This is designed by chinese company. it is understandable that this sofeware only can read by chinese. it is not reasonable to give a one star review.
The worst app I have ever used. Crashes every single time. Avoid. Should be removed from the store. I repeat: THIS GARBAGE SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE STORE. IT DOES NOT WORK.
waist of time
I had a problem with Android File Transfer, it would crash constantly - it would stop in the middle of transfers. The issue was bad! Airdroid and Airmore are not a subsitute to USB connection for large transfers. Finally, I found something that just works, and I am moving my gigabytes of music to my phone. It works extremely well and stable both with usb cable (fast) and wifi, however, coping files to the SD card from external drive resulted in disconnections. So if you are coping to internal phone memory, this program works. I had to move files from internal memory to SD card later on the phone.
This is definitely the smoothest interface I’ve had between my Mac and an Android phone. I used it with my first generation Google Pixel and it worked great.
If you can’t read the title of this review, you won’t be able to figure out how to use the app either. Best wishes.
No idea how this app works seeing how the apk file will not even download. Better than Android File Transfer? Riiight.
Barcode scan to download the phone app. When it did work, it was pretty intrusive, and has a constant radar like animation that makes you wnat to quit the app. Uninstalled, but I feel there’s some malware in there somewhere, entire thing seems a bit sketchy, perhaps that’s just due to a crappy app
App won’t function on sierra and help fies is only in chinese.
This app solved my issues with Android transferring file to Mac OS Sierra.Though the chinese/taiwanese or japanese what language in the main website is hardly to understand it but I found the right link to download the app onto my phone. But other than that, you guys made me happy!! Thank you guys very much! :D :D :D (Y) (Y) (Y)
I’ve been struggling with file transfers between Mac and Android ever since I got this shiny new Pixel last fall. Android File Transfer refuses to work and other apps I’ve tried have been unreliable, and in some cases, the Android piece has been downright intrusive (screen overlays and whatnot). This app has a clean interface that let me drag and drop files and folders between the Android and the Mac. Exactly what I was looking for.
I was using handshaker to transfer files to my terabyte, but whenever it would pass through a large amount of data it would give up. I tried this several times, but eventually the app stopped being able to see my internal storage. I instead opted to try Air Droid instead, but now Air Droid and the File Manager both can’t locate any files. Luckily Photos still has my images, but I can’t offload my files now.
Yes, the app is natively written in Chinese, and not all of the buttons have been translated into English. It wasn’t an issue for me, I figured out how to use the program in 30 nanoseconds. The program does what is says it does, and is much better than the Google equivelent product (Android File Transfer). The only thing that would make this better is to use Android’s built in MTP interface so that no Android app is needed.
It is really hard to do file transfer between MAC and Android. I used to do it via WeChat, yes, I am in China. And using weChat is ok but not so convenient. Recently I just did not want to do it with WeChat anymore and this app works perfectly. It is quite easy and quick. I did not spend too much time testing this app, i just used it to transfer android files to my Mac and it works perfectly. That’s all I need! Good job Smartisan.
AndroidFileTransfer doesn’t work with my Pixel XL but the program wasn’t ever very good. I usually go find a PC to move my files but that is a hassle. I needed to transfer pictures off my Pixel XL to my Mac and found HandShaker. It was easy to install on both my Mac and my Pixel XL (I thought) but then I found I had to fiddle a bit to make it work over USB. I quit the app on my Mac and restarted it, I used the USB connection panel on my Pixel XL to tell it to tranfer files, and after a few tries I got my Mac and my Pixel XL to talk with each other. The transfer speeds over a USB 3.0 connection are wicked fast! I copied about 1,000 high res pictures in less than two minutes. Copied 3.2 GB of other files in less than 3 minutes. Nice! I am running Sierra 10.12.5 and Android 7.1.2. Finally a way to get my files from my phone to my Mac and vice-versa!
Unless you read Chinese, this app is of no use whatever. If you run into the slightest problem, the app tells you to see the help file. The Help file is written ENTIRELY IN CHINESE. So I can’t tell anybody whether it works or not.
there is no app for android. if you try their bacode you get a chinese app that can harm your computer. Useless !!!
I don’t know how to proceed, the app does not show up in the android store, and it’s necessary to get this to work. There’s a scan QR code in the OSX app but this is 2017 and really people don’t use that anymore. I’ve never used one, don’t have a QR app, and there’s no direct link anywhere to be found. Might be an awesome app, but I guess I’ll not get to find out!
All i want to do is move files from the phone to the SD card, and move some photos from the card to my computer. The app has permissions enabled for SD Card access, but I keep getting a message on the computer telling me to launch the app and follow the instructions to enable SD Card access. But I don’t even have access to a menu. I get a screen telling me I’m connected with USB cable. And that’s it. I can’t email anyone for help. So what do I do?
The app worked just fine as advertised until I updated the Android component as recommended by the app “for stability.” After I wrote this review, the developer asked me to try again, so I did. It appears the developer has made some improvements, to include wireless connectivity instead of just USB. This is great, as long as it keeps working. It’s a nice lightweight alternative to Airdroid. It would also be nice if the developer’s website pages for downloading the Android component and for support were in English instead of just Chinese. After clicking the download link I scanned on my phone, the page was all in Chinese. I guessed that the big blue button was to download the APK file, but this really isn’t safe. I also don’t understand why they can’t just put the app in the Google Play store.
