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Transfer files between Symbian^3 and Mac/Windows/Linux computer over WiFi with Dukto. Free at Ovi Store

| December 13, 2010 | 11 Replies

Cheers Duncan for this tip. It’s a nice simple QT app that let’s you transfer files over WiFi between your Symbian^3 handset (Nokia N8, C7, C6-01 and future E7 and X7) and a computer (Windows, Mac or Linux).

Price: It’s free from Ovi Store.

In the description it says:

“Dukto is a simple application to send and receive files, folders or text snippets from any Windows, Macintosh and Linux PC or device in your local network thorugh a WiFi connection. Simply start the application and select what to transfer. It doesn’t requires any installation on your PC or any Internet connection. Dukto is distributed free and open source.”

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Although it says you don’t need PC installation, Duncan said there’s a “Computer Side Programme”

Computer side program:
http://www.msec.it/blog/?page_id=11

Ovi Store app:
http://store.ovi.com/content/75311

From the blog page, some comments included:

  • Transfer via WLAN is ridiculously fast! Bluetooth is way behind and most desktop PC do not have bluetooth built-in.
  • Really marvelous,fantastic,and impressive.
    I’ve been looking so such a service for months and I thought it is not possible to connect a cell phone with a computer via WLAN at time.

From the Ovi Store Reviews:

  • The perfect tool for transferring files via wifi. Works on windows 7.
  • very nice little program! very easy to use and needs no setup, neither on phone, nor on the computer, it just works.

I have not tried this out myself but sounds like a great way to avoid cables/card readers. I love file sending over BT but this would be like wireless USB almost, no?

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