File Beam (Touch to Send)

File Beam (Touch to Send)


Ever wanted to send someone a document, a song, a video, or just about any type of file*?

With File Beam, you can!

You only need Android 4.1 installed on both devices (Jelly Bean), and that both devices have NFC.
File Beam uses Android's built in Android Beam™, so the receiver doesn't need to have any app installed, it should even work with other phones running other OSs (works with some Nokia phones with NFC hardware).

(Please note, files are sent over Bluetooth, NFC is just used to do the initial pairing)

This application has no icon! Use it by tapping the share button in any of your favourite apps (OI File Manager https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager recommended for sending arbitrary files)

Tested on:
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100)
- Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-i9300)
- Nexus 7 (grouper)
- Nokia N9 (RM-696) (Only as a receiver)

Permissions:
- Internet: ads, they can be disabled in settings.
- Read contacts: sending contacts using the app causes a crash without this, rest assured, the app doesn't read contacts unless you share a contact using the app.

Old changelog:
[1.1]
* Support sending multiple files at once, receiver will put all files in one folder.
* Due to the above, support sending Titanium Backup files (only easy import for now!)
* UI can be set to dialog mode in settings, this means the app you shared from will stay visible.
* Ads can be disabled for free in settings.
* Bug fixes.

[1.0]
* Initial release

* Android seems to be refusing to send some file types (such as .tar.gz archives), looking into this.

Recent changes:
[1.3]
* Allow users without a hardware menu key to open the overflow menu.
* Use proguard to lower APK size (app is still open source).

[1.2]
* Fix crash when the app can't get the file name.
* Users sending contacts with the app caused a crash because we didn't have the permission to handle contacts, permission added.
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Free
79
4.0
User ratings
2243
Installs
100,000+
Concerns
1
File size
489 kb
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About File Beam (Touch to Send)
Ever wanted to send someone a document, a song, a video, or just about any type of file*?

With File Beam, you can!

You only need Android 4.1 installed on both devices (Jelly Bean), and that both devices have NFC.
File Beam uses Android's built in Android Beam™, so the receiver doesn't need to have any app installed, it should even work with other phones running other OSs (works with some Nokia phones with NFC hardware).

(Please note, files are sent over Bluetooth, NFC is just used to do the initial pairing)

This application has no icon! Use it by tapping the share button in any of your favourite apps (OI File Manager https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.openintents.filemanager recommended for sending arbitrary files)

Tested on:
- Samsung Galaxy S4 (GT-I9500)
- Samsung Galaxy Note II (GT-N7100)
- Samsung Galaxy SIII (GT-i9300)
- Nexus 7 (grouper)
- Nokia N9 (RM-696) (Only as a receiver)

Permissions:
- Internet: ads, they can be disabled in settings.
- Read contacts: sending contacts using the app causes a crash without this, rest assured, the app doesn't read contacts unless you share a contact using the app.

Old changelog:
[1.1]
* Support sending multiple files at once, receiver will put all files in one folder.
* Due to the above, support sending Titanium Backup files (only easy import for now!)
* UI can be set to dialog mode in settings, this means the app you shared from will stay visible.
* Ads can be disabled for free in settings.
* Bug fixes.

[1.0]
* Initial release

* Android seems to be refusing to send some file types (such as .tar.gz archives), looking into this.

Recent changes:
[1.3]
* Allow users without a hardware menu key to open the overflow menu.
* Use proguard to lower APK size (app is still open source).

[1.2]
* Fix crash when the app can't get the file name.
* Users sending contacts with the app caused a crash because we didn't have the permission to handle contacts, permission added.
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 17, 2015
Must have app for nfc phones I have a Sony XPERIA M2 Dual and there is no default option to share files with Android beam. But this app does the job with ease. No matter which app you are using just hit share and choose Beam file and it's done. There are many developers who actually understand android problems and very few who try to solve them.... Definitely this guy's one of them... 👍
A Google User
Jul 23, 2015
App does not work
A Google User
Jun 28, 2015
I initially downloaded this app a long time ago as a replacement to Samsung's beam app. To this day on any ROM, this is my go-to NFC sharing app. Sure beats having to pair Bluetooth every time.
A Google User
Jun 9, 2015
Galaxy S4 Not use nfc this use blutooth
A Google User
May 22, 2015
NFC file transfer, works well most of the time