Former Writer · Dec 26, 2012 at 05:00 pm

Share any File with CloudSend and Send It

There are numerous ways to send things to other people. However, when it comes to sending quick files via your smartphone, the options are still pretty limited. People use MMS, SMS, and Email like they have since the old Blackberry days. Most other services, like FTP servers, are better used on standard computers, and aren’t really smartphone optimized. There are two applications that allow you to send pretty much any file to any phone.

XDA Senior Member J-Roc has posted about two applications that more people should know about. They are called CloudSend and Send It. Both apps function pretty much the same way, in that they use cloud storage as an MMS inbox and outbox of sorts. Really, the only notable difference is the exact process and which cloud storage they use.

Send It uses Google Drive, hence requiring only a Google account to use. Since Android device users already have one, this shouldn’t be too much of an issue. Users open the app, pick a file, and pick a contact. The app then automatically uploads the file to Google Drive and sends the recipient a link when complete. This is excellent for sending files that you normally cannot send easily.

CloudSend does pretty much the same thing, but with a few minor differences. First, CloudSend uses Dropbox instead of Google Drive. Also, unlike Send It, CloudSend makes users wait until the file is uploaded before it gives the option to send the link to a friend. Like Send It, you can send any conceivable file.

These are excellent solutions for people who may want to share something unusual with a friend. MMS is only compatible with a few file types, and current online cloud solutions are still centered around computers. These two apps help bridge that gap.

For more details and discussion, check out the application thread.


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