Those who have an iPhone always complain that they cannot send photos via Bluetooth to their friends using Android, which is also one of the criticisms of those who do not have an iPhone. Despite the qualities of the Apple device, this fact really bothers. Copying files to your PC is also not a simple task – you can use the Windows tool for photos, but if you want to access a PDF stored in Adobe Reader on iDevice, forget it.
We have already talked about some solutions to this problem, mainly cloud storage services like Google Drive and Dropbox. But today we are going to talk about a very cool app that comes to solve this situation in a very simple way.
This is Weafo, from the same developer of two other very useful apps, Neapo and Heapo. Don’t worry, we will talk about them in the future.
Its operation is very simple and to send a file to any other device just activate its extension in the iOS sharing menu. Let’s send a photo to a computer: select the desired image, go to the menu to share and tap on Weafo.
A window will open stating an IP address, so just enter it in any browser. The page that opens displays a list of the shared files and you can download them individually or all together in a compressed (zip) file.
It is important to remember that if Weafo is not appearing in the list, tap on “More” and activate it.
The advantage of Weafo is that several people can access the files simultaneously, as long as they only have the address provided. You can also set a password so that unauthorized people on the same network cannot access the files.
The only limitation of the app is that all devices must be connected on the same Wi-Fi network. Also, between Apple devices (or Windows with QuickTime installed), it is possible to access via the Bonjour protocol by the device name (for example, Munis- iPhone.local), which allows you to save the address in favorites for future transfers.
Good news is that the app is free for a limited time, launch promotion, so go to the Play Store right away to enjoy it.
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note: this tip was written by me and originally published on Canaltech.