WeTransfer Brings More Competition To Android Cloud Segment

A new app called WeTransfer has made its way over from iOS, and the basic idea behind it is to allow users to not only transfer files, but also to save and share photos, videos and more, all organized into boards for easy grouping and sharing. You start off by uploading a file, or taking a picture or video to post to your first board. This board can have any name you want, and you can add in special notes. From there, you can upload any type of file, add in pictures and videos, and rearrange things as you see fit. When you've got the board in passable shape, you can grab a quick link in the app to instantly share it, and anybody with the link will be able to see all the contents of the board.

This mobile app lends itself to a wide variety of use cases. You can set up a group board for contributing to a project, you can set up folders full of different types of files to share with peers, or you can just use the boards to organize pictures and files into ideas to present to others. You can, of course, keep a board private and use it to organize your own thoughts and related materials, making any project from creating a video game to building your dream home that much easier, from a reference and file storage standpoint.

WeTransfer has been around since 2009 in some form or another, but the platform has not made its way to Android until now. It joins a large suite of other productivity and sharing apps, and competes almost directly with Google Drive. The big draw of this app, of course, is the fact that boards can contain just about any type of file, and the items on a board can be arranged by hand to make things more aesthetically pleasing or coherent than simply sending over a folder from another sharing app. This also brings it above many of its peers, who limit sharing and grouping of items in other ways, such as only letting users upload certain types of files.

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