SHAREit For Mac – Transferring In The Easy Way !

Sharing content is a common task that we face every day. Sharing contents from your Mac to other devices can be a real pain if you don’t have Thunderbolt support or setup a dedicated file server over WiFi (which can be very difficult) and USB being too slow. Also, you could theoretically use cloud services but that means inflated data bills. Thus, the concept of SHAREit arose! The app lets you share any file over WiFi to any supported device without any hassle! But then the app is limited to Android. You might wonder so why even consider it? We will see that with Bluestacks, we can use the app on your Mac as well…

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SHAREit – The App

The app follows the “less is more” mantra by the book. It does not do anything fancy and suffers bugs, it provides solid and robust WiFi file transfers without any hassle. You do not need to fiddle around with server settings or learn socket programming! You just turn on the app and share your content away…

The app also lets you connect to up to 5 users simultaneously. That means 5-in-1 transfer wirelessly taking the same time! You surely would not want to miss such an utility for your Mac which is exactly why we will see how to get SHAREit for Mac!

SHAREit for Mac

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The app can be run on Mac only if you create an Android environment on your Mac, a process also known as emulation. This can be done via Bluestacks. Bluestacks is an android emulator software for your Mac that can not only run apps and games but also allows you access Google playstore to download and install them. The steps are as simple as:

  • From here, download and install the latest Bluestacks software for Mac.
  • Before proceeding to install, make sure you change preferences to let it install apps from anywhere.
  • For the first time that you will launch Bluestacks, you will be required to set your preferences and your Google account (You can use your existing Gmail ID and password or create a new one).
  • Once completed, you will land at the home screen. On the top search bar type “SHAREit” and search for the app.
  • It will take you straight to the play store from where you need to click on the “Install” button.
  • After installation, go back to home screen and click on the app’s icon to launch it.

Transferring files to/from your Mac

Bluestacks will store files within its own dedicated storage area on your Mac. To transfer your Mac files to Bluestacks, just use drag and drop to the Bluestacks window keeping it open from Finder. In order to store the files into a folder of your desired location, first install a file manager inside Bluestacks following similar steps. Open it and navigate to the location where you received the file (this will remain same usually) and copy it to the /bstfolder/ folder with appropriate library name such as documents or pictures. Now just use Finder and checkout the library to see the file that you received.

With these simple steps, we can transfer files easily using SHAREit.