No Internet connection, Bluetooth or USB cables. SHAREit doesn't need any of them to be able to share files between your PC and other devices, whether desktop computers, laptops or mobile devices of the likes of smartphones and tablets.
How SHAREit works
Now that you know what it is, it's time to explain how to use this extremely simple program. It just creates a WiFi access point that nearby devices can connect to. The latter must also have installed the corresponding application on their operating system (Windows, macOS, iOS, Windows Phone or Android) and access permission must have been granted. Once both devices are synchronized, you can start transferring files by simply browsing through folders and dragging and dropping files onto the corresponding interface.
In other words, if you had an Android smartphone you'll need to install the APK and create an access network, whether from your mobile device to connect your PC to it, or from your computer to carry out the transfers in the opposite direction. Both options are perfectly valid.
Wave goodby to cables, to carrying around USB memory sticks, and to uploading files to Google Drive or Dropbox.
The truth is that it's a very practical system if you want to transfer a file as quickly as possible and, especially, if you don't want to have to use any kind of middleman as is the case of cloud storage services of the likes of OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, and many others.
This system has been developed and is maintained by the computer, telephone and hardware manufacturer Lenovo, and comes along with the following main features:
- Transfer all sorts of files regardless of their size.
- Connect any device: desktop computers, laptops, smartphones, tablets...
- No Internet connection, cables, data plans or Bluetooth required: simply create a WiFi hotspot.
- Offers us the possibility to explore files and folders remotely.
- Speed transfers of up to 200 MB per second.
- Possibility to control PowerPoint transfers remotely from a mobile device.
Thus, you can instantly transfer all the photos taken from your phone to your PC to save them or edit them, just like you can also move your entire music collection to your phone with a simple drag&drop gesture. Now, that's what I call productivity.