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

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.”

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?


  1. December 13, 2010 at 11:37 am

    to be fair, there is an app, that made such transfers possible even on older 9.3 devices, and still works in 9.4 and s^3. symsmb 4.01 – not sold anymore, but can be found in forums. symnc (sym network commander) has functionality that allows browsing your computer shares from the phone and vice-versa – browsing your phone as attached networkd drive via wifi. Available for hefty money from telexy.com

    • Rant
      December 13, 2010 at 11:56 am

      From what I’ve heard that doesn’t work with current S3 devices.

  2. Heine Øen
    December 13, 2010 at 11:46 am

    I’m looking for a app that can stream video to my N8 from my windwos pc.
    Does this exist?

  3. h3csc
    December 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    “# Transfer via WLAN is ridiculously fast! Bluetooth is way behind and most desktop PC do not have bluetooth built-in.”
    Thanks for including my comment 🙂
    Btw, I’m really highly recommending this apps to anyone who pass by. It is by far one of the app that impressed me the most since the day I brought my Symbian running C6. I felt very frustrating having to plug in the cable of the phone, click on PC Suite, go to My Computer, go through folders to the ‘Other’ folder, and drag a single file it.
    Now after I few second of setup redirecting the phone receive folder to E:/Other, what I have to do is just tap on the app, double click the program on my desktop, and drag the file in. Simple and fast.

    And yeah, as the writer of this post, Jay said, bluetooth transfer is always my favourite when using laptop, but the transfer speed is frustratingly slow. WLAN transfer is almost wireless USB!

  4. Fleksnes
    December 14, 2010 at 7:55 am

    Works fine on my N97 and C6-00 too

  5. December 14, 2010 at 6:46 pm

    Strangely enough, this is exactly the application that is needed on Maemo for the N900 and sorely missing.

  1. December 13, 2010 at 7:33 pm
  2. December 14, 2010 at 2:58 pm

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