When it comes to online file transfers, you will never run out of options. However, not all of these options are suitable for quickly sending files from one device to another. If this is the case, then it would be more convenient for you to use a tool that you can easily set aside. Speaking of which, let’s find out if you can use a simple web app like JustBeamIt.
What is it and what does it do
JustBeamIt is a web-based application that you can use to quickly transfer files from one device to another. Unlike other file transfer tools, this web app won’t require you to download or install any browser plug-in or extension. It also won’t require you to register. All you need to do is to go to its main interface then drag and drop the files that you want to transfer. Once the transfer is complete, you can close the web app and just set it aside for future use. In other words, there’s no hassle.
- Easy to use, no installation required (it is web-based)
- Fast file transfers – no glitches, no lags
- Neat user interface
- Supports batch file transfers – you can transfer multiple files at once
- You can send any type of file (photos, videos, documents, etc.) with no limits in file size
- Supports drag and drop
- Your JustBeamIt link is only good for one-time use and is only intended for a single recipient; this can be a pro to some but will hinder people who want to mass share files
- Your file sharing link will only remain active for ten minutes – after which, the link will automatically become invalid and you’ll need to generate a new link all over again; this can be a pro to some but will hinder others
Compared to other file transfer tools, JustBeamIt is more suitable for one-time use. Even so, it can come quite handy especially if you are looking for a disposable tool that you can use for quick and easy file transfers.
With JustBeamIt, there’s no need for you to download or install any browser app or extension. There’s also no need for you to install anything on your computer. You don’t even need to create a user account. Just load this web-based app on your web browser then select the file or files that you want to send. After which, simply drag and drop the files to the web app’s homepage. Click the “Create Link” button and copy the file transfer link then send it to your other device or file recipient. If you don’t want to share the file via link, you can always opt to scan its QR code.
Keep in mind that the link that’s associated to the file that you’ve placed on JustBeamIt is only good for one-time use and is only intended for one user. If you wish to share the files to multiple recipients, then you’ll have to generate a new link all over again. Aside from this, you should also not forget that the said link will automatically expire after ten minutes. You are also not allowed to close your JustBeamIt window while the file transfer is still in progress.
Functionality wise, I can say that JustBeamIt is good for simple file transfers. Like, for example, you can use it to transfer your downloaded photos from your Android device to your computer. It’s actually a good alternative for Bluetooth file transfers. It’s just that you need to be aware of its limitations or else, you’ll have to redo your tasks. This can be quite troublesome especially if you’re dealing with multiple file transfers.
To sum it up, JustBeamIt is a type of web app that you can use for quick and temporary file transfers. It is not really ideal for users who are constantly transferring their files from one device to another. Furthermore, it is not ideal for sending private files or sensitive documents as it does not have an encrypted connection. If you want, you can also check out this web app’s Chrome browser extension and official Android application.
Conclusion and download link
If you’re looking for a simple and straightforward file transfer tool that you can easily set aside or dispose, then I would recommend that you try JustBeamIt. It might not be the best out there but it’s fast and reliable. However, if you wish to find a more secure and advanced file transfer tool, I would suggest that you try Sendspace, Dropbox, Filemail or Google Drive.
Version reviewed: Beta
Requires: Works on any modern browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Opera, Internet Explorer, etc.) on any desktop operating system (Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, Mac OS X, Linux, etc.)