X-Link

X-Link


The aim of X-Link is to make the copying of files between devices within the same WiFi network simple.
Available devices will be detected automatically. No setup is required.

The network has to support multicast messages for this to work.

In addition to the Android app there is also a PC client available (see below).

To receive files form another device simply start the app and make sure the switch is turned on.
To send files use the share functionality of your file manager app or image gallery.

Please post questions into the following XDA Developers forum thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1526465

PC Client
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The PC client is a Java (Java 6 or higher is required) application that works in a similar way as the Android app.
To send a file, select a recipient from the drop-down box and drag&drop the file (or files) into the window.

The PC client was tested on Linux & Windows.
According to user reports the client also works on Mac OS X.

PC Downloads
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Client version: 0.8.5 beta
The PC client can be downloaded form here:
http://www.fun2code.de/downloads/xlink/XLinkClient.jar

The current Java version is available from Oracle:
http://www.java.com/

Recent changes:
- Added Base Directory preference.
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4.0
User ratings
367
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
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File size
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About X-Link
The aim of X-Link is to make the copying of files between devices within the same WiFi network simple.
Available devices will be detected automatically. No setup is required.

The network has to support multicast messages for this to work.

In addition to the Android app there is also a PC client available (see below).

To receive files form another device simply start the app and make sure the switch is turned on.
To send files use the share functionality of your file manager app or image gallery.

Please post questions into the following XDA Developers forum thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1526465

PC Client
------------
The PC client is a Java (Java 6 or higher is required) application that works in a similar way as the Android app.
To send a file, select a recipient from the drop-down box and drag&drop the file (or files) into the window.

The PC client was tested on Linux & Windows.
According to user reports the client also works on Mac OS X.

PC Downloads
-------------------
Client version: 0.8.5 beta
The PC client can be downloaded form here:
http://www.fun2code.de/downloads/xlink/XLinkClient.jar

The current Java version is available from Oracle:
http://www.java.com/

Recent changes:
- Added Base Directory preference.

User reviews of X-Link
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Jan 27, 2014
Really useful tool Fast.. Simple user interface... No problems working it with win 7 and my sgs4... Would be great if the transfer speed and estimated time was shown...
A Google User
Dec 29, 2013
Cool
A Google User
Sep 13, 2013
Very Easy to Use This is a very simple way to transfer files between your phones, tablets, and desktop / laptop machines. The PC client works flawlessly in Linux (and should work just as well on any platform with a JVM). It could use a service to put large transfers in the background (though it does keep working if you use something like SwipePad to launch another activity on top of it), and Tasker integration would be nice.
A Google User
Feb 24, 2013
Great potential Pros: Very easy to use, when it works. Cons: a. Worked in first and 4th attempts, but not in my second transfer (after a successful one). b. Receiver does not stay up like with bluetooth or NFC. You have to open the app before receiving. Ideally, it should leave a listener service broadcasting in my network (previously authorized AP only), and calling the receiving app when there is a push request. Of course, this should use very low battery, or for example, only work when connected to power. This service should turn of when wifi is off it when not connected in my home wifi. c. No background receiving. If you move to another app before it finishes the transfer the connection will drop. If you open the app you will not see any sign of this transfer anymore. d. No resume. If you retry sending a file for which the connection dropped it will start from the beginning. e. Not as critical as the above:No log of past transfers. It would be nice, to have assurance of successful transfers when you leave your device alone during a transfer. This is the most similar to the awesome Giver app in Linux. Great potential for paid app if the author demonstrates dedication to it.
A Google User
Feb 24, 2013
Great potential Pros: Very easy to use, when it works. Cons: a. Worked in first and 4th attempts, but not in my second transfer (after a successful one). b. Receiver does not stay up like with bluetooth or NFC. You have to open the app before receiving. Ideally, it should leave a listener service broadcasting in my network (previously authorized AP only), and calling the receiving app when there is a push request. Of course, this should use very low battery, or for example, only work when connected to power. This service should turn of when wifi is off it when not connected in my home wifi. c. No background receiving. If you move to another app before it finishes the transfer the connection will drop. If you open the app you will not see any sign of this transfer anymore. d. No resume. If you retry sending a file for which the connection dropped it will start from the beginning. e. Not as critical as the above:No log of past transfers. It would be nice, to have assurance of successful transfers when you leave your device alone during a transfer. This is the most similar to the awesome Giver app in Linux. Great potential for paid app if the author demonstrates dedication to it.