Review: Bump eases transfer of contacts, apps, and photos to another gadget

Tap your phone to share files and contacts quickly and without using a cord.

Bump gives you a fresh, fun, new way to transfer your contacts, files, or anything else from your phone to another gadget. In addition to moving items between your own devices, it's a great way to exchange contact info. with others as long as they have the app installed, as well.

The idea behind this app is that you can transfer files by tapping your phone with another phone, tablet, or even a computer. These files can be anything from your contact information to an app suggestion and can even be a photo, song, or video. The only catch is that the receiving gadget needs to have Bump installed, too. With more than 10 million downloads, it's a safe bet that a few of the people you meet and want to trade phone numbers with will have it set up. Even if they don't, it only takes a few seconds to get started, especially if you use Facebook Connect. The app lets you completely customize your contact card so the person receiving it doesn't have to change a thing. The app's namesake feature -- the Bump transfer -- usually works without problems. During testing, one bump was all it took to get the file to transfer, regardless of what we tried to transfer.

Bump could very easily become the go-to way to transfer information on the go. It's easy to use, works well, and we think it's pretty cool all around. Set up your account now so you can be in on the ground floor.

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