SHAREit is a free application for transferring files between devices that support the Wi-Fi protocol. Users can use it to transfer files of any type, including photos, videos, music, contacts, applications, etc. The program was developed by the eponymous company SHAREit Technologies Co. Ltd and is available in 45 languages, including Russian, English, Spanish, French, Arabic and Chinese. The software can send any type of files from one device to another at high speed, with no mobile data required.
SHAREit is a free application to transfer files between devices that support the Wi-Fi protocol. Users can use it to transfer files of any type, such as photos, videos, music, contacts, applications, GIFs etc. SHAREit was developed by Lenovo and allows Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS devices to transfer files directly over an ad hoc wireless network. To use it, you only need to choose between "Send" and "Receive". The application supports thirty-nine languages, such as Portuguese, Spanish, French, Arabic and Chinese. It was originally launched in China in June 2012 under the name Anyshare. Leads the top most downloaded apps, beating competitors like Xender, Zapya, Share Apps and SuperBeam. The main advantage of SHAREit is the ability to transfer data much higher compared to the Bluetooth protocol and even NFC. In this regard, Lenovo decided to develop an application that can transfer files using the protocol Wi-Fi Direct.
The application allows devices running Windows, Windows Phone, Android and iOS to transfer files directly via a wireless ad-hoc network.
The main advantage of the program is a much higher data transfer rate compared to the Bluetooth protocol and even NFC. The data transfer is absolutely safe, given the type of connection that is used to transfer files. Prior to the advent of SHAREit and similar applications, the best way to transfer files was via Bluetooth or a USB flash drive. In the case of Bluetooth, the data transfer speed was unsatisfactory, and the use of USB-drives had a negative experience associated with the infection of devices to which USB-drives containing malicious programs are connected. This has been noted by various renowned universities and even magazines such as WIRED. In this regard, it was decided to develop an application that can transfer files using the Wi-Fi Direct protocol.
SHAREit is an alternative for wireless content transfer. The application has a built-in function for viewing photos stored on a mobile device from a computer. Users can directly control their phone using the PPT system.
CLONEit copies contacts, SMS/MMS messages, music, videos, applications and other data from an old device to a new one.
About the program
The software was created by Lenovo and is intended for wireless data transfer to any device running Windows, Macintosh, Windows Phone, Android and iOS via wireless ad-hoc network. The program is available in 39 languages, including English, Russian, Spanish, Italian, Chinese, Arabic and more. The program was first introduced in China in June 2012 under the name Anyshare. Shares downloads of its competitors Xender, Zapya Share Apps, Superbes, PushbulletThere is a clear advantage. In addition to data transfer, the software provides CLONEit, CLEANit, SHAREit SD (Wi-Fi SD card), LISTENit, LOCKit and CONTROL. The most convenient and secure way to transfer data before the creation of this application and the like was Bluetooth or USB flash memory. Bluetooth is lame in speed, and USB flash memory is more likely to get malicious viruses from the connected device. Such reports have been published in many universities and magazines. That's why Lenovo decided to create a file transfer application using Wi-Fi Direct. Shared-year 2017, the program provided by the 4.0.8 version of logo we can see some slight changes, that is, three triangles instead of three straight lines. An important feature of SHAREit is that it creates a direct wireless connection where up to 5 devices can be connected, which creates a small network.
In addition to its first application - SHAREit, SHAREit Technologies Co. Ltd has developed and supports a family of applications on one platform:
- CLONEit - copies contacts, SMS messages, MMS messages, music, videos, applications and other data from one old phone to a new one.
Malicious application or spyware problem
In 2017, the Indian government announced a list of applications, including SHAREit, on Android and iOS, which, according to intelligence agencies, are spyware. SHAREit denies this charge, releasing an official statement.
The advantages and disadvantages of the program
One of the disadvantages of SHAREit is its ability to run on many platforms, and it is necessary to change network settings on different devices each time. The program will not tell you that you have to configure your Wi-Fi settings. The program creates a "hot spot" when sending files, which can be configured through the program settings. The program is often stuck or has problems with work. Lack of instructions for use makes it a bit difficult to use.
The disadvantages of the program are:
- less instruction,
- does not always work,
- the possibility of stiffening,
- restart the connection for new submissions.
The program can transfer data of any type and format from one device to another. They can be images, music, audio, video files, programs and more. The benefits of the program are:
- high speed (up to 20 M/s),
- ability to send any files,
- able to work on many platforms and so on.
You do not need a separate license for the program. The program is currently around 5-10 MB and has been downloaded more than 500 million times from the Play Market as of 2017. This service copies contacts, SMS- MMS messages, music, pictures, programs and more from the old device.