App to allow me to browse my EVO like it's on my home network?Tips


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  1. Roadblock

    Roadblock Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I know I can use my EVO to browse my home network and copy/paste files etc. Is there an app that works in the reverse of this? That will allow me to browse to my phone from my home PC or laptop?

    Thank you.
     

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  2. ZDK

    ZDK Well-Known Member

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    Peace,

    Have u tried DROPBOX?
     
  3. thewireguys

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    You can try the FTP app to access your Evo files from any computer on you network.
     
  4. hperry

    hperry Well-Known Member

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    Dropbox is a great way for me to get notes (as text files) on the Evo. For actually getting onto the phone directly, though, I use SwiFTP. It gives your phone a little light weight FTP server you can turn on or off as needed, with basic security settings. Works great for me.
     
  7. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Bluetooth File Exchange (OS X only, Applications->Utilities) works great and requires nothing extra on the phone besides pairing - if you're tight on app space you might find something like that for Windows or Linux if that's what you need. For example, I found this at the top of a quick search (so, can't speak for how user-friendly, etc):

    Transfer Files Between Devices & Your Windows 7 PC via Bluetooth | Windows 7 Tutorials
     
  8. hperry

    hperry Well-Known Member

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    comments on swiftp imply it either doesn't work on 2.2 OTA or it needs root to work. can you chime in on this?
     
  9. Drew5150

    Drew5150 Well-Known Member

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    What's the app to browse my pc from my phone. Sorry a little off topic, figured I wouldn't need a new thread with this one here.
     
  10. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    I use ASTRO File Manager - there's also an SMB add-on. EStrong's and AndFTP are also handy - for _large_ files, say 40 MB and better, I prefer AndFTP, but you do need to set up an ftp server.
     
  11. Scooterman1

    Scooterman1 Well-Known Member

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    You can use SwiFTP Server App on the phone. I'm on an EVO.
    The settings are very touchy and have to be set just right for being able to see, or change directories when you connect.
    In SwiFTP Settings:
    Username: (set the one you want)
    Password: (set the one you want)
    Port number: 2121
    Stay within folder: / (you can't seem to be able to set this to anything else)

    Then, use any FTP program to connect to your phone.
    You need to know the IP address of your phone on WiFi. The Network Discovery App installed on your Android will tell you that at the very bottom of the screen. You don't need that port number.
    However, you do need to tell your computer FTP program to connect to port 2121 as you set on your phone.

    I hope this info helps.
     
  12. steelersmb

    steelersmb Well-Known Member

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    As I mentioned earlier, this app is awesome. Allows you to transfer files back and forth from phone to computer over data or WiFi.

    WebSharing File/Media Sync - Android app on AppBrain
     
  13. Cobravision

    Cobravision Well-Known Member

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    I've found a little trick regarding Astro SMB. When I try to copy large files, any interruption, including screen lock, causes the file to be lost. So whenever I start copying a large file and I want to walk away, I turn on one of my games (in this case Puzzle Attack) that forces the screen to stay on. 500MB files transfers in about 15 minutes. Now, I should really just mount the drive via USB for a file that big, but for some reason it seems like a big hassle to plug in the cable when I can do it wirelessly.

    I've also found that it's much faster sending the files than receiving them. I've copied off 300MB of pictures and videos to the PC in shot, and it took a third of the time as it would to copy to the phone.
     
  14. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    Oh - I just reset my screen off param and let it stay on that way.
     
  15. woodsb123

    woodsb123 Well-Known Member

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    Maybe it's just me, but, your question was - how can you access your phone using your home computer? If that is correct, then, my question to anyone who posted here would be, why would you want to access data which is on your phone from your home computer via any other way than with the USB cable. It really makes no sense to be trying to access your phone wirelessly from your home computer(if you are at home, you should have your phone with you). Now, if what you really want to do is be able to share/transfer files back & forth between your home computer and your phone, maybe you should try some of the cloud computing apps out. One in particular that I use is ZumoDrive. If you want to share things like music, documents, videos, etc. another good one is called Mecanto. Also, there is Dropbox, homepipe, I can go on and on. Do a quick search for all of the apps that I mentioned to see if they are what you are looking for. By the way, all of them run on Android and all are free. Hope this helps.
     
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    hperry Well-Known Member

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    i can see the value of accessing the phone wirelessly even if you and your phone are at home. i'm lazy and not having to walk to 3 different rooms to get my phone, cable, and computer is valuable to me.
     
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    Hi all,
    Sorry if this is slightly highjacking a thread but can someone suggest the best way of bluetooth connectvity for file transfers between a PC (Windows XP) and an Android device? With my last phone I had an icon in My Computer which I could click on to browse the phone in Bluetooth.
    The websharing app is awesome but I wouldn't mind some options for bluetooth as well? If someone can advise on using the FTP server option that might be what I need to do possibly...
    Maybe just the PC software I need as I just have native bluetooth support in XP with the little tray icon that just allows you to send or receive a single file when selected (bit annoying!).
     
  18. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

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    See if this thread has anything helpful - either way, good guys in that thread got it working and will most likely be happy to help -

    http://androidforums.com/htc-evo-4g/116095-does-anyone-use-bluetooth-evo-computer.html
     

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