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An irrelevant app that doesn't understand native Android features
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 28 Apr 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Has a beautiful aesthetic, really easy to use
Ultimately serves no real purpose, limits your file uploads to 10 mb, only allows you to send photos in your dcim file; so no screenshots or downloaded photos
WeTransfer for Android is a confused app that's only purpose in the world is to make everyone take one more step than necessary. The idea is that it lets you take pictures from your device, upload it to the app's servers, and then email a link to a friend. Never mind the fact that Android has been able to do this, directly, since its inception.
Temporarily ignoring the app's obsolescence, the app works relatively well and looks really great. You're presented with a beautiful splash image when you first open it up and swipe down to get to a list of your gallery from a grid perspective. Unfortunately, you can't get into any other folder other than your DCIM folder. This means that images you've downloaded or screenshots you've taken can't be sent. So let's put this into perspective. You can send any photo on our device via email, or text, or SMS, or literally any other communication app you already have on your device, without having to use another app's servers. Then this app comes along and wants you to do the same thing, while probably throwing some clause in their terms of service giving it access to any photos that pass through their services. Nope!
WeTransfer is definitely an app you can safely pass up because you don’t need a third party app to do what it does. Native Android can handle this on its own already, and won’t force the recipient to download the image from another website. The file will pop up straight in the email.