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[APP][2.3.3+] SuperBeam | Easy & Fast File Sharing with WiFi-Direct | NFC/QR Pairing

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Post [APP][2.3.3+] SuperBeam | Easy & Fast File Sharing with WiFi-Direct | NFC/QR Pairing

SuperBeam is the easiest and fastest way to share files between Android devices using WiFi Direct (or tethering mode for older devices). Devices can be paired using QR Code scanning (with the included scanner) or NFC if available (just like Samsung's proprietary S-Beam).

Features:
  • Share files between devices using NFC or QR code scanning.
  • Blazing fast transfer speeds using WiFi direct.
  • Switches to hotspot mode automatically for devices that doesn't support WiFi direct.
  • Can use existing WiFi network connection between devices.
  • Share single or multiple files of any type (photos, videos, zip files, APK's... You name it!)
  • Share with devices that do not have SuperBeam using web interface.
  • Works with all 3rd party file managers and photo galleries.
  • Light and dark color themes.

Google Play link:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.majedev.superbeam

Get more, upgrade to PRO:
  • Get rid of ads.
  • Change the default saving location to any directory on any available storage (like external SD card).
  • Send and receive files to/from your computer through SuperBeam app for PC, using QR code or manual sharing key (get it from http://superbe.am) *
  • Send entire folders and preserve their hierarchy.
  • Pair devices using manual sharing key. This is particularly useful for devices that do not have a camera nor NFC (like Android TV's).
  • Share files with more than one device at the same time.
  • Send unlimited number of files through web interface, with the ability to download them all as a zip archive (with folders too!).
  • Share SuperBeam APK for those situations where there is no internet connection around. Makes life easier for your friends!
  • Automatically disable mobile data (3G/4G) connection while sharing with other devices, to prevent them from eating through your data plan.
  • Be SuperAwesome and support the future development of SuperBeam. This is just the beginning, and we have much more to surprise you with!
* Currently, SuperBeam for PC does not support WiFi Direct. Hence, both your computer and your Android device must be connected to the same WiFi network in order to share files.

Support
Translation: http://crowdin.net/project/superbeam
Ideas, problems & questions: http://support.superbe.am
Twitter: @SuperBeam
Email: support [at] superbe.am

A note about WiFi direct
SuperBeam creates an access point using Android's WiFi direct API's. This essentially works like hotspot mode in old devices, but it is guaranteed to work on newer devices like Nexus 7. Moreover, this mode allows older devices to connect and receive files without having to support WiFi direct's peer-to-peer connections and, more importantly, it gets rid of the annoying "accept connection" prompt.
Also, please note that this mode is currently supported by Android versions 4.1 and greater. On older versions, SuperBeam will fallback to the older hotspot mode.

If sending fails
Sometimes, WiFi direct doesn't play well when sending from some devices (especially those that have custom ROMs). Please follow these steps to switch to hotspot (tethering) mode if WiFi direct is causing you issues (on the sending device):
  1. Open SuperBeam scanner.
  2. Tap options > settings.
  3. Tap Advanced settings > Preferred direct method.
  4. Choose Hotspot.
  5. Close SuperBeam and try sharing again.

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Developed and designed by: Majed Alhajry (@majedev)
Icon design: Mazen Alhajry

TODO LIST
You can view, suggest and vote for new features here:
http://support.superbe.am/

CHANGELOG
Version 3.0.4
- Bugfixes for "connection dropped" issues
- QR code for web URL
- Ability to set empty hotspot password
- Revamped send photos & videos screens
- Fixed scanner orientation issue
- Russian, French and Italian languages

Version 3.0.3
- New scanner interface (defaults to landscape, use rotate button to change)
- Transfer speed on sender
- New sharing-key input interface with history (PRO)
- Ability to create shortcut to QR scanner on home screen
- Bugfixes

Version 3.0
- Compatibility with Android 2.3.3+
- Better compatibility with some devices (HTC, Sony & Nexus)
- App redesign
- Share with multiple devices at the same time
- Share with devices that do not have SuperBeam
- PRO version upgrade option

Version 2.1.1
- Stop asking to enable NFC every time.
- Fixed crashing on some handsets and custom ROMs.
- Fixed QR code scanner for Xperia P and U.
- Hide QR scanner hint overlay for good (please tap on it once).
- Revert WiFi state on receiver after completion.
- More light-weight QR codes.
- Restore hotspot settings on sender after completion.
- Some minor bugs and translation fixes.

Version 2.1
- Much smoother QR code scanner. Shouldn't crash on old devices.
- Ability to use front camera for QR code scanner (options menu > Use front camera).
- Added ability to force tethering mode instead of WiFi direct (under advanced settings) on Android 4.1+ devices. This is useful for those having trouble with WiFi direct.
- Added special thanks screen.
- Some minor bug fixes.

Version 2.0.2
- Removed settings icon from launcher.
- Fixed asking to rate on the first run.
- Show "how to share" tip on first run.
- Fixed a major bug causing crash on some WiFi networks.

Version 2.0
- NEW! Support sending and receiving for devices that do not have NFC (using QR code scanning).
- WiFi-direct mode. Now you can always share files without any WiFi router around.
- Better layout for tablets.
- Added advanced settings.
- New less-glossy icons.
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Default Re: [APP][4.0+] SuperBeam - Blazing fast file sharing using NFC+WiFi [V1.0]

Seems to work well so far.

Transferred a gallery album in quickpic from n4 to n7 that included a large video. Worked perfect.

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Google Nexus 7 (2013) (16gb, flo)
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Seems to work well so far.

Transferred a gallery album in quickpic from n4 to n7 that included a large video. Worked perfect.

See how often I use it. Thanks
Glad it worked for you

Could you please test the hotspot mode on Nexus 4 from options menu?

Thank you for the feedback.
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I used it to transfer files from N4 to Gnex and vice versa. Worked great even in Hotspot mode..
 
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I used it to transfer files from N4 to Gnex and vice versa. Worked great even in Hotspot mode..
Thanks for reporting back. I'll update the first post with N4 compatibility.
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This is a new release that supports devices which do not have NFC. I've updated the original post with new info.
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Any chance to get a version without ads? (pro version, donation, etc)
I`m sick of those ads.....to annoying.
 
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Any chance to get a version without ads? (pro version, donation, etc)
I`m sick of those ads.....to annoying.
I can't sell paid apps due to regional restrictions (I'm based in middle east). I will add an option to disable ads in the next release though, and it will be available to everyone

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I partnered with a friend in the US to handle payments. Now there is a paid PRO option available on Google Play. All users who disabled ads will not see them even after the new update.
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Hi, I actually liked the way the app was showing that help screen before you added QR code support, kind of a reminder on how to use it.

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