Shynk: App for remote phone access and sharing phone files over the Web

July 4, 2012
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    When we want to share files with someone, we instantly turn to either Wi-Fi or Bluetooth function on our phones. Android users nowadays have plenty of ways to send data and one of the growing popular alternatives is remotely accessing data using their desktop browsers. One of the most popular remote access applications that is emerging from the Google Play Store is Shynk.

    Shynk is similar to most other remote access applications, but it takes away the home network limitations found in apps like AirDroid. Shynk is designed to work on a wide variety of Internet connections, including Wi-Fi, EDGE, or 3G. Not only that, the app also lets you remotely access your Android device from your desktop browser.

    What makes it even more interesting is that Shynk allows you to share your files to other people even if they are on a different network by using public URLs.  If you wish to access important data from the smartphone that you left in Los Angeles, or you plan on sharing images of last night’s tail gate party with your buddies without the hassle of individually uploading pictures, Shynk can do it easily for you. And, to top it all, Shynk can even fetch files from your Android device’s root directories.

    Shynk is easy to use and all you need is to create a Shynk account and establish a connection between your web browser and your Android device. Once you’ve logged into the application, all you need to do is to pair both devices and you’re good to go.

    Shynk only needs your device to be awake in order for it connect properly and establish a connection. After that, you don’t have to worry about anything and you can leave your device there since you can just get the data you need later.

    Shynk’s web interface is more like a file explorer. If you have been using Samsung Kies in transferring files to your phone, then Shynk’s web interface won’t be much of a problem. All the basic functions like cut, paste, copy, rename or delete files are present.

    If you wish to share a file, you can simply click on a desired file and shift your focus to the right sidebar that houses the file’s accessibility settings. By default, it is set to private, but tapping the Anyone option with the link button will automatically generate a dedicated URL that can be used to share the file with other people.

    Other options include downloading the file to your computer. The public URL generated by Shynk can be accessed for an unspecified duration even if your device is disconnected from the browser.

    Although Shynk may not possess AirDroid’s features, remote sharing over the Internet through a URL is quite impressive. All of the mentioned features are absolutely free to use, which is another plus factor for Shynk.

    A pro version is also available with some additional features such as sharing of images without a watermark, sharing complete folders, remotely accessing a device’s camera, and many more.

    Download Shynk absolutely free on the Google Play Store.

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