Modern high-speed data connections allow smartphone users to download large files in mere seconds. However, should one need to quickly transfer a file between two devices, even the fastest 3G/4G connection won’t be of much help. Obviously, there is a multitude of ways to share a file that everyone can name off the top of their head, like using Bluetooth or uploading a file to a server for the other person to download. But, Bluetooth is fairly slow and requires the devices to be situated neRead full review
Xender App Review: Change The Way You Share Files
Modern high-speed data connections allow smartphone users to download large files in mere seconds. However, should one need to quickly transfer a file between two devices, even the fastest 3G/4G connection won’t be of much help. Obviously, there is a multitude of ways to share a file that everyone can name off the top of their head, like using Bluetooth or uploading a file to a server for the other person to download.
But, Bluetooth is fairly slow and requires the devices to be situated next to each other, while the upload/download scheme is pretty heavy on the data traffic, especially if you want to send a video. Fortunately, there’s a viable alternative to those options – an app called Xender.
Xender is an app that enables you to transfer files between devices in a way that is almost magical. Consider this: you won’t need a data connection, and the phones or tablets can be as far away from one another as you need them to be. All you have to do is install Xender, create a profile, and look for friends who also use Xender. Please note that to enable file sharing, both devices have to be running Xender.
Xender uses the power of Wi-Fi to deliver the best data transfer experience you are ever going to get. What’s so great about it? For one thing, your network traffic won’t increase in the slightest even if you use Xender to send files all day. Xender file transfer technology allows users to share files in the same way they would have done over Bluetooth, except that Xender is a lot faster and does not need the devices to be in the vicinity of each other.
The technology is called Wi-Fi Direct, and it allows two devices to communicate just using their Wi-Fi cards. One device acts as a host (server) and the other as a client. The connection is extremely fast and requires no data connection to work. You can browse files on your device using a built-in file manager, as well as view the received files with the built-in viewers and players.
But that’s not all that Xender has to show. Apart from being highly efficient, it also allows you to share files with several people at the same time. If you wish to do that, you’ll have to make sure that all your recipients have a Xender profile and Xender app installed on their device.
Once you’ve created a group and added all of your friends or colleagues, you’re ready to share any files among yourselves. If you like to customize everything, you’ll be pleased to know that Xender gives you an opportunity to add an avatar to your profile so that you can express your individuality and become a little easier to find and add on Xender.
Another amazing thing about Xender is the data transfer speed. If you use Bluetooth, it will take you four to five minutes to transfer a 50Mb file, while Xender will do the job in less than 20 seconds. Pretty impressive, isn’t it?
With Xender, you can share movies or games without having to worry about your budget or wait for ages. You will also feel a difference even if you are transferring smaller files, like documents or songs.
Xender is a simple tool that will help you accomplish a lot of tasks faster and easier. For instance, if you buy a new phone, you no longer need to spend hours at your computer, copying the files from the old device through USB.
As long as your old phone is compatible with Xender (which is more than likely), you’ll be able to transfer the data in no time thanks to the advanced wireless technology. Xender Android will even allow you to send all of your apps to your new device, as long as it is a smartphone or a tablet that also runs on the mobile OS from Google. Your game progress and even in-app purchases will be safely transferred to the new gadget.
Xender is an app that is mostly focused on delivering high-quality performance, so it doesn’t need a stunning design to attract users. All you should expect from Xender user interface is functionality and ease of use, and you’ll definitely get both. Everything is fairly easy to understand, and you’re unlikely to have difficulties controlling the app.
Swiping on the screen horizontally will allow you to switch between sending various file types (photos, videos, music, apps, etc.), and you’ll see additional control options in each tab. The interface features a green and white color scheme, which most users are going to find rather visually pleasing.
Xender install and setup are easy enough on any device. The only thing you have to do is download the app, input some data to create a user profile, and find your friends on Xender or share your profile details so that they can find you. Some controls might be confusing for people who don’t speak English, but that’s not a problem because Xender is available in a variety of languages, including:
Cross-Platform Use 10/10
You’ll be able to install Xender on virtually any device you own because it officially supports iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. You can also download Xender for Mac, PC, and even Chromebook, but those versions were released by the third-party developers, not the Xender team. Still, they are just as efficient and safe as the official Xender apps for mobile platforms. By setting up Xender on your computer, tablet, and phone you’ll gain the ability to instantly transfer files between them at any moment.
Xender doesn’t offer any in-app purchases; it is completely free to use for everyone on any operating system.
The Bottom Line
Xender is a great way to simultaneously transfer files between up to four devices. It is fast and reliable, in addition to not costing you anything at all. It can be used to share files with other people or manage your own collection of files on your devices.
Unlike some other apps, Xender actually does what it promises to do in the app description, although the claim of exceeding Bluetooth file transfer speed by 200 times is probably a little exaggerated.Collapse
If you are looking for a fast way to exchange files between devices, look no further because Xender is the best option you could possibly find – and it’s free, too.
Pros : user-friendly interface;
surprisingly fast file transfer;
supports various devices;
built-in file manager.
Cons : some users of older Android devices have reported a certain amount of instability in the way Xender functions on their phones or tablets;
no official version for PC and Mac.
Cross-platform use 5.0
Average : 4.9