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Top 9 Free Wi-Fi File Sharing Apps for Android

In our earlier article, we have discussed about the Wi-Fi file sharing apps for iPhone then how Android can be left behind? Yes, this time we will talk about the free but best Wi-Fi file sharing apps for your Android device.You might be thinking that what is the need of Wi-Fi sharing apps if there are already so many options available that doesn’t even require any special downloads or installations like sharing files over Bluetooth or by using USB  cable. But what one does if USB cable or Bluetooth device will not be present at that time or due to any reason it is not working. Plus, you are also restricted with the distance and the speed when it comes to share the files over Bluetooth. But don’t worry as there are so many apps available at the Google play that break down all these restrictions by allowing you to share the files over a Wi-Fi network. And you know what, we have listed down Top 9 Wi-Fi file sharing apps for which you don’t even need to spend a single penny . Take a look.

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1. Samba File Sharing

Samba File Sharing is an easy and efficient Wi-Fi file sharing app, and in fact, it is one of the most popular ones out there. For the easy access, it will make your Android device to act like a Windows shared folder and you can easily access your device’s external storage as a network shared folder over a Wi-Fi network.

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Features:

  • It makes all the other  Windows and SMB compatible computers to  see the visibility of your Android device on your Wi-Fi network
  • By using simple drag and drop, you can easily copy or share the files and folders to and from your Android device
  • You are completely allowed to change username, password, device network  name and even Windows workgroup name

Requires:

  • Android 2.0.1 and up and you have to root your device already
  • Superuser 2.3.6.2 or later

2. WiFi File Transfer

And yet another popular file sharing app that allows you to upload and download to and from your Android device over a Wi-Fi network. But note that, you can’t exceed the upload limit of 4MB. While it’s not as frequently maintained as the others, it still offers an excellent user interface and an ease of use without any mess of cables. And the best part is that, it runs as a background service so that you can use other apps while you are making transfers. For using it, you need to use different port number if you are also running other server apps. Password protection is recommended while using it on public Wi-Fi networks.

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Features:

  • Download or Upload multiple files at once and password authentication
  • Built-in file manager interface and shortcuts to videos, photos, and music directories
  • Integrated thumbnail gallery to view photos in the web browser you are using

Requires:

  • Android version 2.1 and higher

3. AirDroid

With more than 5 million installs, few Wi-Fi sharing apps come even close to how popular AirDroid is. AirDroid performs so smoothly and fast and comes loaded with so many options. It allows you to access your Android device with the help of your favorite web  browser over a Wi-Fi connection with full security. It’ s unique features make it best among all. You can not only transfer the files but you can also send, receive, forward or delete SMS. Amazing, No?

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Features:

  • Supports https connection
  • Provides sharing of clipboard text between desktop and device
  • Manages contacts and call logs
  • Provides freedom for customizing ringtones for notifications, alarms and phone calls
  • Facility to view Android screen  or even record a screencast
  • You can manage gallery, music and apps
  • Supports multiple language
  • Multi-tasking and batch processing

Requires:

  • Android version 2.1 and higher

4. File Expert

File Expert’s claim to fame is how powerful and easy it is. It manages your files and data on your Android device (whether it is mobile phones or tablets), PC’s  and even on cloud storage servers like Dropbox, Cubby, SkyDrive etc. Yes, File Expert speaks 19 languages! What I like most about is, it’s clean user interface without any ads. It possess an ultimate File Manager that performs almost all the operations including cut, copy, paste and more.

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Features:

  • DLNA and FTP Sharing
  • Allows you to select one app to access various cloud services
  • Powerful Text Editor and Image Viewer
  • Archive and app manager
  • Share My Contents,Web PC Suite,  Network Clients, One touch Clean and many more tools included
  • On the start page, you can access your external SD card and Phone Internal Storage
  • Theme support and  File Picker

Requires:

  • Android version 2.2 and higher

5. WiFi File Explorer

WiFi File Explorer is  versatile and efficient while offering  the sharing of file over Wi-Fi network and plenty of  other operations at the same time. Just install it and it will let you to manage all your files and for this you just need a web browser and a Wi-Fi connection. What makes it different is that with one click you can download entire directories. You can also browse files using your web browser and download it on your Android device. You can also download it’s paid version WiFi File Transfer Pro for more features.

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Features:

  • Provides search box to find any file on your device
  • Shortcut tabs available to view photos, music and videos stored on your device
  • Runs in background
  • Password protection and Visual indicators
  • Full support for thumbnails and special characters in file names

Requires:

  • Android version 1.6 and higher

6. Remote Web Desktop

And here comes another Wi-Fi sharing apps with it’s simple features that really work flawlessly. It is famous for the convenience it offers. It is good that along with the Wi-Fi file sharing, you are also allowed to remotely control and manage your Android device over a USB or even 4G/3G/2G connection. So, access your device according to your ease. It’s quite amazing that it can turn your phone into a wireless camera. It’s a nice app to have.

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Features:

  • Media player and Gallery Viewer included
  • Support Desktop SMS, fake SMS, long and group messages
  • Includes Wi-Fi Keyboard and contact manager
  • Allows to make calls from PC
  • Provides tools like Logcat

Requires:

  • Android version 1.6 and higher

7. Wireless File Transfer Lite

Wireless File Transfer is developed by Lextel Technology that let’s you to send files to and from your Android device over a Wi-Fi network. Though, it’s been a long time since it’s last update has made but thankfully, it still works good.

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Features:

  • Upload and download files to and from the device
  • One-click-install feature included
  • Easy and simple

Requires:

  • Android version 1.5 and up

8. Kies Air

Kies Air is another a nice app that comes up with it’s diverse functions. With it, you can transfer multimedia files, listen songs, send SMS and perform many other operations. It shows you a 4-digit pin on your mobile phone and by using it you can easily connect your device with your laptop or personal computer.

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Features:

  • PIMS management and file search
  • It asks permission before accessing your mobile phone data
  • Ensures integrity of your data
  • Allows you to listen songs

Requires:

  • Android version 2.2 – 4.1

9. WebSharing File/Media Sync

Simple, easy and fast, this app has it all. Install it and start transferring the files wirelessly. It allows you to transfer entire folders at once. Try it and experience it yourself.

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Features:

  • Bulk upload or download
  • Stream music to computers and view photos or videos
  • WebDAV Server

Requires:

  • Android version 1.5 and up
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