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Stop me if you’ve heard this one before. You have a large file that you want to send to someone, but it’s too big for email. So, you open up Dropbox or some other cloud storage service. What if you could share large files without the need of Dropbox, or AirDrop, or email, or any of that?

Weafo is an app extension that lets you transfer files to a recipient on the same Wi-Fi network using a designated web address. Select the file you want. Tap the Share icon. Tell the recipient the address. You’re done.

With this app extension, you don’t have to be using compatible devices. You don’t need to use iTunes File Sharing or a USB connection. You don’t even need to open a separate app.

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Thanks to iOS 8’s App Extension feature, anything you can share, you can share via Weafo. Send directions from Maps, contact cards, PDFs, web links, photos, videos, and more. Just tap the Share icon and select Weafo from the available options.

You can create a login and password requirement so only the person or people you give the credentials to can access the information. Then, give the recipients the address that was created.

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When they enter the information into a web browser, they will be able to either download the files directly, or download a zip file to save space and time.

I didn’t try to max out the file size. The app summary notes that you can transfer large size files, but does not mention whether there is a limit to the size. I can say that I sent three two-minute videos, which I wouldn’t have been able to do through email or SMS.

Because the recipients access the files via a web browser, any device running any operating system can access it. They just need to be connected to the same Wi-Fi network that your iOS device is on.

Unfortunately, the app does not work in the reverse. You can’t send a movie or album to your iOS device from your desktop using Weafo. For that, you will still need another sharing service.

Weafo is available on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch for free. Download it in the App Store today.

  • basilis

    So we stick with Insta share which is cross platform too… Pointless article,just to advertise.

    • coybit

      Hi. I’m from Weafo team. Instashare is cross platform but:
      1. You need to install InstaShare on both devices.
      2. You can’t send files to more than on device at a time.
      3. It doesn’t compress files before sending

      • titi

        مرسى و خسته نباشيد

      • coybit

        You’re welcome

      • rimzan

        Scanbot will support weafo extensions ?

      • coybit

        Yes. Swipe right the scanned document and tap on the Share button.
        You can use Weafo wherever there is a Share button 🙂

      • rimzan

        i cant see weafo extension

      • coybit

        1. Tap on More button

        2. Turn on Weafo switch

      • basilis

        U didn’t mention any disadvantage though.

  • Whitney Mamaradlo

    This will be a very useful app. Thanks a bunch!!!

  • arvindb02

    That’s an ugly icon…

  • Philet Mignon

    I think I’ll stick with using Send Anywhere, since you can send files to any device regardless of being on the same wifi connection.