4 of the Best Android Apps for WiFi File Transfer

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Have you ever wanted to transfer a file to (or from) your PC from an Android device, but didn't have time to tinker with cables and the like? If so, you can check out some of the apps apps on this list. Each makes it very easy to transfer files wirelessly from place to place.

In this article, we'll go over each app, rank them, and talk about what makes them great apps. Each is great in its own unique way, but which is best for you?



1. AirDroid

AirDroid: A remote access and wireless file transfer tool. The app works by asking the user to log into an account and then going to airdroid.com on a computer. Once there, AirDroid creates a virtual desktop with the capabilities of accessing contacts, downloading apps from phone to PC, sending text messages remotely, and transferring files back.

The reason to consider AirDroid is simple: you'll be able to not only wirelessly transfer files back and forth with ease, but the added features are compelling. Being able to create a workspace from a set of phone or tablet and place it on a tab for access on a computer is incredibly compelling. Do yourself a favor and try AirDroid as soon as possible, if you haven't already!

2. Sweech

Many wireless transfer tools on Android dressed up FTP tools. The application itself hosts an FTP server for the user to connect through the network. It works well, and even though FTP is a very old technology, it has its uses. Yet sometimes you can transfer files from one device to another instead of the standard Access FTP on one of Windows PC.



This is where Sweech comes in. Not only is it possible for users to access the phone for file transfers via an IP address, but the app has other features as well. Does your Android phone have NFC? Install and use Sweech Android Beam to wirelessly transfer files from one device to another. Moreover, it is able to generate a unique QR code for file transfers - because typing long IP addresses in web browsers can be very tedious.

Those looking for a solid WiFi file transfer app on Android with lots of features should check out this app. It may not be very well known, but that doesn't mean it's not worth checking out.

3.Amaze File Manager

As long as there have been wireless transfer apps on Android, there have been file managers. And sometimes (but not always) these file manager apps have the ability to transfer wirelessly just built in. Amaze is one such app. Not only can you elegantly manage your files on Android with some really slick hardware design, but Amaze has the ability to host its own FTP file transfer server that anyone can connect to.

This means that any user can fire up Filezilla (or any other FTP client) and quickly place or delete files from the Android device. However, FTP is not the only feature. Amaze also has the ability to mount Samba file shares. This feature is great for those who have a Samba file server on the network and want to grab a wireless file or two.




4. Portal

Portal is a wireless file transfer tool created by Pushbullet. It is an application that allows users to throw files into a portal and transfer them wirelessly from a computer to any mobile device with the Portal app installed. To transfer a file, all the user needs to do is open the app, head to the portal site and scan a unique QR code.

After that, it is possible to use the network wireless to instantly transmit any file right away. This is an app that certainly serves a purpose. Many mobile users will be happy to know that they can easily get a file from place to place. Unfortunately, file transfer with Portal is a kind of one-way system. Currently there is no way to transfer in reverse. Still, if what you want is a program that can send a file from PC to phone, Portal is a good choice.


Conclusion

As smartphones and computers become more ingrained in our lives, the need to get files on them will grow. For the most part, Android has always had a plethora of different WiFi transfer apps, but the sheer volume of them can be daunting. Many users struggle to find exactly which ones are good and which ones are not. Hopefully this article will shed some light on the best apps in this category.


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