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AnySend: Sending and receiving files between Android devices over Wi-Fi

June 18, 2012

For those of you who love to send files from one platform to another, then here’s something to lighten your load and make your task a whole lot easier. From the makers of the top-rated cross-platform to-do-list manager app Do it (Tomorrow) comes a handy file sharing application for Android known as AnySend.

With a clean uncluttered user interface, AnySend can be your personal sending partner. The app allows instant wireless data transfer between two Android devices that are on the same Wi-Fi connection. File sharing applications like AnySend is done through a process known as direct device-to-device transfer instead of the usual FTP connection or shared content via the Internet.

AnySend is easy to set up and use. Once the application is installed, it will automatically detect all other Android devices within your vicinity that are also running AnySend. After that, the app will let you send files between both devices in just a couple of taps and configurations.

Once you exit the application, AnySend will continue to run in the background and will automatically alert the user of any new incoming file through the status bar notification, vibrations, or an alert sound.

One feature that separates AnySend from similar remote file-sharing applications found on the Google Play Store, is the ability to configure a white list containing trusted users that your Android device will be sharing to and receiving content from in the near future, without the need of the user to prompt for confirmation every time it communicates with other devices.

AnySend is not the only application that supports remote file-sharing via home network but definitely it is one of the best in terms of functionality and being user-friendly. AnySend doesn’t required any configuration or anything; users just need to install and use it straight away.

Starting AnySend is a piece of cake; all you need to do is run the application and it will automatically scan for Android devices running AnySend in the same network and lists them on your screen.

Simply tap the name of the Android device, select the appropriate content category, and browse for the required file that you wish to send. Once a file is selected, the recipient will automatically receive a notification and can now accept or reject the offer.

As soon as the file transfer begins, the app will display the overall progress on its main interface, together with the notification panel. The process can also be canceled any time.

From the app’s main interface settings, users will also have the ability to customize their own preferred user name and profile picture for a more personalized touch and feel.

Overall, AnySend is a good substitute for Bluetooth-based, peer-to-peer file transfers between Android devices. If you’ve always wanted to have the same simple approach of file transfers that Bluetooth offered to you in the past, then AnySend will never fail to meet your expectations.

You can download AnySend without spending a single penny. Grab it from the Google Play Store absolutely free of charge.