Share to Computer is an open source app to send text/files/images from mobile to PC
With tools like Samsung DeX and Huawei Easy Projection, our smartphones are getting closer and closer to becoming full-blown desktop computer replacements, at least for the average person. But even among those of us who do a lot of work on mobile, there are times when we need to switch to a more capable laptop or desktop PC. One of the more frustrating aspects of switching between mobile and PC, at least for me, is file sharing. There are a million different apps and services to send text, images, and other files to and from your phone and PC. Huawei phones have a built-in, albeit insecure, “Share” feature, many file managers offer cloud storage and FTP server integrations, and other apps like PushBullet, Join, and EasyJoin offer more limited, though more user-friendly, file sharing experiences. If you’re looking for a simple app to just send files from your smartphone to your PC, then check out Share to Computer by XDA Junior Member callmejim.
It’s a free and open-source app that lets you send text, images, videos, and other files on your device’s storage to a PC on the same Wi-Fi network. All you have to do is select one or more files using any file manager of your choice and then select the “Share to Computer” share target in the share sheet. Then, you can download the file(s) you’re sharing by navigating your PC’s browser to the local network address listed in the app. Alternatively, if you want to quickly download the file(s) onto another mobile device, you can scan the automatically generated QR code which points to the same address. Once you’ve downloaded the file(s), you can end sharing. Quick and easy.
Here’s a screen recording of the app provided by the developer. The video shows off the process of sharing multiple files from an Android device. I tested it on my Google Pixel 2 XL running Android Q beta 5 and it works as expected.
You can download the app from the Google Play Store or F-Droid. Alternatively, you can compile it from source. If you have any questions, check out the XDA forum thread the developer made at the link below.
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