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
  • nice one!

    asd4 settembre 2015
  • 9 settembre 2015
  • Ovi store does not exist anymore, the successor is opera app-store, could you upload dukto there? (I have a symbian s60 phone)


    cyber23 settembre 2015
  • I think it will be better if it can show the ip address of other buddies.

    Yang Liu25 settembre 2015
  • Hello! I want to port dukto to e-ink readers like kobo touch.
    To avoid annoying blinking on e-ink screen, all animations needed to be disabled.
    Any way to do that?

    maz_129 settembre 2015
  • @maz_1 there is not an option for this, sorry.

    Emanuele30 settembre 2015
  • When I set received file folder to external SD card, Dukto will results in error if I try to receive files.
    Is this normal?

    Marcus6 ottobre 2015
  • Is there a way to make Dukto save file to external SD card?
    I always get an error whenever I try to sent files to SDCARD1.

    I’m on lollipop and all other apps can write to external SD card.

    Marcus7 ottobre 2015
  • Sorry for posting several times, but I already solved my problem.
    Turn out, Dukto does not support Lollipop’s write access to external SD card.
    Dukto should have ask for write access permission in Lollipop, but it does not.
    So, I had to change permission (WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE) in platform.xml to enable Dukto to write to external SD card.

    I notice that Dukto hasn’t been updated for almost a year. I hope the author is not abandon it.
    This app is great; it’s transfer files faster than competitors, UI is clean and very easy to setup.
    All it need is just a little update to take full advantages of Lollipop.

    Marcus7 ottobre 2015
  • @Marcus thanks for your feedback. Currently I’m not working on Dukto, I hope to have some time to work on it in the coming months or to find someone interested in developing a complete Android version.

    Emanuele8 ottobre 2015
  • Thanks for this prog. I like it very much. But it would be very nice if there was a popup message asking to accept an incoming file instead of just downloading it straight.

    Oliver9 ottobre 2015
  • Great work, Emanuele: you made a wonderful program! Thanks so much!

    I just had some minor trouble after ugrading win 7 to win 10 home, but it seems that “error code 7” that sometimes appear while sending data from Windows 10 Home to Windows Phone 8.1 using portable version of Dukto R6 can be avoided just enabling “compatibiliy mode” = “windows 7” for dukto.exe.

    Anyway, the new Dukto App available in Windows Store works perfectly in windows 10.

    Stefano14 ottobre 2015
  • Thank you, the software is great!!!

    Karla14 ottobre 2015
  • Love this tool but I can’t seem to find Dukto on the list when trying to “Share” Pictures/Videos from the Android Gallery App.. Any fix for this?

    MemphiZ18 ottobre 2015
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  • Hello! This piece of software is incredible! I use it on Debian, Android and Windows. There is only one missing feature for me. It would be really fine if there is an option at the settings for “disable auto accepting” at receiving files/folders. A option like “User accepting for receiving files/folder necessary” would be fine. For Default this option maybe is not enabled –> Dukto is as simple as now. But if a user want to activate it (because he/she is in a company LAN and don’t want that anybody of this company which is using Dukto can store a file per Dukto on his/her PC without a chance to refuse the storing) he/she can accept or refuse a file/folder transfer.

    Jürgen23 ottobre 2015
  • Sorry but I have to “update” my last comment… Neither Dukto App from MS Store nor dukto R6 portable work fine any more in my win 10 pcs… Is anyboby having same troubles during the last week? Maybe it’s due to latest win 10 updates?
    Dukto PC Apps installed in my 2 PC find my Windows Phone but neither Windows Phone finds any PC, nor Desktop and Notebook find each other… Any suggestion? Thanks for your attention

    Stefano23 ottobre 2015
  • Can we get the minimize to tray (windows/other) option in this century ? Please ?

    enr00ted24 ottobre 2015
  • Dukto forever !! Appena scoperto grazie ad un amico. Complimenti, Emanuele!!

    Maurizio20 novembre 2015
  • Hi,

    thanks for the nice tool. I checked it out with android 5.0.2 and Linux Mint 17.2. All works fine and nothing is so easy to use as this cool stuff.
    I wa searching for an alternative for airdrop in case of using linux/windows and android.
    Filedrop was my first choice until i found out, that filedrop doesn’t support linux.
    Therefore i was really happy, as i found dukto. Was simply searching for “filedrop alternative linux”.
    At first point was the wabpage alternativeto.net and here we are.

    When you have time i would suggest to provide some little features:
    Linux: minimize to tray
    Android: send/receive contact(s)

    Have a nice day!


    Monthy25 novembre 2015
  • 27 novembre 2015

    […] Pero por supuesto este no es el único servicio que nos permite realizar esta operación, también disponemos de otras herramientas como puede ser Dukto. […]

  • Saludos, le herramienta está genial Pero podrías añadir la opción de mostrar mis duktos( las pc, con ip) para no tener que escribir a cada momento las ip. Gracias y muy útil. Excelente.

    Julio DELGADO15 dicembre 2015
  • The next version should say if computer in network is in lan or wlan.

    ruben20 dicembre 2015
  • Thank you for such a nice application. Actually, I have a suggestion. Something like remembering previously connected IP or computer would be great.

    Rajani Raman12 gennaio 2016
  • bonjour
    très bon soft qu j’utilise;un grand merçi pour vôtre travail

    très cool

    bob17 gennaio 2016
  • 28 gennaio 2016

    […] Dukto R6 è disponibile per Windows (anche in versione portable) e Mac OS X scaricando i file d’installazione da questa pagina. Per installare Dukto R6 su Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora e derivata basta scaricare i pacchetti deb 32bit – 64bit / rpm 32bit – 64bit.  Dukto R6 è disponibile anche per Arch Linux attraverso AUR. Per installare Dukto in Android basta accedere alla pagina dedicata di Google Play Store, per Apple iOS invece troveremo l’app in iTunes, per gli altri device mobili basta consultare questa pagina. […]

  • 28 gennaio 2016

    […] Dukto R6 è disponibile per Windows (anche in versione portable) e Mac OS X scaricando i file d’installazione da questa pagina. Per installare Dukto R6 su Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora e derivate basta scaricare i pacchetti deb 32bit – 64bit / rpm 32bit – 64bit possiamo installare l’applicazione in Arch Linux e derivate attraverso AUR. Per installare Dukto in Android basta accedere alla pagina dedicata di Google Play Store, per gli altri device mobili basta consultare questa pagina. […]

  • 28 gennaio 2016

    […] Home Dukto […]

  • 28 gennaio 2016

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  • please update dukto for support middle east languages (persian – arabic – urdu) for the name of transfered files


    Alireza1 febbraio 2016
  • Where is the source code of Dukto for Android? Thanks!

    Nicolas Raoul3 febbraio 2016
  • Looks like a great program! Is there a command line interface so that it can be run from scripts/batch files?

    excel3 febbraio 2016
  • Just downloaded and installed R6 to my desktop running Windows and my tablet running Android 4.2
    Is there any way to specify a folder on the external sd card of the tablet as the destination for transfers? When I try change the destination entering setup in Dukto on the tablet, the top-level of the system files are all reported to be “read-only” so that I can’t out of the internal memory of the tablet to specify the external sd card.

    Simon Heifetz6 febbraio 2016
  • I Like your app – I use it for tranfer between 2 android lollipop devices. I have one small problem if the screen goes black during a file transfer on either side the transfer stops until the screen wakes again.

    hh7 febbraio 2016
  • 9 febbraio 2016

    […] Dukto for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS […]

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