current status of file transfer (sailfish to mac)

asked 2019-01-10 11:54:09 +0300

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updated 2019-01-14 16:18:27 +0300

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What is the current status of file transfer between sailfish and macos? There are a number of options mentioned here, but unfortunately they either don't work on my system (SyncMate won't discover the phone, DropBox clients are all broken), are impractical (Bluetooth is too slow), or are really complicated (SD-card file transfer is a bit of mess).

I always used to use android file manager, but this has ceased to work for sony xperia plus sailfish 3.

Being able to move files out of a phone is a pretty basic feature. I suspect there are workarounds that others use which are not mentioned anywhere yet.

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Are you afraid of the command line / terminal? I am using SCP ( on Mac OS X (not sure whether it is installed by default) with enabled developer mode on the Sailfish phone... It is fast and works with Wifi. Use following command to download files from the phone (IP: u.v.w.x) to the Mac's current directory: scp -r nemo@u.v.w.x:/home/nemo/Pictures/Camera/* .

wosrediinanatour ( 2019-01-10 14:24:18 +0300 )edit

If you prefer a GUI you could use Cyberduck for Mac, which is FOSS. Mac and Phone have to be in the same network. Enable "developer mode" and "remote connection" on the phone and set a password. On Cyberduck make a new connection using SFTP (SSH) to the IP of the phone, username nemo. Then you can easily browse the phones file system. There is write access to everything, so take care..

femtopeta ( 2019-01-10 22:14:46 +0300 )edit

You can use AirSail Transfer to transfer files to/from your phone using your computer's web browser.

Aga4io ( 2019-01-11 01:29:32 +0300 )edit

Help article updated - thank you for the hints!

jovirkku ( 2019-01-11 16:17:14 +0300 )edit

excellent, thanks for your suggestions. I'll let you know how it worked here.

julian ( 2019-01-12 18:01:24 +0300 )edit