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Review: Instashare streamlines moving files between iOS devices and your Mac

Share your files with a drag of the finger to any iOS device or Mac with a client.

Instashare manages to stand out among the increasingly crowded number of file transfer and backup apps on the App Store. That alone makes it worth downloading for anyone with multiple iOS devices and desktop computers, but it also works seamlessly when sharing files with other users. While there are some hiccups in execution and we noticed some small performance issues, this is one of the better options currently available for what it does.

Instashare requires you to have the client installed on any device with which you want to share. However, unlike other clients, Instashare is designed to be integrated into your systems. So you can use it by holding down your finger on any file on your iPad or iPhone. You can also see other devices in your area with Instashare installed and drag files to instantly share them. So it is both untethered and instant, something that a file sharing tool needs to offer to be useful in an increasingly wireless world. We noticed a lag in some shares and the app doesn't always recognize other devices right away, but the convenience factor is high enough to ignore those small hiccups.

If you are looking for a multidevice solution for sharing files across your iPad, iPhone, and desktop computers, Instashare is a good one to check out. It works quickly, is seamlessly integrated into your system, and is available for every platform, making it a solid tool for almost any user.

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