Sending files on Android might seem difficult, but it’s actually very simple with the right tool. This applies for sending files between any internet-connected devices: Android to iOS, Windows, Apple, Linux, Windows Phone - this method will work for all of them.
(And we mean all of them: Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, Jelly Bean, KitKat, Lollipop, Marshmallow, and Nougat. It doesn’t matter which confection-based Android OS version your devices uses.)
ShareByLink is an online service, accessible from any device with a web browser. It works by uploading your file to ShareByLink’s servers, hosted in North American datacenters, and creating a Sharing Link. This Sharing Link can be used to download the file, and anyone with this sharing link can access the file.
It’s easy to use: Just upload your file, and then send the link to whatever devices or people you want to be able to download the file.
Your Sharing Link will have the following format:
Once the system creates the link, you can use it right away to start downloading. Just don’t forget to finish uploading your file.
By default, your files are retained for 30 days on ShareByLink’s secure servers, but you are welcome to remove them sooner.
Simon Lightstone is a programmer, blogger and contributor to the ShareByLink project.