5 Best Android apps to transfer files from Android to PC quickly



Many times we need to transfer files from smartphones to our laptop/desktop or vice versa. Files can be photos, music, videos, presentation, or PDF. Most of the users connect the smartphone to the laptop via USB cable and then transfer files. This works but it is not a quick way. You need first find the USB cable, connect your phone and then explore different files to look for the file you want to transfer. To make this whole process easier, there are few android apps that let you connect your smartphone to a desktop over Wi-Fi and transfer files quickly. In this article, I will talk about those apps. Take a look at these apps which lets you remotely access files of your Android device from the desktop.

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Best Android apps to transfer files from Android to PC

1. AirDroid


AirDroid is a popular app to access your smartphone remotely from your PC. So, you do not need to connect your smartphone with a PC to transfer files. You can remotely transfer files from your PC to phone or phone to PC. Airdroid also lets you use a smartphone’s camera remotely. You can also call or send SMS from your smartphone remotely using the AirDroid app. You have any new notifications on your smartphone, it will show you on the desktop.

You can also import/export APK files.

Download Airdroid

2. Pushbullet


Pushbullet is very similar to Airdroid. It also lets you access your smartphone remotely via desktop. You can check notifications and access files. You can copy files on your smartphone to your desktop and vice versa. You can also check the notification and reply to call and SMS from the desktop using Pushbullet.

Download PushBullet

3. Portal


Portal is an interesting app that lets you transfer files from your computer to your smartphone quickly. It has easy to use drag and drop file upload mechanism. The app uses a WiFi connection for the filer transfer. So, all the files you transfer from your phone to PC won’t be counted toward your mobile data limit. Open portal.pushbullet.com and then use the mobile app to scan the QR code. Then you can send files from your smartphone to your PC.

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4. SuperBeam


SuperBeam is also a good app that lets you share files from your mobile phone to PC and vice versa. You just need to install the app on your phone and software on your PC. It offers fast Fata transfer speed. You can transfer photos, videos, zip files, APK’s, contacts, and other kinds of files. It also keeps a history of all transfers.

Download SuperBeam

5. Google Drive

Google Drive app comes in Android. You can use Google Drive cloud storage to transfer files from PC to Mobile and vice versa. If you want to transfer a file from your smartphone to a desktop, upload that file on Google Drive from your smartphone. Then from PC, open Google Drive and download the file. Similarly, you can transfer files from desktop to smartphone.

You can also use other good cloud storage apps, but I added Google Drive because it comes by default. So, you will not have to install any other cloud storage apps.

Also see: Free Cloud Storage Services

Final Words

As I just made the list of 5 apps, a few goods apps are also not on the list. SHAREit (Banned in India) is also one of the good apps that let you transfer files from Android to desktop without limiting to slow speed. But the recent update on the SHAREit app has started showing videos and video notifications now irritate a lot of people. You can use any of these apps to quickly transfer files from mobile to PC without losing the quality.

Other ways of transferring files from PC to mobile phones include share to email share to chat or use Bluetooth. I personally use WhatsApp to share a file from PC to desktop. I have a secondary WhatsApp account just for this. I open the WhatsApp desktop and send the file to that WhatsApp account. Then I download the file on the mobile phone. Same to transfer file from mobile phone to desktop.

If you have anything to ask, you can always leave it in the comment.