Zapya - File Transfer, Sharing 4.4

Quickly send large files to other devices on your network with just a few taps

  • Vote:
    5.7 (19)
  • Category:

    Files

  • Version:

    4.4

  • Works under:

    Android 4.3 / Android 4.2.2 / Android 4.2.1 / Android 4.2 / Android 4.1.2 / Android 4.1.1 / Android 4.1 / Android 4.0 / Android 3.3 / Android 3.2 / Android 3.1 / Android 3.0 / Android 2.3 / Android 2.2

  • Also available for:

    Windows

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free

File sharing has been around since the Internet first started, but like most things, it has become more and more advanced over the years, and now there are apps like Zapya that provide the best in P2P sharing, all from the comfort and safety of an Android device.

An Overview of Zapya

File sharing and peer-to-peer systems are not that complex to understand. Let's say you have two computers, A and B, and on computer A there's a music file. From there, computer A's files can be put online to be downloaded by computer B. That's really all there is to P2P sharing, though legal issues, hacking issues, proxies, and much more can get in the way to complicate things, and that's why an app like Zapya is so popular among Android users. What it does, in a nutshell, is that it creates a safe and easy way for P2P files to be exchanged. This particular program hasn't skyrocketed in popularity like Napster way back in the day, but at almost half a million downloads, it is becoming a more popular alternative to some of the other systems out there. Developed by DewMobile and available as freeware, Zapya might be worth a try if you're an Android user looking for a quality P2P program.

This app allows for the quick transfer of large files, but where it really wins out is in its security. When it connects between devices, it basically creates its own network, which allows for a safe transfer process that limits the risks of outside hackers getting into your system. Not only is it a good choice for P2P in general, but it's also a great file-sharing system for individual users with two or more devices. For instance, you can use your Android smartphone and transfer all relevant files to your tablet or to another phone. So you wouldn't necessarily have to just deal with other people's files. You can actually use this system for your own storage and transfiguring needs.

Features of Zapya

The first thing you're likely to notice about this app is its relative ease of use. There are no complicated features, and setup is a breeze. You simply install this app like any other app you have, and from there you'll be taken to the interface screen and view the easy controls. You will see the file-sharing functions, a built-in media player, and other options that are pretty self explanatory. From there, you can choose a network with which to share and transfer. Whether this network is your own, via another device, or someone else using the same app, it's as simple as connecting and sharing. Just keep in mind that you won't know everyone on the other end of this app. So before you start sharing your personal files or connecting to networks, make sure you know what's waiting on the other end.

Pros and Cons of Zapya

Pros

  • Free to download and use
  • Small file size and footprint
  • Rather large network of users
  • Can use as personal storage/transfer app

Cons

  • Can be unsafe if not careful
  • Groups of users are limited on the network

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