Its the most convenient Android manager available for OSX. Everything is just perfect. Clean and elegant UI. Just plug in your Android, it’ll be already there waiting for you.
Previous version was getting stuck on a wifi connectivity screen. This update has fixed it and once again, I can connect my Oneplus 3 to my work MBP and transfer files perfectly fine.
The phone app asked me to update. When I did this app stopped working on the mac. The CPU prompts me to update, but there is no update.
It worked pretty well until yesterday where the OSX app asked for an update. Then it stopped working, asking for an update. The update button doesn’t do anything, there’s no update to be found here……. You guys broke it :(
Version 2.0.2 keeps telling me to update the app on Android and desktop. Have followed the steps over and over. BROKE! using Sierra and Android 7 This was my only way to x-fer from my Android! Old version back please!!!
But now it doesn’t and I can’t even uninstall it from my Mac Pro. Their website is in chinese or something. Terrible.
Finally a free file manager app that works with Pixel. Android File Transfer doesn’t work with the cords supplied with my new Google Pixel. And Commander One didn’t work either (just kept freezing up). But this app works! Wish it had a dual file manager drag/drop interface like Commander One - but at least this works and I can move music to/from my Pixel and Mac. Thanks!
i did not like this app. i will go back to using android file transfer. pros; - mac style ui - space bar shows preview of item just as in mac - rename items within app cons; - does not indicate files that are on the phone from the files on an external memory card - requires an app on phone and an app on mac
I think we all know Android File Transfer has issues, if only because it lacks the Finder-like ability to *move* folders/files around on your device or card. Well, you can't do that with this app, either; not even in the "Files" section of the app. In fact, it may be even *less* functional than AFT…. The whole app is direly lacking - if you try to move a folder of music to your device under the "Music" section, for example, it gives an error: "Couldn't found [sic] audio files from the target path". You have to move that folder in the "Files" section instead. And if you try to delete a folder while in the "Music" section? It doesn't do a bloody thing. And no matter what, you can't choose whether to move files to your device or to your external storage card; they're going to your device, and if you don't want them there, you're going to have to play around in your device's settings to find them and move them to your card. In the "Files" section, you can't even *access* your external storage, even to see what's there. Good lord, Smartisan — even AFT can do *that* much… On top of that, you have to install an extra app on your device to make the whole thing work. If you can call this "working". You had one job, Smartisan — give us an Android file transfer program that works much more like the Finder, at least. This isn't even remotely there — and you're on version 2? For shame…. (Edited to go from a two-star rating to a one-star rating)
I purchased this app from the app store and downloaded the app to my phone. I will NOT take my phone number. This app is JUNK!! Shame on you Apple, it doesn’t work!
Installed okay other than the rogue apk on the Nexus, showed the picture thumbnails without incident but the Import button was non-functional.
Requires adjusting installation settings on Moto G to allow unknown apps (what this prompts you to download). Then you have to select files, and it will transfer them without album artwork. Lasted about ten minutes on my Mac before I gave up on it. It’s not clear that it can be removed from your phone/device once installed.
won’t connect. won’t do anything at all as far as i can tell. just don’t bother.
I wanted to move pictures and video from my Samsung Galaxy S5 to my MacBook Pro. This was quick and easy! I didnt have any issues with sync-up.
It is hard to find the Droid application. Going to the website of the developer: It’s all in Chinese!
Will not connect AT ALL to my Droid MOTO.
The app performs really well for me, but is it possible to stop the app from activating my discrete GPU on my MacBook Pro? It really drains my battery.
what is the other half of the earth going to do if the info/download/utilities is exclusively in Chinese? Learn Chinese of course :D
This application requires USB debugging and that’s a major security issue. USB debugging is meant for development purposes. I don’t have the source code behind this application, therefore I cannot trust it.
no problem with connectivity which is great, but only end up transfering 1 of 300+ mp3 files
Elegant, simple, great app.
It is doing the job great. Please support SD card and WiFi instead of USB.
that’s aswsome app for andoird Phone.
And it’s fast, at least with my Samsung Galaxy S7…great, great app...
Just installed, as I liked the promised features. I’d been using a much more bare-bones program, and this one offered a better experience. Wonder of wonders, it worked just like the description said it would! Once you know how to turn on USB Debugging (Google it…) it works like a champ. Much easier and smoother than the one I had been using. And THUMBNAILS for the pics are a great addition! Bravo! My only suggestion would be when transferring files, and it runs into a duplicate that already exists on the source (common occurrence), offer a “Do this for all files” option to skip, replace, etc. Having to do that for each individual file when transferring hundreds of photos, etc, can become tedious, at best. Otherwise, I like it!
I loaded the app, did everything I was instructed to do, and all I get is an error message every time. I haven’t been able to get it to work.
I connected my OnePlus 1 and it can’t read anything on the device, it keeps saying that it needs to be reconnected or restarted. I tried resarting both the macbook and the phone and it still doesn’t work.
It doesn’t recognize my Samsung phone. So can’t really give a proper review. Wish it worked.
this app is greate is working at the first time with no issue with my LG flex phone. Great job!!!!!!