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Transferring your files between a Mac and an Android device has not always been easy. By default, android uses a MTP (media transfer protocol) to connect and share files with a pc, and this is also supported in Windows by default, but this isn’t available on OS X or the forthcoming macOS.

Luckily, there are numerous ways you can use to move files from Mac to Android without using the Android File Transfer app.

So if you are tired of using USB cables to transfer, and don’t want to use the cloud also, and if you prefer using wireless approach then Portal is a good app you can use with wireless file transfers. 

Portal is a free app you can download from the Google Play Store, and it aids to share files over your Wi-Fi network through a web browser. All you need to do is make sure both your phone and Mac are on the same network.

So to do this, open your web browser on your Mac, then go to portal.pushbullet.com.

Then you'll be presented with a QR code on the screen. Now download and open the Portal app on your Android phone, and then scan the code on your Mac screen when asked. 

That's all, you've connected both your Mac and Android together.

So you can move files to your Android phone by dragging and dropping them into the browser window. And they will start uploading instantly.

Then it has successfully save your files to your Mac internal storage. The music files are saved into the Music folder, and images in the Gallery. So all other files are stored into a new folder in your internal storage labelled Portal. Also, you can share or open your uploaded files from directly inside the Portal app by tapping the Share button and choosing a relevant app.

However, Portal only have supports for one way transfers, i.e from any computer to your Android device.

1 comment:

  1. Blue tooth works quite well as does the android file transfer app. For that matter, using the USB connection works very will, too and is really no problem. Portal is a needless complication.


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