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DropSpot: Wireless File Transfers Between PC and Android Phone

March 12, 2012

With the number of devices we’ve got at our disposal, it isn’t uncommon to remember that you’ve got a song you’d really want on your device but you simply don’t have time to sit down and plug your device into your computer just to transfer a single file. What if you’re very busy and you can’t expect yourself to take precious time out of your schedule, waiting for a file to finish transferring?

Wireless is the way to go, and a number of apps have already stepped up to provide wireless transfers from your computer to your Android device. It saves you time and also leaves your hands free to do other things while you wait. Unfortunately, this transfer is a one-way road, from the computer to the Android phone. Wouldn’t it be great if you could transfer something, like a picture or a recording, from your device to your computer without having to succumb to using wires and eating up your time to hook the cable up?

You can stop wishing on a star, because we’d like to introduce you to DropSpot, a minimalistic app that lets you access your Android phone’s files using any modern web browser, like Chrome. All you need is to connect the Android phone to the same Wi-Fi network your computer is using, enter the IP address provided on the app’s home screen, and you’re good to go!  (Sidenote: If you’re looking for a way to transfer files between your Android device and computer without being on the same wireless LAN or Wi-Fi network, check out our review of EZ Drop.)

The web counterpart of DropSpot allows you to send files in a batch to your Android device, which is super handy when you’re not fond of sending files one at a time.

DropSpot’s look is minimal and sleek, giving you everything you need without unnecessary distractions. DropSpot, to live up to its name, makes use of the drag and drop feature. Copy a file from your computer to your phone by dropping the file from your computer folder into your web browser. It also works if you want to move or copy a file within your Android phone. How handy and wonderful is that? It’s so intuitive that even the most technologically awkward users can find their way around it.

DropSpot’s Lite version is available on the Google Play Store for free and contains a lot of the same features as the full version. The only catch however is that you cannot upload files that are larger than 5 MB.

If you’d like to remove the restriction, you may purchase the paid version of the app for US$1.99. Whether you’re using the Lite version, or planning to get the paid one, DropSpot requires Android v2.2 or higher to run.