May 6, 2011
Android phones are perfect for anyone who spends a lot of time on the go. They can help you keep your life organized so you can stay productive no matter where you are or what you’re doing. Unfortunately, there’s no built in option to help you move all of your files around with you other than connecting the phone to your computer with a USB cable. Minus makes it easy to share files between multiple computers and phones so you can take all your files with you wherever you go, and share them with whoever you want.
It’s impossible to review Minus the app without also reviewing Minus the service, so lets start there. Minus makes it extremely easy to share documents, photos, audio files, or pretty much anything else you want with other people. Just drag the file into your web browser on your computer, or upload it from any app that handles files on your phone. Once the file is uploaded, Minus automatically generates a link to the file that you can share with anyone you want any way you’d like. You can even customize the link if you’d prefer to give it an easy-to-remember address.
The principles behind Minus make sharing files a snap – just upload, and share the automatically generated link. On the PC, it works flawlessly, unfortunately, the same can’t be said for the Android version. Downloading files works fine on the Android platform – after all, it’s just using the web browser to grab the file. Uploading is a different story. During my tests, several files failed to upload, one of which was less than 1MB in size. The problem didn’t present itself as often over wifi, but it did still happen. On top of that, the uploads were a little slower than we would have liked.
Uploading issues aside, the Minus app has a clean interface, and it’s extremely easy to use. Uploading files couldn’t be easier, and sharing them is as simple as copying and pasting a link. If you’re looking for a simple, free way to share files with other people on the go, the Minus app is a pretty solid way to do it, even with the occasional hiccup while uploading a file.