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17Jan 2018

Best File Transfer App for Windows Phone

  1. Xender: File Transfer, Sharing

Using new Connect PC mode, Xender can transfer everything between your phone and laptop, computer be it MAC, PC or Chromebook. Besides, phone to phone transfer of the same platform, xender also allows transfer between iOS and android.

  • You can transfer anything including documents, music, pictures, videos or applications from one device to another.
  • The best part is that it supports PC, MAC and even Chromebook.
  • This app is available only for Android platform, but available for Mac and PC on the desktop side.
  • It allows sharing of most common file types without any problem.
  1. SHAREit – Connect & Transfer

Built by Lenovo for Windows, iOS AND Android phones, this is the world’s fastest cross-platform file transfer tool for near field communication. You can replicate SMS messages, contacts, MMS, Videos, music, apps and many other data from your old phone to the new one in just one click.

 

  • It allows you to share all types of files at any time with 200 times the speed of Bluetooth.
  • There is no USB, no internet or no data usage while using this application.
  • SHAREit helps you to transfer data from one phone to another and is very easy to use between various mobile platforms.
  • Another feature includes the desktop Windows version where you can transfer apps between your PC and your mobile device.
  • It is available on iOS, Android and Windows Phone, along with the Windows Desktop.
  1. AirDroid

AirDroid is one of the most common Windows apps used for transferring files between mobile device and computer connected on the same Wi-Fi network.

  • It has support for various apps to respond to notifications directly from your computer itself.
  • Easy file transfer from Android device to your PC and vice versa is allowed while using this app.
  • Your notifications can be seen on your computer as well.
  • Another feature is that AirDroid supports transfers to and from Mac.
  1. Zapya

This is an interesting file transferring app that is also available for android, iOS, Windows Phone and Windows Desktop. It allows you to transfer data of all types including music, photos, videos and other files between all the above-mentioned platforms.

  • It gives 128 times the speed of Bluetooth, as guaranteed by Zapya’s website.
  • It allows high-speed transfer between various platforms.
  • Zapya can share photos, music, video, apps, PDF, and any other file types with unlimited file size.
  • It allows transfer to PC as well and vice versa.
  • There is no Wi-Fi connection or data network required for this application.
  1. SuperBeam

Another popular app preferred by the users for file transfer. Using this application, you can share even the large files between Android devices at a high speed. The devices use QR codes for pairing with each other. Other methods of pairing include NFC or manual key sharing. You will find the received files in the “/sdcard/SuperBeam” directory. If you want changes in the settings, you can do the same in PRO. Besides, Superbeam also changes the duplicate files numbering to avoid mixing. This application also connects to hotspot automatically if any device doesn’t support Wi-Fi direct. Also, it can use existing Wi-Fi network connection between devices in case Wi-Fi direct fails.

  • A super-fast transfer speed is available using Wi-Fi direct.
  • There are multiple ways to pair devices available with this application.
  • You can also share files with devices that do not have SuperBeam through web interface.
  • Single as well as multiple files of any type (photos, videos, zip files, APK’s, contacts… You name it!) Can be transferred to another device.
  • SuperBeam also keeps a track of all the transfer operations.
  • Modern Material Design user interface, with simplified send/receive screens (which can be merged under user interface settings).
  • This application is available in Light, dark and AMOLED color themes.

 

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25Nov 2016

Five apps that make Outlook easier to use

For most us living in a hectic world of enterprise communication, our email client is where we spend most of our workday. It is the application that ties together all the other productivity apps we use on a daily basis. For Microsoft Office 365 users that means Outlook. Outlook is the leader in corporate email communications, as top companies like Melaleuca and others use it to expedite workflow.

While Microsoft has spent a great deal of time and resources trying to improve the Outlook interface, the app could still use some help when it comes to ease-of-use features. Here are five add-ins that could improve your daily interaction with the Outlook email client.

1: Bing Nearby

Whether it’s an onsite meeting with an important client or a lunch meeting with the team, it is important to get there on time. One of the best ways to keep yourself on schedule is to know exactly where you are going. The Bing Nearby app gives you instant access to Bing’s mapping features from within the confines of the Outlook interface.

Just click the Bing Nearby icon while you are composing a new message or creating a meeting on the calendar and you will see a dialog box in the right-hand pane. Type in an address or the name of a restaurant and the app will give you location choices. Click one of those choices and the pertinent location information will be attached to the message or calendar entry automatically.

2: PayPal

In today’s world, sending someone money can be accomplished with just a few clicks on the computer. However, the PayPal add-in for Outlook makes that process even simpler, assuming you have an account. While in Outlook writing a message, merely click the PayPal icon and you’ll be presented with a screen that will allow you to send a PayPal payment. All you need to fill out is the recipient’s address and your account password. Of course, the recipient will also need a PayPal account to collect the payment. The PayPal add-in is free, but depending on how you structured your account there may be a transaction fee attached.

3: DocuSign

Even in the digital age some documents must be signed—there is no way around it. However, with the help of the DocuSign add-in for Outlook, you can “sign” documents electronically without leaving your email client to do it.

The DocuSign add-in will lead you, and all the other signees of a document, through the process, clearly explaining each step along the way. Once the process is complete, the document will be signed just as well as if you had used a ballpoint pen.

The one catch is that DocuSign is not free. Installing the add-in to Outlook does not cost anything, but using it to get documents signed requires a subscription of at least $10/month—more for business uses. However, DocuSign does offer a 30-day free trial so you can check it out beforehand if you want. The expense is likely worth it for lawyers and real estate agents, for example. It may be worth it for your enterprise too.

4: Find Time

One of the more frustrating activities surrounding collaboration in an enterprise is scheduling a meeting time that works for everyone involved. This frustration goes beyond just finding a time when all the participants can attend, according to their Outlook calendars. People tend to have times during a workday when they would prefer to avoid having a meeting, for example. Find Time can help you find a meeting time that works best for all concerned.

Find Time will create a polling email for you to send to all potential meeting attendees. You can propose a meeting time or several times and the attendees can vote on which times they prefer. Find Time will compile the results and determine a time that the majority of attendees prefer. Problem solved and morale boosted.

Find Time was developed by a team at Microsoft and is a free add-in for Outlook. The service does require that you register an account the first time you use it.

5: IXD Secure Mail

Collaboration with team members about a project is all well and good, but sometimes you need to email sensitive documents that should remain confidential between the parties involved. This is where an encryption add-in for Outlook can come in handy.

IXD Secure Mail adds an extra level of encryption to an email and/or attachment to an email all within the Outlook interface. It does this by storing those documents in an encrypted form on a cloud-based server and coordinating access based on the information you provide.