Once Bluetooth was the first technology in our phones to share data wirelessly from one phone to other. Then came these smartphones which changed the way we share data from one device to another. Now we use Wi-Fi to share large data with high data sharing speed which is convenient as well as fast.

SHAREit from Lenovo is the first app which makes data sharing over Wi-Fi possible. Android and iOS app store now flooded with lots of apps which gave more options other than just sharing data from one phone to another.

1. SHAREit (Android | iOS | Windows Phone)

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SHAREit from Lenovo is a free and straightforward app for sharing data from/to device. SHAREit is also available for Windows XP, 7, 8 and ten which enables you to share data from/to your PC also. SHAREit does not need a network connection, and the highest speed goes up to 20 MB/s. You can share any file whether its photos, videos, music and even installed apps (only works on Android). You can also replicate contacts, SMS messages, MMS, music, videos, apps and other data from your old device to a new one.

SHAREit does not need a network connection, and the highest speed goes up to 20MB/s. You can share any file whether its photos, videos, music and even installed apps (only works on Android). You can also replicate contacts, SMS messages, MMS, music, videos, apps and other data from your old device to a new one.

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2. Xender (Android | iOS | Windows Phone)

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Xender is another data sharing app for Android and iOS to share data over Wi-Fi network. It does the same as all other data sharing apps but with a little simpler interface and speed. To share data with your PC, you don’t need to install any dedicated software or download any tool. Xender had much easier way to connect your phone to PC just by using any browser. More features include a file manager, music player with lyrics support (available only for iOS), slide to share photos and phone replication.

Xender had much easier way to connect your phone to PC just by using any browser. More features include a file manager, music player with lyrics support (available only for iOS), slide to share photos and phone replication.

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3. SuperBeam (Android | iOS)

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SuperBeam is the only app which does not need devices to connect to the same Wi-Fi network for sharing data. It creates an ad-hoc network to share the data which is faster than the traditional Wi-Fi based apps. You don’t need to scan QR codes or enter any numerical web address (IP address) to your phone, just select Send and select the files. The receiver should choose Receive and tap both the devices, data sharing will start soon.

You can download SuperBeam for free on iOS and Android, SuperBeam Pro is also available with more features like send files to more than one device at a time, send a large number of files as the zip archive, send entire folders and of course no annoying advertisements.

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4. Pushbullet (Android | iOS)

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Pushbullet is an app to share files across all the devices whether it’s Android, iOS, PC, tablet or Mac when are connected to the same Wi-Fi network in seconds. Push bullet can be installed in the browser as an extension, so you don’t need to install any software on PC.

You can also chat with your friends on Pushbullet and check SMS from your Android phone directly on your PC. If you log in to Pushbullet using Facebook, it will show you the list of contacts who are using Pushbullet, and you can directly add them without needing to search for them.

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5. Send Anywhere (Android | iOS | Windows | Mac)

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Send Anywhere use the peer-to-peer technique for sharing files over a network which don’t need a server ‘to keep your personal files safe. You can choose whether to share data directly or via the network, and it will keep the file for 24 hours and secured with a key. This key should be shared to the receiver. Send Anywhere also supports Windows PC and Mac to share files.

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Conclusion

SHAREit from Lenovo is the best app for sharing data from one smartphone to other but for sharing data from/to PC you should use Xender. You can share apps between two Android devices which is a great feature provided by Xender and SHAREit.

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