Turning inner space into outer space

May 30, 2014

Transfer photos between mobile and desktop over Wifi

If you’re looking for an easier way to transfer photos from your mobile device to a desktop computer, you might want to try one of the many apps available that do this over a Wifi or Bluetooth connection.

I downloaded one from the App Store called Photo Transfer Pro, and was able to easily send a photo from an iPhone to a MacBook in a few taps. It was a bit awkward typing in a URL (provided by the app) in a web browser to access the photo, but otherwise everything went smoothly.

Photo Transfer Pro also allows you to transfer photos from the desktop to mobile.

I tried this app because it was being offered free for a limited time. There are plenty of others with similar names available — just do a search on “photo transfer” at your local app store. One called Photo Transfer App offers a free app for your desktop computer and a paid app for your mobile device. It’s available for all major platforms.

In the past I’ve always used email, which feels more like a workaround than a proper workflow. So I’ll be giving this app a go.