Having a hard time transferring files? Emailing photos, transferring to USB drives, and relying on a cloud storage device for your business that lacks encryption security is a thing of the past with amazing file sharing apps, and these are the best.
For folks who want an easy way to share music, photos, and other files
SHAREit is a pretty simple app to you. You just tap on Send or Receive, and choose your files or the person you're receiving from. If you want to receive files from a computer, the app supports a Web share portal that gives you an IP address to go to from the Mac or PC. Windows users can install a SHAREit application on their computers, but there's no client for Macs as of this writing. The app doesn't impose any size restrictions, and it works remarkably fast. The downside? You have to be on the same Wi-Fi network.
Why we love it
SHAREit has a simple, clean interface and does what it does well and quickly. You don't have to stand around waiting for hours for a file to transfer. The only drawback is that it's really only good for transferring files to people you're with, since you have to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
For people who want an easier way to share their files between devices.
With Pushbullet installed on your iOS devices, it's easier than ever to transfer files, links, or whatever from one to the other, or even to your PC or Mac. It's seamless to use on the iPhone or iPad, and fairly easy to use on a Mac or PC. There's a Windows app to enable Pushbullet on your PC, and browser extensions (even for Safari) for use on a Mac. Pushbullet connects all your devices together, so it's almost like you're just using a single smartphone, and it uses an easy-to-understand chat-like interface. You can even use Pushbullet to send files and links to friends who also have the app. The only downside is that you can only send one file at a time, and you're limited to 25MB or less unless you upgrade to Pushbullet Pro.
Why we love it
Pushbullet has a unique approach to file and link sharing, turning the experience into a chat window. It's a great app for sending smaller files like documents and photographs, as well as for sending texts along with those files for explanation. The ability to share files and links with friends is a nice touch, too.
For folks who need to transfer files between iOS or Android devices
SuperBeam Lite is the pared-down version of its Pro kin. The app allows you to send files between devices using Wi-Fi Direct file transfer, but won't allow you to send or receive from PCs or Macs. If you've got large photos or videos you need to share, though, SuperBeam Lite makes the process quick and easy. Just make sure both devices are on the same Wi-Fi network, scan the QR code, and your file transfer will be done before you know it.
Why we love it
This is a simple app with a simple purpose: transferring photos and videos between devices. It does so quickly and easily, sending your data at speeds as fast as your Wi-Fi can handle. There are few bells or whistles in the Lite version, but the app does exactly what we need it to do.