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Transfer Photos And Videos Over Local WiFi Using PhotoSync

April 7, 2014 - Written By Justin Diaz

Transferring photos has become ten times easier over the years, with flash drives, and microSD cards, Bluetooth, NFC, and cloud storage options like Dropbox, Google Drive, and Box just to name a few. While moving photos through the cloud is likely the easiest option of everything so far up to this point, initiating the transfer of those photos not only requires you to have a cloud storage account set up for whatever service you’re using, but you’ll have to at least keep those photos in your storage for a time while you get them to where you wanted them during the transfer.

If you wanted an easier way to transfer photos to multiple devices though there’s now a way to do that. With an app/service called PhotoSync. PhotoSync basically transfers your photos over your local wifi network, instead of through the cloud and syncing those photos to your cloud storage account. The photos send quickly and easily over the wireless network, and all you need to take advantage of this is the android app if your transferring to and from android devices, and either the companion app for the desktop, or a browser that supports the transfer of the service. The best part is that photos and videos that you transfer with PhotoSync are transferred with all metadata in tact, and at full resolution, so no quality is lost in the transfer.

You aren’t limited to using Photosync with your local wifi network either, as you can also use it with a personal mobile hotspot which makes it easy to use on the go if you need to transfer photos from your smartphone to your tablet, or laptop. Since things transfer over your local wifi connection or a mobile hotspot, they never leave your local network or go over the internet which makes for more of a secure use. The app is free to use for the most basic features, but a pro version list of features is available through an IAP, which allows for a more full featured experience with things like quick quick transfer, built in web browser to access all your photos/videos, an integrated viewer, and support for RAW files. If you want to go pro with PhotoSync it’ll only set you back a mere $1.49.