Send to WP7 hits back with Desktop app
Yesterday we covered the updated Browser to WP7, which enabled the ability to send photos to your device via your browse with one-click. Browser to WP7 had not only gained ground, but passed the original Send to WP7 by Dave Amenta in terms of features.
Well, it looks like Amenta wasn't sitting idly but instead was working on a robust and impressive desktop app that includes the ability to send:
Huzzah...all through this one program and with a simple click. It is integrated via Explorer and basically uploads your file to a free cloud service that then pushes to your phone. You can also write a long email or SMS and send it through your phone as well, making your netbook a great "companion device' (hello Foleo (opens in new tab)!). Anyways, you can give an early version a shot if you're so inclined. All we know is this sounds fantastic and so far, we're digging it. You?
Source: @davux (opens in new tab)
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Got this one just after purchasing Browser to WP7....I think I prefer this one.
This app just too an amazing leap. Use a secure cloud service (Lve?) and I would pay for this, not even a question.
lame. why not just use zune?
You can write and send long emails through Zune? I wasn't aware. Same with Docs? Man, I must really be missing something. Oh what's that, not all of us can install Zune on our work computers but a standalone .exe I can? I hadn't thought of it that way...Yeah, there's quite a few reasons why this is nice to have.
While this app certainly closes a huge gap that Microsoft hasn't filled, something just seems so horribly wrong that personal files have to transit "the cloud" to get to a user's private phone. Is anyone else bothered by this lack of a direct file transfer capability between a user's PC and a Windows Phone?
Kinda. But understand, this is a preview/in development release, not the final build. In fact, Dave just tweeted some info regarding what you mentioned:"Thinking of other S2WP7Desktop storage options; dropbox (setup needed), start a local webserver (would be wifi-only), use ftp (geeky).Obviously I'd like to ideally use SkyDrive or Mesh, but neither have APIs nor direct HTTP access without forms login."So he's looking for other solutions, just a matter of finding one.
Simple Web Server already exists to move Office, PDF and Photos from your PC to phone via WiFi. Not pretty but it works.