Dukto R6

Dukto is one of my long-lived software project, it’s now at the 6th release, with many improvements over the previous versions. One of the main changes of this release is the new user interface inspired to the Metro style UI developed by Microsoft for the new releases of Windows Phone, Windows, Xbox and all the other Microsoft products. Since I like the simplicity, the essentiality of this kind of UI, I’ve decided to make a new Dukto interface for all the supported platforms.

If you don’t know Dukto, I can tell you that it’s an easy file transfer tool designed for LAN use. I use it in my everyday work to transfer files from one PC (or other device) to another, without worrying about users, permissions, operating systems, protocols, clients, servers and so on… Just start Dukto on the two PCs and transfer files and folders by dragging onto it’s window. That’s all.

Dukto main features are:

  • Simple user interface
  • No server or internet connection needed
  • Zero configuration
  • Clients auto-discovery
  • High speed file transfer
  • Multi-OS native support
  • Portable version available
  • Multi files and folders transfer
  • Transfers log
  • Send and receive text snippets (eg. useful for sending URLs)
  • Open received files directly from the application
  • Windows 7 taskbar integration with progress and transfer indicator
  • Show your IP addresses on the IP connection page
  • Full Unicode support
  • Metro style UI
  • Free and open source

Dukto is a free open source project, licensed under GPL. Official releases are made by me for the folliwing platforms:

  • Windows (XP or later)
  • OS X (10.6.x or later)
  • Linux (packaged for Ubuntu and Fedora)
  • Symbian (for Nokia touch phones)

Also there are porting made by other developers, like the following:

You can find the source code on the project page http://sourceforge.net/projects/dukto/ at SourceForge.net. Dukto has also been tested and certified by Softpedia, Brothersoft and GearDownload.

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Windows compatible

Installer for Windows (EXE)

Portable version (ZIP)

Mac OS X compatible

DMG Package for
Intel 10.6.x or later

Linux compatible

Go to Linux download page

play Dukto for Windows Phone 8.1 is available on the Windows Phone Store!
play Dukto for Android is available on the Google Play Store for any ARM or x86 device with Android 2.3 or higher!
Dukto for Symbian is available on the Nokia Store for the supported Nokia Symbian touch devices.

If you need help or you simply want to contact me, please leave a comment here or send an e-mail to:

e-mail address


  • Proposed changes to the file “linspeed.desktop”


    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment=Easy and multi-platform file transfer tool
    Comment[en_GB]=Easy and multi-platform file transfer tool
    Comment=Wielo-platformowe narzędzie do łatwej wymiany plików
    Comment[ru]=Кросс-платформенный инструмент для легкого совместного использования файлов

    dareksmok23 luglio 2015
  • Nice Job with Dukto. It’s a great tool and I have installed it on all my devices (BlackBerry Z30, S5 w/ Android, Windows, Linux, Mac OSX). But I missed a context menu entry on “Share”.

    But I have to say Thank You, It’s a great tool. I’m talk about it with my friends!


    Willian Silva24 luglio 2015
  • 25 luglio 2015

    […] Podemos descargar esta aplicación de forma gratuita desde su página web principal. […]

  • 26 luglio 2015

    […] Dukto es una herramienta multiplataforma y con licencia libre desarrollada por Emanuele Colombo, que nos permite transferir archivos e información a cualquier dispositivo conectado a la red WiFi de nuestra área local (WLAN), de una forma muy sencilla. […]

  • @ Anthony

    Indeed, these features would be very useful!

    jkis27 luglio 2015
  • Feature request again,

    The ability to share files/folders/messages to everyone on the local network, without sending to each one by one would be useful. E.g. I teach in a small computer lab and sometimes I need to share the same file with all my students: such feature would be really handy.

    jkis27 luglio 2015
  • only fault is that it does not work in the background. Android 4.4

    vasikk4 agosto 2015
  • 4 agosto 2015

    […] Geht nicht zusammen mit f.lux, dem Programm, das abends alles gelb macht, weil gesünder. – Dukto zum lokalen Teilen von Dateien per Wlan – Disk Inventory X, zum Gucken, was am meisten Platz […]

  • Great tool.
    Any way to run this on ChromeOS?

    Carl decker12 agosto 2015
  • @Carl no, at least right now. I don’t even know if it is technically possible…

    Emanuele13 agosto 2015
  • Sarebbe interessante poter avere una notifica all’arrivo di un messaggio o file.

    Armando13 agosto 2015
  • Thanks Emanuele.

    You change my way to work with my machines, Mac and Linux.

    Have a good work.

    Giuseppe19 agosto 2015
  • Awesome little tool here. I’ve used other LAN file transfer programs, but this one takes the cake for ease-of-use and design. It seems like most utilities like this one, developers get the functionality down and don’t take much time or effort with the design. Completely understand that, as that is often what I do when coding something to suit my personal workflow, but it’s nice to come across one like Dukto that just so happens to be sleek as well. :) I’ll try to donate when I can.

    Michael26 agosto 2015
  • hello,

    you have realy created a great app.but as I’m using blackberry 10 device,dukto wroks fine for phone to phone,yesterday i noticed.

    my blackberry dukto is unable to communicated with my laptop’s windows 10Pro x64.
    means I can send from my phone to laptop but

    already checked firewall settings etc.

    Thnx plz revert.

    avant28 agosto 2015

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