Google announces Files To Go, takes on ShareIt

Google announces Files To Go, takes on ShareIt

The app is free to use, with no ads or in-app purchases, though Google is probably scanning all the data you share to serve better ads elsewhere online. Files To Go recommends you to remove the rarely-used apps from your phone to improve its speed. Keeping to that theme, the app itself weighs in as less than 6MB to download. Hopefully Google fleshes out the app with more functionality before a final release, but in the meantime, you can give the beta a go at the source link below. You can't, for example, access the device's root folder or even copy and paste files.

The app briefly lived in the Play Store for a couple of hours, but it was quickly taken down after it went live. Google claims that the app can clean up your phone's space and keep it organised.

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Once you've given Files Go the required access permission, you will be guided through a few additional steps. To share any image or document via Files To Go, go the Files Tab and simply tap on the Send button.

So Files Go is essentially an amalgamation of three services: system cleanup, file-management, and file transfers. Just open Files Go and send it or accept it. Simples! File sharing works similarly to Apple's AirDrop feature, meaning you won't need an internet connection to drop a file to a friend from your device to theirs. The majority of fake apps therefore currently in use concentrate more on spamming adverts or asking for one time donations via PayPal to unlock certain features.

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Android user's with their device running Android 5.0 or above can download the app from the Play Store now. While file management is Files Go's focus, the app also includes other useful tools, like those that help users recover space by cleaning up unnecessary clutter, as well as a file transfer utility that works offline using Bluetooth. If you find yourself constantly worrying about storage space, Files Go might be the perfect solution for you.

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