In modern times We look for the connection between devices in a fast, simple way and above all without cables. We do not want to have to depend on countless cables to be able to transfer data or files from one terminal to another, especially from our smartphone to a computer, which is usually the most common.
The cumbersome cables, which we end up putting in a drawer, their days are numbered. Also until the inputs are unified, and they all tend towards the micro usb type C we depend on different cables to be able to connect a single smartphone with different devices.
But everything has a solution, especially if we talk about technology. And is that we have at our disposal programs like Snapdrop the Android sister cousin of iOs Airdrop. These applications can help us, and a lot, in this task. You can transfer data from your mobile to your computer or laptop without any problem. Let's see how it is and how simple and useful it works to the maximum.
As we have commented, i AirDrop is one of the most successful applications among Apple users. This is so, because thanks to it they can send files between different devices on the block without needing any cables between them. But for the Android world there is also an alternative to this application, and it is called Snapdrop.
It is not an application like the ones we have seen on other occasions, but Through a web page we can carry out the transfer of files. We just have to access the address: https://snapdrop.net/ from our smartphone and also on our PC or laptop.
In order to be able to use it correctly both devices, both the computer and the smartphone, must be connected to the same network, an essential requirement if you want to transfer the data effectively. The steps that we must follow are very simple, we just have to open Snapdrop on both devices, you will have to wait a few seconds for them to be detected.
If what you want to do is send files from the phone to your computer, you must click on the PC icon and select the option of files to send. You just have to select the files you want to transfer and that's it. If, on the contrary, what you want is send a file from your personal computer to the phoneAll you have to do is click on the phone icon that is located at the top right of your screen. Select those files and you're done.
Once the files that we are going to send between the two have been selected, the transfer will begin without further delay. When the process is finished Snapdrop will notify us with a notification and we will have it effectively in the selected terminal. Therefore, once downloaded, we only have to select the location where we want to have it.
Another feature of Snapdrop is that we can send messages easilyIf you want you can copy the text you want and send it to the phone or if you just want to send something between the two devices, you can also do it. You just have to click on the screen for the option to send said files or messages to be effective. Simple, fast and practical.
There are more options to carry out the data transfer in a comfortable and wireless way, since there are nowadays applications that allow us to do it.
AirDroid-remote access and file transfer
With this application we can transfer files without cables, we can move files, photos, documents, music tracks and manage files remotely, we can even control the device remotely. Either through a local or remote network we can use Airmirror and fully control the Android device.
We can broadcast live games and show applications, etc. Even you can use the keyboard remotely to type on your smartphone using the keyboard of your own computer.
Another function that it has is that of notifications on the desktop, You can reflect SMS notifications, emails, notifications from applications such as WhatsApp, Line, Messenger, etc. on your computer and answer them quickly. You will not need to turn on your mobile screen, or touch it, since you can do it from your computer with the screen duplicated.
If you want to make calls from your PC you can do it, you can import your phone numbers directly and in full on your desktop with AirDroid. You just have to press the call button and you can talk from your computer with your clients or friends through the headphones either by cable or via Bluetooth on the phone.
Not only will you be able to do this series of actions, but you also have the possibility of controlling your camera. Activate the device's camera remotely and you will be able to observe what surrounds your device in real time.
We are facing an application that it is based on the use of the cloud for the transfer of files. It is a simple and very effective way to send files, even large ones, through your email. The best thing is that we do not have to be registered or create an account to be able to use it. It is also not necessary for the recipient of the file to have an account, therefore we can do it without any hassle.
If you need more benefits you can access its paid version, with which you can send up to 20 GB in files instead of the 2 GB it allows you with the free option. You can also enjoy a personal cloud with a space of 100 GB, encrypt the content with a password and the possibility of personalizing your emails. This payment service has a price of 120 euros per year or 12 euros per month.
To use this system you just have to enter the web wetransfer.com. Then it will ask you which service you want to use, the free one or the paid Pro version. You access the version you choose and in the free version it will take you to a screen directly to send files without having to register or pay.
When you access the screen to send your files, you just have to click on the icon + where it says Add your files. Your computer file explorer will then open and you will be able to navigate through it, to select and view the files that you are going to share. As we have already said, the maximum capacity in its free version is 2 GB in each shipment.
Now you just have to press the button with the three dots located at the bottom left. A menu will open where you have to choose whether to send those files by email or through a link. If you choose this last option, the link will be generated that you can share on WhatsApp or any other messaging application, be it Telegram or similar.
If we opt for the e-mail option, you will have to enter the email of the person you want to receive it, it's that simple. You can choose between two options to determine the expiration of the file, but you can only use it if you have a payment account. Next on the screen the message «Transferring », it only remains to wait for it to be completed up to 100%. And then we will have the file transferred. If you wish, you can make successive shipments, otherwise we have finished our work and we can close the window.
As simple as we have told you, therefore you can choose between many options to transfer files easily and for free without the need for cables or cumbersome procedures to share files or transfer between your different computers.