Suppose you need to send a large file to someone over the Internet or quickly transfer a file between your two devices. One of the more convenient methods is the free Send Anywhere service.
This overview is about using Send Anywhere on devices with different operating systems, the methods offered by the service for sending large files, and additional information that may be useful.
Send Anywhere File Transfer App
Send Anywhere is available for free for all standard operating systems – Windows, Mac OS, Linux, Android, and iOS. There are also some additional options, such as a plugin for Outlook. You can find the application in the official Android and iOS stores or on the official website https://send-anywhere.com/file-transfer
After installing the application on the desired device, you can start transferring files right away. Without registration, such a transfer and subsequent receipt of the file will look like this (with no limit on the file size):
Run Send Anywhere on the device that is sending the file. The image below is an Android device. On the Send tab, select (long hold for Android) the files you want to send. Pay attention to the category tabs at the top of the application window – if the file you are sending does not apply to photos, videos, audio, and applications, scroll to the Files section to select any file. It will be enough to either drag the files to the “Send” section or click on the “Plus” button and select the files to send from the desired folders on a computer.
After selecting the file, click Submit. A 6-digit code and a 10-minute QR code will be automatically generated, which must be used to receive it on another device.
On another device: if this is a mobile device, open the “Receive” section in the application and enter the code (or, if you are nearby, remove the QR code), and if receiving via Send Anywhere on your computer, enter the code in the Receive section…
A list of files to download will be displayed (not all can be selected), and all you have to do is click the Download button to get the file.
To use the Share Link function (when using it, the file is uploaded to the Send Anywhere server and is stored for 48 hours, the free version is limited to 10 GB), you need to register in advance and log in with your account. This can be done in the “My Link” section of the mobile application and programs on a PC or laptop.
Using the method described in steps 1-4, the transfer occurs without storage on the Send Anywhere server but between devices over the Internet.
Please note: in the version of Send Anywhere for Android, there is a switch at the top of the Send Anywhere main screen – if you enable it, then sending can be carried out via Wi-Fi Direct between nearby devices that support this type of transfer. It may be faster and does not require internet access. However, it may not work on all devices.
Sending and receiving files in Send Anywhere without installing an app
The main page of the Send Anywhere website https://send-anywhere.com/ allows you to send and receive files without installing a program on a computer or an application on a mobile device, that is, online in a browser. This can be useful if the person you are sending the file does not want to install the program or if the transfer of a large file is required only once.
Please note that the panel for sending and receiving files is not displayed in the official site’s mobile version. However, if you enable the PC version in the mobile browser (for example, you can do this in the Google Chrome menu on Android and iPhone), it will appear and work.