or set up a transfer to send files or photos. Designed for quick and easy sharing of files, photos, and videos from your PC or Mac to your iPad, iPhone, iPod touch or even from an Android device, photos and videos are automatically saved to the 'Camera roll' album.

Just open the app and start sharing files, holiday photos, or family videos – no need to enter emails or passwords.

You can transfer any file type, no restrictions. MP3s, images, PDFs, presentations, and way more.

Instashare preserves photo metadata in all transfer directions (EXIF information, location, etc). Transfer in full resolution.

You don't need to be connected to the internet, just use a local wi-fi or Bluetooth (iOS and OS X only) to transfer files.

You can use Instashare with various apps thanks to the system built-in extension – share pictures from Photo library, links from Safari, and other files straight from 3rd party apps.

Stop retyping long URLs and so on. Just copy and transfer it in a few seconds.
Drag a clipboard item & drop it on the device – it will be automatically copied to clipboard on the device.

Files and photos are sent only between your devices, without making a copy somewhere in the Cloud. They never leave your local wi-fi network, keeping your files and photos safe.

No need to manually open the mobile app to transfer a file or clipboard to device – just wait a few seconds for the device to appear.

Versions for other platforms available at

To transfer files and photos between two devices, both of them need to have this app installed. Mobile apps are free, desktop apps are paid.
Access to a properly configured wi-fi network (or bluetooth between iOS and OS X) is required for this app to work. Some public or private wi-fi networks may be configured to block communication between devices, preventing the transfer connection to be established.
You don't need to use the latest device or OS available, works with older systems as well, from iOS 6, iPad 2 or iPhone 4.

Videos on how the app works at and app support at

What’s New

Version 1.4.6

- Support for macOS High Sierra

Ratings and Reviews

2.1 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

heyitsrico ,

Not Working/Bad Support

None of my devices see each other anymore. I'm not sure why. I tried contacting support but they did not respond. Unforunately, it was not worth the money. It was nice when it was working.

kosovarnye ,

Scammed again!

I saw all the bad reviews about Instashare not working properly or not working at all, but decided to take a chance. My iPad (new), iMac (2011), and MBPro (2011) were not new, an alternative to Airdrop was needed. Instashare promised to be that alternative, however, it worked only twice out of dozens of attempts to share documents once I had installed the software and extensions on all machines. It almost never recognizes the other devices (except on the iPad) and the shared clipboard function doesn’t work at all. The OSs on all my machines are up to date, so there’s no excuse for this. As always, I’m angry again that the App Store doesn’t have a refund mechanism or a way to try before you buy. The developer’s site has a link to a support page, but the link goes nowhere. No developer support. I’m sure the developer got sick of getting angry buyers’ requests for a refunds and updates to make this junk work and ended up nixing the support page. Why does Apple let very poorly rated software exist in its store from devlopers who don’t offer support or fix their flawed software? Why was I so stupid to think it might work for me? SCAM!

To summarize, you might get 5% functionality from this useless software or none at all.

i2review ,

App acts as though it is working, but doesn't transfer files

Nicely designed application and good UI interactions, but this product isn't working for me between Mac OS 12.6 Monterey and iOS 16. I get the message that the applicationis waiting for transfer confirmation and a minute later I get an error screen stating the "Item Transfer Stopped". Why doesn't Apple support a try before you buy option? It is insane to require purchasing of the application on both of my devices before discovering the only meangful feature of this product doesn't work.

App Privacy

The developer, Lukas Foldyna, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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