The One App You Should Download for Easy, Quick and Safe Photo-Sharing
Exchanging pictures and videos through emails or messaging apps comes with two problems – one is the procedure of attaching them, and two, sometimes, we are not sure if it is safe or not.
If you are one of those people who face the above dilemma, then ‘Shoot’ is the perfect app for you.
The app is developed by one of the famous companies that are best known for its torrent clientele, BitTorrent. Via Shoot, you can easily share your photos with your friends, regardless whether it is an iOS, Android device or a Windows Phone using QR codes for authentication. If you want to send some files to your friend, you can choose the file you wish to send and your phone will display a QR code. The person to whom you are sending the file to, the receiver, will have to scan the QR code, and the data will be transferred using the BitTorrent Sync Technology. Since Shoot is powered by the BitTorrent protocol, files move instantly between devices without going through the cloud, and hence they are less likely to be hijacked. Also, they are transferred faster, regardless of the network of the connected device.
You may say that we have Bluetooth and other messaging apps that do not require the hassle. Well, Shoot’s two main winning points are:
- It is easy to send large batches of media files to several devices at one time. There is no limit on the quantity of files that can be moved using the Shoot app.
- Privacy, since nothing goes up on the Cloud service. That is, the files are only being accessed by you and the recipient – the company’s servers aren’t acting like a middleman in the process. Data is shared directly instead of requiring files to be uploaded to a central server and then downloaded by the recipient.
- BitTorrent Shoot doesn’t require the two devices to be on the same Wi-Fi network, which is a plus.
Erik Pounds, BitTorrent Sync’s VP of product management, explained:
If you’ve ever experienced a situation where you’re on iOS and a friend next to you has an Android phone, sending something like a big batch of photos or a long video is a challenge. We based the use case around spontaneity: You could be at a concert with friends, recording a video; on vacation with your family, taking tens/hundreds of pictures; maybe at a birthday dinner, capturing a group serenade.
You can download the app now directly from Google Play, Apple’s App Store, and the Windows Phone Store. Just for trial, you can send three files for free using Shoot. After this, you will be asked to pay a one-time fee of $1.99. Receiving is free. Though, this is how the app generates revenue (yes, Shoot does not show any ads.)
It will be interesting to see how QR codes work out in the future for exchanging data through different devices.
You can check out how the app works below: