There are a plethora of applications that you can use for sharing files between your smartphone and PC. But the first thought that comes before downloading one is whether it will be safe to use and will not breach the right to privacy. For some, another concern may be whether the app is paid or free. The following list suggests free and safe applications by which you can transfer files between your PC and smartphone and vice versa.
AirDroid is an app with an attractive interface that allows you to transfer files to and from your smartphone. First, you just need to connect your smartphone and computer to the same Wi-Fi network. Once connected, you can visit the special web address or scan a QR code. The app provides a convenient way to view and respond to incoming messages. AirDroid gives much control to you to view media files. You can even manage your applications by deleting and installing the programs from the .apk files.
Zapya is a convenient cross-platform Android app that allows you to share different types of files across different devices utilising a Wi-Fi network. Zapya offers a menu split into several tabs, each of which relates contains different kinds of files like apps, media files. The app also has a file manager for searching and organising files in your phone storage. To transfer files between your PC and smartphone, you just need to make a group on one device using either a shared Wi-Fi network or a direct connection between the two devices. Once the connection is established, you can select and share the files.
SuperBeam enables you to instantly share any files between your smartphone and PC via Wi-Fi Direct Share. You just need to scan a QR code so that the devices can swiftly create a unique Wi-Fi network for file sharing. The unique feature of SuperBeam is that apart from basic file sharing, you can even send files back and forth to a device where the app is not installed. For this, the user of another device will have to visit the application website. The interface of the SuperBeam is quite user friendly and the camera automatically opens on startup to scan the QR code. The application allows you to share almost all kinds of files including images, audio, video, compressed files, and .apk files.
PushBullet is an Android application that allows you to transfer files, data – notes, links, images, videos, and lists quickly and conveniently between your smartphone and PC through Push notifications. To start sharing files, you need to install the application, login with your Google account, and download the Chrome extension. Now, you can send notifications either from your browser to your smartphone or your smartphone to Chrome. The unique feature of this app is the addition of friends who use Pushbullet.
5) Send Anywhere
Send Anywhere is an app for backing up all types of files on your device so that they can be downloaded into other devices. You just need to select the files you want to share and they’ll be pushed to the cloud in a matter few seconds. Once the desired files are on the cloud, you can share either by scanning a QR code created by the app or with a dedicated download code that you send.
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