If you wanted to share or transfer a photo from a phone to a local PC, you might have used a cloud-based service. Now there's a faster way to do it with Flick. The company has recently launched a Windows Phone app that allows for a local Wi-Fi connection to share documents, photos and videos from that phone to a Windows, Android or iOS device with a quick flick.
"No longer is there any need for trying to connect via complex file systems, locating directories and files to share. You just Flick it! One of the really cool features is Auto Destruct! You can set images or notes you send to your friends to auto destruct after a set amount of time. No more embarrassing photos or notes floating around! Great fun...."
"The app uses your local WiFi connection to connect devices and share files with other devices on your network. Photos, videos and documents are available from within the app. Any type of file can be shared.
Here's a list of the features for the Windows Phone version.
- Flick photos, videos, notes, and documents to Apple, Windows, and Android devices
- Pick files to send from anywhere on your device, including cloud storage
- Broadcast files, photos or notes to all connected devices
- Set photos, notes and other documents to Auto Destruct
- Save received photos to your library
- Take a photo directly within the app
- Save documents received to your device or cloud storage
- Choose your own wall paper for your Flicktop
- Add files to your Flicktop directly from Dropbox
If you have a Windows PC, you will need to download the Windows desktop app to "flick" from Windows Phone to that PC.