The fact that Android allows you to manage your files and see the actual files and folders on the internal storage has always been one of the greatest advantages compared to, for example, iOS. This very powerful feature gives the user full control over their devices and makes it so that you can easily transfer your files to your computer using a simple USB cable, as if it were a flash drive or external disk, for example. However, sharing files and app content across different devices is often not as simple, and usually requires the other device to have the same app installed, not to mention the hassle of having to individually select each file. However, there’s a simpler way to share multiple files across devices, and today we’ll be looking at it!
In order to accomplish this, we’ll be using an app called Sweech, which you can download for free by using this Play Store link. The concept of Sweech is not entirely new, with apps like AirDroid, which we talked about before, having a lot of the same features, but the difference here is that we’re going to be focusing on sharing files across devices wirelessly instead of doing it on your computer. With that being said, let’s get to it. Start by downloading and installing the app, and right away, you should see this screen:
This is the main interface, and all it has is a big on/off icon, along with a few icons at the bottom. Tapping the on/off icon will start the service, which will make an address appear at the top:
Once you turn it on, anyone can go to that address and navigate your files, like a regular file manager. Tapping the address at the top actually allows you to share the link with someone directly, so that they don’t have to type it out manually:
You can easily share the link through email or using a text message, for example:
And once that person receives the link, they can open it on their browser, and a standard file manager should appear:
Of course, not only is this a somewhat cumbersome process, but it’s potentially unsafe – after all, you’re allowing access to every single one of your files. It also means that the person needs to look around for them, which is not always as simple as it sounds. Thankfully, the app also provides a simpler way to share files. In the main screen, tap the share button:
Once you do, a file explorer will appear, allowing you to select which files you want to share:
When all the files you want to share are selected, simply tap the arrow icon at the top to initiate the process. Like before, the app will provide a link which you can share with anyone:
Once the other person uses that link, they will automatically start downloading the files you shared, and nothing else:
This makes it a super easy and simple process – you select what you want to share, give the link to the other person, and they’ll download it. Pretty cool! This is by far one of the simplest ways to share files, and it definitely beats having to email them individually or dealing with each singular app. The only caveat is that, like most apps that use this kind of method where your phone basically acts as a server, you need to be connected to the same wireless network. Any questions or doubts? Feel free to let us know in the comment section below!