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://dukto.googlecode.com/ at google code. 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


  • 29 gennaio 2015

    […] Dukto is an incredibly easy-to-use program. […]

  • Keep getting Error 7 on DuctoR6 File Transfer.

    Ronald Weston31 gennaio 2015
  • This app works on all my devices except my BlackBerry Z30 OS It doesn’t “see” any of my other devices nor can they “see” it.

    Jeff1 febbraio 2015
  • 2 febbraio 2015

    […] soluzione adatta a voi potrebbe essere Dukto, esso infatti: – è disponibile per Windows, Linux, Mac OSX – permette di scambiarsi […]

  • @Jeff try contacting the Blackberry porting developer!

    Emanuele2 febbraio 2015
  • @Ronald please check your firewalling software (even Windows firewall). To understand if they block Dukto try disabling them.

    Emanuele2 febbraio 2015
  • 2 febbraio 2015

    […] If you are looking for a AirDrop multiplatform replacement you can give a chance to Dukto ! […]

  • Great software. I use it on my symbian, android and windows and linux pc. Works flawlessly and interface is also great.

    Mridul8 febbraio 2015
  • Works like a charm on my BlackBerry Passport, though drap a file to send from PC client to Mobile client does not work (sending pics will work.)

    iViLL8 febbraio 2015
  • this works well on my ubuntu as well as windows…i really this product can sustain for longer time as i dont see any other product as easy as this one especially the free one..keep up the good work

    manchi17 febbraio 2015
  • Hello,
    I would love to use Dukto on Nokia N8, but since Microsoft took the Nokia I can’t login and use Ovi store. It gives me some errors, It says to check “date settings” but everything fine there…

    Could you share the .sis install file for Symbian? Put it on dropbox or any other cloud system?

    Thank you.

    Uglukha23 febbraio 2015
  • @Uglukha sorry I can’t provide the sis file since there are problems with the signing key.

    Emanuele23 febbraio 2015
  • Please relase new version For Symbian OS….

    ali24 febbraio 2015
  • Hi!

    I cant find it on Windows Phone store. Could anyone give me the urk?

    peluzon26 febbraio 2015
  • Dukto has been ported to BlackBerry10 now, if you want to include that in the ported list:

    Check out Dukto in BlackBerry World! You can find it at http://appworld.blackberry.com/webstore/content/59945056

    Justin Kyryliuk27 febbraio 2015
  • 1 marzo 2015

    […] […]

  • Tried it today on Windows 8 and Windows phone 8.1. Great app, works very well. Unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be able to run in the background on WP, the transfers seemed to halt as soon the app is in the background. Would be great if this could be fixed.

    CGA4 marzo 2015
  • @CGA thanks for your feedback! Currently it can’t work in background on WP due to platform limitations. Maybe in the future.

    Emanuele5 marzo 2015
  • 5 marzo 2015

    […] للمستخدمين الاستفادة من برنامج Dukto المجاني والمتوفر لأنظمة لينكس، ماك وويندوز، كما […]

  • 5 marzo 2015

    […] للمستخدمين الاستفادة من برنامج Dukto المجاني والمتوفر لأنظمة لينكس، ماك وويندوز، كما […]

  • Please update the Android link.

    Jaspreet5 marzo 2015
  • Excelente Aplicacion, estupendo trabajo.

    Muchas Gracias por tu esfuerzo, funciona de maravilla para enviar archivos a mi Celular.


    Omar Lopez6 marzo 2015
  • Nw am i download. …Dukto app and am i using BlackBerry Z3….how send and receive files in my device

    Ranjith9 marzo 2015
  • I’m not sure whether this would run counter to your design of simplicity, but would you consider adding functionality to allow us to add other clients as “buddies” manually? I regularly send files between computers that are unable to auto-discover each other due to the network setup, meaning I have to type the IP address each time, so being able to add my computers would be very convenient.

    Thanks for your great work so far!

    Alex9 marzo 2015
  • @Alex I understand your request, I’ll keep it in mind for the future! On what platforms are you using dukto?

    Emanuele10 marzo 2015
  • good program, thanks a lot
    but i have one question: what is mean error code 5?
    data doesn’t send from my phone to notebook

    kaha12 marzo 2015
  • @kaha try checking your firewalling software (even Windows firewall).

    Emanuele12 marzo 2015
  • The reason for error code 7 or any similar errors originate from the inability to writie on the ROM sector. Change the destination path into another partition where dukto has permission to write/import new data. A good destination is the default dukto folder. Anyway you can later shift the data once it is transferred. Jai Hind.

    Joyee B.17 marzo 2015
  • Problem with data transfer may also be associated with the firmware of the modem/router. I have a provider’s ADSL-modem (Philips SNA6600/18 from Belgacom) . I could not transfer data from your PC to smartphone (Nokia 808). At first I thought that the problem is in the firewall. But it turned out that the data transmission was blocked by modem software. I installed a separate router, and now everything works fine.

    Boris21 marzo 2015
  • 22 marzo 2015

    […] You can get this app from for free Official Site […]

  • How to translate language?

    Alex25 marzo 2015
  • Translate to romanian language. How do.

    Alex25 marzo 2015
  • @Alex currently localization is not supported…

    Emanuele25 marzo 2015
  • Hi

    Can Dukto is save file log record automaticly ?

    Mehmet25 marzo 2015
  • @Mehmet no, it doesn’t

    Emanuele25 marzo 2015
  • I like this software a lot. Is fast and e easy to use.
    I think that the only one problem that I found is that file transfer stop when the mobile phone block his screen. It’s not a good idea if you ate transferring big files. Please solve this issue.

    Thanks a lot for this excellent program

    jap25 marzo 2015
  • 26 marzo 2015

    […] Dukto is a free and open source project by Emanuele Colombo. It’s available for Android, Windows, Mac and Linux. Emanuele seems to be a fan of Microsoft’s Metro UI and has decided to go with the same UI for all platforms. Yes, it looks weird on Android, but I don’t mind. […]

  • downloaded app to phone and to computer. cannot find it on my computer. when i attempt to re-install it says it has been installed. help

    DMurph27 marzo 2015
  • @DMurph what OS are you using on your PC?

    Emanuele27 marzo 2015
  • 27 marzo 2015

    […] مُستخدمي أندرويد وآيفون بإمكانهم تجربة تطبيق Dukto المجاني والذي من خلاله يُمكن ارسال واستقبال الملفات […]

  • Hi Emanuele,
    I loved this app and become a fan of it.
    Here, i am giving some suggestion.
    This is a good app and it will be better if following features are added:
    1. display completion Percentage while transaction ( like 30.3%)
    2. display the rate of transfer ( like 2.01 Mb/S )
    3. and it will be better if more than one transfer can be done simultaneously and in both direction

    I hope above features will be available in DuktoR7. Waiting for that.

    esgee29 marzo 2015

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