To copy files from a computer to our Android smartphones, many of us use a USB cable to connect the two devices. Then we open the desktop file to be transferred and then move the files over.
Thanks to developer AppCube, now we don’t need any wires at all. AppCube takes file sharing on Android devices a little easier by developing a new application that just requires you to mount your handset as a network share folder with just one simple tap.
The file sharing process operates only over Wi-Fi, this means that no wires are involved. However, at te same time, it pops up in Mac’s Finder app and Windows Explorer. This means that you can drag and drop.
Here is how to go about it.
First, install Pocketshare on your Android device. After you have installed the app, the Mac users should skip to Step 3, but those running Windows will have to do an initial setup.
Configure your computer
This step is for the Windows users only. You only need to run a BAT file to set up things. Open Pocketshare application on your smartphone, go to the settings and tap ‘Configure Windows,’ and highlight the URL on the screen that appears, and click Save.
Open a browser and at the same time go to the URL that you copied from the application. Right –click the pocketshare_windows.bat entry and select ‘Save link as.’
Then choose, ‘All Files’ from the menu at the bottommost of screen and name the file ‘Pocketshare.bat’ and then click ‘Save.’
When you are done, double click the file save to run it. You will then see a security prompt of which you should click the ‘More info’ button.
Choose ‘Run anyway’ so as that you can execute the file. You will then see a window flash on your screen which will disappear in a matter of seconds. After doing this, restart your PC so that you can save the changes made. You are now set for wireless file sharing.
Transfer files wirelessly
Now, to transfer files from a computer to your smartphone, you need to make sure that both devices are connected to a similar Wi-Fi network and then open the Pocketshare application on Android. The server starts automatically.
Choose your PC’s name under Devices in the Finders sidebar if you are using an Apple device or in case you are using a PC, go to ‘My Computer’ in the windows explorer. You will see a folder named ‘Pocketshare’; double-click on that file to open it.
Now you can drag and drop any files into the folder, and they transfer to your phone automatically. After copying a file, open Pocketshare application and head to ‘Files tab, then hit the refresh button. You will be able to see the files you transferred, long-press or open it with a compatible application to save it to the internal storage or on your SD card.
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