During my last 2 weeks of travel, I realized that file transfer between phones, is one of the most common thing. This frequency is even higher when you are in a marriage or a festival, and want to copy pictures or songs from your cousins. Interesting, that nobody wanted to use bluetooth which is actually terribly slow, and most of them were using file sharing apps like Share It, Xender, etc.
In this post, I am talking about the best file transfer apps available for Windows Phone 8.1, and Windows 10 Mobile. These apps can transfer almost anything except for apps which is not supported on the platform. I have also tested the transfer between Windows 10 Mobile, and Android devices, and it works.
These apps work either through a WiFi Network or using Mobile Hotspot.
This app delivers the best experience of all listed here. Once you have selected the files, and hit send, it will automatically scan for other Windows Phone or Android devices on the same network. The app supports sending multiple files, and can pickup videos, music files and images. It works better in Windows 10 Mobile because of native file explorer support.
Looking for the fastest file transfer? Feem is what you need to try. The app UI is really bad, but when it comes to finding clients, and sending file, it’s the best in the list. The app comes with free and paid version ( $9.99 Steep!), but I didn’t find any thing special. Stick to the free.
I liked this app for one simple reason, One to One Connection. Once you connect one phone with another, you will able to see content on your phone including pictures, music, and video. All you need is to select them, and hit send. The file is then transferred to other phone. It is very simple, and straight forward.
The only drawback right now is that the app is little slow, and refreshing content takes a bit of time.
There are of four of these in the store now, and they all work fine, except that Instabullet which recently came up with a universal app. You can use it both on PC, and Mobile and it looks very well done. One drawback for all of them is missing option to send SMS as it’s not openly supported in Windows 10 right now.
All of them are free, and fully featured in Trial version. If you like the app, buy it to support the developer.
While it works almost the same as others, one key difference is that it works even on internet. Once your files are ready to share, it generates 6 digit key which can be used by anyone to receive it. There is an option to directly send files to a device on the network, and add 24 hours expiry option as well. The app is also available on Windows 10 PC.
Which one do you use? Sound off in the comments!