The humble mobile phone has gone on from being a device where you can simply communicate through calls and texts to one where you can capture photos, store data files, and even browse the internet. While its as easy as pie to capture photos and videos, transferring them to a PC or other mobile device has always been a bit of a bother. Photosync is an app that’s just arrived on Android and attempts to make this task easier over WiFi or Bluetooth. Let’s take a look at how the app works.
Photosync App Review
PhotoSync lets you move, backup and share your photos and videos over the air. All you need to do is tap one or more photos or videos to select them for transfer, then hit the sync button and choose your transfer location. Installing the free PhotoSync companion app for PC should make the transfer process between the two, a lot easier.
After you download the app and open it up, you will see all the images in your gallery displayed in a grid-like format. You can tap on an image to select it or long press on one image and then tap another image to select all images between the two tapped images.
Once you have the requisite files for transfer, just hit the Red Sync button at the top of the screen. In the next screen, hit Send and choose Computer or Phone/Tablet to select your choice of transfer location.
PhotoSync should automatically detect a device, but if it doesn’t, you can manually enter an IP address. This can be a bit of a hassle, so its much much easier to do the transfer using the Photosync companion app. You can download the companion app from over here.
Just run through the wizard to install the app. It will show up in the system tray and you can right-click the icon to open up its menu and view its settings.
Move Files and Photos from PC to Android
To send photos from your PC, open up the application menu and choose Send photos/videos.
You can also activate the Drag and Drop area and move files to your Android device by quickly dragging stuff to the tiny section that shows up in the notification area.
The device you want to send your files to will automatically displayed in the Select Device dialog box. If it doesn’t appear, you must ensure that your mobile device is connected to to the same Wi-Fi network as your PC.
The transfer process is quick and convenient and your files will become available in the PhotoSync folder in the Pictures library.
You can use PhotoSync to move photos and videos between your Android device and your iOS device and Mac too, but remember that you’ll need to use the companion app for easy and convenient transfer.
Ensure that you have Android 4.0.3 or higher before installing the app on your Android. The companion app will work on Windows XP SP 2 or higher, Windows Vista , Windows 7 or Windows 8 .
PhotoSync is a great alternative to Dropbox and if you are in the habit of frequently moving photos and videos back and forth between devices, I suggest you give the app a try. The app is free to use but is ad-supported. The ads are hardly intrusive but if you wish to lose them you can remove them via the Settings section (In-App-Purchases) for just under a dollar.