Enjoy blazing fast Wi-Fi Direct file transfers with SuperBeam

Enjoy blazing fast Wi-Fi Direct file transfers with SuperBeam
Ever since infrared ports started appearing on cell phones, people have been exchanging data of all kinds - contacts, images, ringtones, and what not. Today, we tend to upload stuff straight to the web, be it onto a social network or into the cloud. But what are one's options if they need a bunch of files copied onto a nearby device wirelessly, and transferring them over the internet isn't an option? Well, there's always Bluetooth, but such transfers can be slow. Thankfully, many modern smartphones are now compatible with the much faster Wi-Fi Direct standard, and SuperBeam is an Android app that lets you take advantage of it.

SuperBeam is an application that allows you to transfer one or several files onto another device at Wi-Fi data speeds. Think rates in the tens of megabits - enough to copy a full-length movie over the air in a matter of minutes. And the software is not very complicated to use. Pairing two devices can be done via NFC, which is really convenient, or by scanning a QR code. Then you just pick the stuff you need transferred and, tada! Alternatively, a web based interface can be used to share stuff with devices that don't have SuperBeam installed on them.

SuperBeam can be thought of as a much faster alternative to Android's built-in Android Beam feature. It is a worthy replacement for Samsung's S Beam as well, built to work with any Wi-Fi Direct-compatible Android device, not just Samsung phones.

SuperBeam is free to download and use on a device running Android 2.3.3 and above. You can get a handful of extras, however, with the app's paid version, including the options to change the default save directory, to send entire folders, and to transfer files from or to a PC.


Developer: Mazen & MajedDownload: Android
Category: ToolsPrice: Free, $1.49 for PRO version

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16 Comments

3. Klamba92

Posts: 212; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

I have not tried this but have tried similar apps like Send NFC and WiFi shoot. While they are still experimental with WiFi direct when it works it works flawlessly! I might give this a shot though!

4. genkidama20

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

SHAREit is a good one too. UI is nice and clean.

5. Metalspy8

Posts: 148; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Yup i have been using this for almost a year its awesome..

6. Ant34

Posts: 193; Member since: Aug 10, 2013

For some reason I didn't like the app and uninstalled it. I started using HitcherNet.

16. PacoBell

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Because...reasons?

7. tedkord

Posts: 17307; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Pair via NFC, transmit via Wi-Fi. So, S-Beam.

17. PacoBell

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Except not proprietary to Samsung devices, yes.

8. twens

Posts: 1172; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

I have been using the built in wifi direct in Samsung phones for years now. That's one main reason I buy Sammy. Super fast file sharing via wifi direct. Android is just dope period.

9. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

file sharing... i bet ios users dont know what are you talking about :)

10. jeff1434325

Posts: 97; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

LoL...i'm sure they are:)

11. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Just like Nokia Beam as well.

12. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

So do you need to have a wireless router to do Wi-Fi direct?

13. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

no. and it transfers data like a 1gb divx movie in 30 secs

14. andynaija

Posts: 1255; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Oh ok. So basically through the Wi-Fi connection on one phone/device, to the Wi-Fi connection of another phone/device right?

15. mafiaprinc3

Posts: 585; Member since: May 07, 2012

yes,been using it a few months now and it's amazing.super fast. love it

18. PacoBell

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

Yes, hence the "Direct" part of the name.

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