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Instashare Air Drop - Transfer files the easy way for iOS

By Lukas Foldyna Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Jun 6, 2013

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.4.0

- Improved photo library

- Updated for new devices

- Fixed background transfers

General

Release September 28, 2017
Date Added September 28, 2017
Version 2.4.0

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74

Popularity

Total Downloads 2,311
Downloads Last Week 0
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Developer's Description

ransfer files the easy way, just drag & drop the file and we will handle the rest. Like Apple AirDrop, but works and on all major platforms and computers that don't support AirDrop. With millions of downloads in the App Store, thousands of happy users and millions of photo and file transfers, this app is a necessary tool for your iOS device. SIMPLE FILE SHARING. You don't need to be tech-savvy to share files, photos or videos. AIRDROP SUPPORT FOR OLDER DEVICES. It adds Airdrop-like transfer capability to older devices without official support for Airdrop, like your older Mac or iOS devices with iOS 6. SIMPLE TO USE. No need to pair devices or set up a transfer to send files or photos. Designed for quick and easy sharing of files, photos, and videos from your other device, photos and videos are automatically saved to the 'Camera roll' album. NO REGISTRATION. Just open the app and start sharing files, holiday photos, or family videos - no need to enter emails or passwords. NO FILE TYPE LIMITS. You can transfer any file type, no restrictions. MP3s, images, PDFs, presentations, and way more. PHOTOS AND VIDEOS. Instashare preserves photo metadata in all transfer directions (EXIF information, location, etc). Transfer in full resolution. WORKS WITHOUT INTERNET. You don't need to be connected to the internet, just use a local wi-fi or Bluetooth (iOS and OS X only) to transfer files. BUILT-IN EXTENSION. You can use Instashare with various apps thanks to the system built-in extension - share pictures from Photo library, links from Safari, and other files straight from 3rd party apps. CLIPBOARD TRANSFER. Stop retyping long URLs and so on. Just copy and transfer it in a few seconds. Drag a clipboard item & drop it on the device - it will be automatically copied to clipboard on the device. SECURE. Files and photos are sent only between your devices, without making a copy somewhere in the Cloud. They never leave your local wi-fi network, keeping your files and photos safe. IOS DEVICE WAKEUP. No need to manually open the mobile app to transfer a file or clipboard to device - just wait a few seconds for the device to appear. DOWNLOAD MOBILE APPS FOR FREE. Versions for other platforms available at instashareapp.com. REQUIREMENTS. To transfer files and photos between two devices, both of them need to have this app installed. Mobile apps are free, desktop apps are paid. Access to a properly configured wi-fi network (or bluetooth between iOS and OS X) is required for this app to work. Some public or private wi-fi networks may be configured to block communication between devices, preventing the transfer connection to be established. You don't need to use the latest device or OS available, works with older systems as well, from iOS 6, iPad 2 or iPhone 4. Videos on how the app works at instahsareapp.com and app support at support. twomanshow. co.