Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you want to share information with someone, but they are not near you? You could send them an email or text message, but unless it is urgent, the information would arrive relatively slow. If this happens frequently, like it does to me, then I look for alternatives. The most efficient way currently is using an application called Air Sharing (iOS).
Since the first computers, we have shared information. Back then, as you can imagine, it was a bit of a challenge as we didn’t have Dropbox or some other file sharing service. As you know, I’ve been reviewing some great apps recently, and today is no different. In this review, I am covering one of my favorite applications called Air Sharing. If you’re a mobile computing professional with a need to move information quickly and effectively from one mobile device to another or from mobile device to desktop computer – this application might be for you.
What is Air Sharing?
Air Sharing is a simple, elegant and powerful way to share information. It’s a browser-based system that allows you to upload files from your computer with the click of a button. Since you no longer have to email files as attachments, Air Sharing provides a more efficient and cost-effective way of sharing data.
When you use Air Sharing to send an important document to a client or colleague, you can rest assured it will be waiting for them when they log on. No longer do you have to worry about whether or not your clients or colleagues received your attachment or if it was opened and read. They receive the file the moment they log on, so they can view it immediately.
What Are The Benefits?
Air Sharing eliminates costly attachments that cause unnecessary traffic on the Internet. Air Sharing reduces Internet bandwidth usage by up to 90%*. This means that companies that use Air Sharing are able to reduce their bandwidth costs significantly. Air Sharing is 100% secure and confidential because documents are password protected. Only authorized parties can access documents without having to incur additional fees for using other digital delivery methods like FTP, Email or Dropbox. *Source: University of California, Irvine / Department of Computer Science
What do you need to get started?
There are a few things you’re going to need to get started with Air Sharing. The first is the app itself. It’s available for Android, iOS , Mac, Windows, and even your Kindle Fire. The second thing you’re going to need is a PC or Mac that’s on the same network as the device with the file you want to share. Once you have those two things, you can follow along with this quick tutorial!
How to use Air Sharing?
Air Sharing is a free tool that allows you to share files wirelessly. It’s the most efficient way to share documents.
Air Sharing can be used in any of the following ways:
- Share your documents and other kinds of data with your family and friends
- Organize your group work and projects at school or work
- Share your photos, movies and music with other people on the Internet
- Use Air Sharing as a replacement for email attachments.
- Exchange files with people using other operating systems such as Linux or Windows (Mac version coming soon).
Share your document using Air Sharing. It’s easier than emailing the files!
Air Sharing is a free app for iOS and Android that lets you easily transfer any type of file from your iPhone, iPad or Android device to your computer and vice versa. The best thing about Air Sharing: it’s really easy to use!
- Install Air Sharing on your computer and download the app on your smartphone.
- On your computer, save the document you want to share in any folder you like (we recommend documents). Then go to http://airsharingapp.com. You’ll be asked to log into the website with your LinkedIn account (or create one if you don’t have one) and then authorize the access (instructions will be provided on screen).
- Once you authorize the access, click “Start sharing” and select the folder where you’ve saved the file:
- That’s it! The file will be uploaded and visible by everyone who has been given access to it (via email). Please note that for this to work properly, all recipients need to have installed Air Sharing as well!
Why Air Sharing is better than other methods for sharing documents
Air Sharing is the most efficient way to share information. It is very easy to use, and it allows you to send documents wherever they are needed.
It is great for sharing documents with co-workers, family members, friends, and others.
Air Sharing is available for both Apple and Android phones and tablets. It also works with Windows PCs, Macs, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, Chromebooks, Linux boxes, and any other device that has a web browser.
Save time, unnecessary meetings and $$$$ by using this simple tool
Hate the hassle of printing and distributing information?
With Air Sharing, you can save time, unnecessary meetings and $$$$ by using this simple tool. This app lets you take a picture of a whiteboard or document and share it with other users in real time.
The cool thing is that Air Sharing works with any iOS device. All you need to do is install the app on your iPhone, iPad or iTouch, and then you’re all set to go!
Air Sharing offers both free and paid services:
Free plan: You can share unlimited pictures and documents for free;
Paid plans: The paid plans start at $9.99 per month and offer different features such as file manager, unlimited invitations for sharing and more.
Air Sharing is the most efficient way to share information.