SHAREit is a popular file sharing and transfer service that works over your local WiFi. The free service is pretty clever and easy to use requiring no sign ups and local sharing with people who also use SHAREit as it is on iOS, Android, and PC as well.
The version for Windows Phone (or at least one of them, more on that below) is now updated to version 1.7 (up from 126.96.36.199) and with it comes a UI refresh that better aligns with the Windows 10. It's good timing too as people have been complaining a bit about the dated design for the app and with this refresh, the app is now a Windows 10 Mobile app through and through.
Functionally, however, there do not seem to be any new features to report on.
Here is where things get confusing, however.
If you are on Windows Phone 8.1, the version in the Store for you is still 188.8.131.52, and you will not see an update today.
If you are Windows 10 Mobile you will get an update to version 1.7, which is the new Windows 10 Mobile app with a refreshed minimalist UI.
To make things even more confusing, there are actually two separate listings for SHAREit with one being at version 184.108.40.206 and an old panorama style UI. That makes three apps of SHAREit, which is rather hilarious. Why so many? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Your best bet is just to follow the Store link below and download whichever one matches your OS.
Unfortunately, the Windows Phone version – any of them – still lack many features that the Android one has like remote connecting to a PC on the same network to view or share files, photo backup and more. So while the app is ideal for passing on pictures, contacts, videos, and more, it can't do some of the cooler things as far as we know.
As a bonus, if you are on Windows for PC you can grab version 3.5 of their desktop app right here from their site.
Thanks, Lokesh, and Joenar, for the tips!