[Q] Easy way to send files to Phone

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Togsy

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Hi guys i was thinking how useful Chrome to Phone is and the ease that it has brought me, and i was wondering if there is a similar app that will allow me to send files from my pc to my phone (and maybe vice versa but am not too bothered about that).

Rather than using bluetooth, maybe an app that you could just right click on the file and give an option to send to a phone over the internet.

Does anyone know of an app like that?

Thanks in advance
 

Togsy

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yeah i have dropbox, but you cant right click on the file and send it to phone, you have to copy the file into the dropbox folder and then go onto the dropbox app on your phone then navigate to it and then download it.

Thanks, but i am looking for something that will immediately download it straight to my phone, just like chrome to phone does with websites
 

ianmcquinn

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There is also adbwireless (though not as user-friendly since you have to use the command line---there may be a script or something you can do to add the command to your right-click menu though). You can also run an FTP server on your phone using something like SwiFTP. Then just map your phone as a drive on your computer. Then it's just simple drag-and-drop.
 

Togsy

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well maybe if there arent any option it could be a great idea for a developer, i not being one, have no idea how to do that, but i think it could be a great app.
 

jimbobalu

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Jan 26, 2010
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SugarSync lets you set up a folder that will automatically sync to your phone. It can be any directory you choose. Not quite as simple as chrome to phone but works similar to dropbox with 5GB free.
 

glasslung

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Dec 22, 2010
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I use windows 7's built in bluetooth software to connect to an app called bluetooth file transfer on my phone. Of course, you need bluetooth hardware on you computer to do this.

Sent from my Nexus S using Tapatalk
 

Izkata

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Aug 2, 2010
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Samba File Sharing. Never used it myself, but heard good things.

There's also FileExpert. It can start a file server, that you browse to on your computer, then upload through an HTML form. (When started, it pops up the URL to use)

I usually use AndFTP, which requires me to have an ftp server running on my computer. All the browsing is then done from the phone.

Alternatively, SwiFTP is an ftp server for the phone - then you can run the client on your computer and browse from there.
 

smeddy

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SwiFTP gets a big +1 from me: Two minutes set-up, and then whenever the App/WiFi is open, your phone is accessible as a shared drive: I'm using this for everything but 500mb+ video transfers. I can just drag and drop e-books/APKs/etc from folder to folder and they're instantly on my phone.

On a related topic: CIFSmanager is a great App to browse your PC files from your phone, and then copy/paste any over. I use both daily :)
 

phrozen87

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Aug 16, 2010
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You could give WIFI Explorer a try. Connect your phone through WiFi and navigate to it's IP in your internet browser. You can upload/delete/copy/move files. Only disadvantage is that it's only for external storage access...
http://www.androlib.com/android.application.com-dooblou-wififileexplorerpro-Awzw.aspx

+1 on this app also. It's not perfect by any means but there have been dozens of times I have just forgotten my usb cable or simply needed quick access to push or pull something off my SD. It's really a pretty decent app and it does get the job done quickly. It has a free and pro so you could always check out the free and see if its like what you want.
 

antonio1475

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Without doubt the best solution is Awesome Drop

Chek it out, you won't regret it ;)

This works great in the way is as simple as write the 4 numbers code and drop the file to the PC browser, but it's slower as it uses the upload speed (uploads the file to somewhere), so for large files is slow. Wifi Explorer is much faster because uses the speed of the router (which is different from the ADSL speed). FTP is also very faster.