There are many ways to share files between computer and iOS devices. But there is only one official method to do this, and that is via iTunes. This iTunes method works great for many of us, but if you’re searching for a quick and simple way to share and transfer files between iOS devices and computer, then here’s an app for iPhone and iPad.
Transfer/Share Files Over WiFi Between iPhone/iPad and Computer
WebDisk is one such really useful app available on Apple’s App Store that can be used to share files between iOS devices and desktop computer over Wi-Fi network.
Apart from uploading and downloading files, this app is also a document viewer. It let’s you view files directly on your iOS device which supports formats like MP3, iWorks, Microsoft Office, RTF, PDF files, images, TXT and CSV. This means that you can open mostly every received files in the app itself.
How WebDisk Works
After installing the app, you can see its simple and clean interface. Before proceeding further, make sure that “Enable web access” is set to ON. There are only two pages – one for “Settings” and other for “Files”.
The “Settings” page comes with two options. You can enter a password for secure file transfer in this app, but you’ll also need to enter the same password on the web interface also. Anyone willing to access the files will also need to enter the password that you’ve entered in the app’s interface.
To access WebDisk from your computer, simply open the address in your browser which you can see in the “Settings” page. This will open WebDisk’s browser interface. Next, to send files to your iOS device, click on “Choose file” and then select the file that you want to share. Once the file is selected, don’t forget to click on the “Upload” button. Sending the file by using the web interface is really fast. During testing, a 10 MB MP3 file was instantly sent and displayed in the iPad. This process is fast because this app uses WiFi network to send/receive the file and does not uses internet.
As you can see in the below screenshot, the “Files” page displays all the files sent from the computer. The file is instantly displayed in this list once sent from PC or Mac.
WebDisk is available as a free app for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch. When it comes to sharing files between computer and iPad/iPhone, then this is one hassle free app. Give it a shot from below link.