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.
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.
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.