Send Anywhere (File Transfer)
File transferring has always been a sensitive issue in the world of mobile platforms. Currently, there is a cornucopia of file-sharing apps and services.
Some are good but demand a fee others are free but lack a certain number of cool features. Some are fast, multiplatform and energy-economizing others provide 100% privacy but demonstrate a slower performance.
Send Anywhere seems to be an ambitious little project – it’s available on almost every platform, except for Blackberry and at the current moment it can boast of A+ grades from its loyal users.
The unique feature of the application is that it supports only person-to-person transferring. As I think right only WeTransfer has something similar.
There is only one web-server between you and your associate which liberates you from the danger of being spied on. An extra bonus is that both you and the recipient don’t need to sign up to use the service. No names, no Facebook accounts, no nothing – you’re a ghost.
The file size is rather impressive – up to 10 GB of data can be transmitted from your gadget to almost any other device that only exists. Including PCs and Amazon thingies (forgot what they are called).
The number of platforms is astounding indeed – they even made a WordPress plug-in, a web-browser extension and an application for Windows Mobile.
In order to have a file/files transferred you need to generate in the app:
- A QR-code.
- A classic link.
- A key composed of 6 digits.
And then send it to the person you’re sharing the data with. As I have mentioned your recipient doesn’t have to sign up for that procedure. The link/QR/key can be sent via e-mail, wireless network or a mobile messenger of your choice – Skype, WhatsApp, Telegram, etc.
All the files get automatically eliminated after 24 hours thus providing bigger security, especially if your data is top-classified.
Surprisingly it’s impossible to transfer music files via the app. You can only receive it but at the same time can’t successfully add it to other jams in your audio library.
As for the rest, it’s pretty handy for sending:
- PDFs and other text documents (except .pages).
- Pictures and photos.
- ZIP/RAR Archives.
- Videos in all mainstream formats.
- Contact information.
And so on.
The application has innate video/music players which are done pretty well – they are compatible with most multimedia formats and have all the customization options you need.
Ease of use
The app shows outstanding performance – it’s quick, responsive and glitch-free. What I enjoy is that it doesn’t get too slow with a slow connection. The wireless transfer via the app has 3-4 MB speed.
The interface is disgustingly minimalistic and laconic which I adore – no unnecessary buttons or clashing elements that make you feel suffocated by their presence.
On the top, you have file categories: “Photos”, “APPs” etc. On the bottom – send/receive options and so on. After you tap on the “Send”, you‘ll see a list of devices to choose.
The application is totally free of charge (but not from ads).
- It enables you to transfer a big amount of data;
- Pretty cool privacy protection;
- It’s multiplatform;
- User support is cooperative.
- Music-sharing is forbidden;
- Ads are irksome;
- Sometimes transferred files aren’t arranged in alphabetical order;
- It needs a connection to work.
So far it’s my favourite file-sharing app along with WeTransfer. It lives up to its motto: “Easy, quick, and unlimited file sharing” and definitely has a bright future.