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Review Send Anywhere
Local file sharing app
Author: Ollie Green
Date: 10 May 2017, tested on Samsung GT-I9500 Galaxy S4
Various features, nice interface, minimalist design, fully-featured free version
Lags here and there
If you would like to share content between devices on the same network, there is often a lot of messing around that needs to be done to achieve this. With Send Anywhere for Android, you can cut out the time spent clearing space on an old USB drive at the back of your desk, and quickly send files wirelessly between a variety of different devices at the tap of a button.
In a sense, this app could be considered the BlueTooth of the future - two devices with the app installed can connect to each other and send and receive content easily to one another. Once they are connected to the same network, the receiving device will pick up a notification that asks for your permission to receive a file. Once it is accepted, the file is transferred between devices.
Whilst the app is designed for Android smartphones and tablets, there is also a desktop application which will allow you to send files directly to and from your PC or laptop. Sending files between different Android devices is also possible as long as you have the application installed on both devices.
There seems to be no limit to what files you can send and receive, although the app will automatically categories your system files into different folders, such as videos, music, text messages, photos or other documents.
One of the great things about Send Anywhere is that it is free to download and install, and there is no limit to the amount of times you can use it.