App of the week: Super Share
Amidst the anti-China sentiments that have taken over the Indian media by storm, there has been a constant need to bring in a more 'local' element into the picture. While we remain upset about our favourite apps being trashed (read: Shein, CamScanner...), we're also excited to see how Indian start-ups are stepping up to create more opportunities for budding entrepreneurs. Losing ShareIt felt like a personal loss to some of us, as the ease of transferring files had been taken away from us all of a sudden. Which is probably why Super Share caught our attention, and we didn't think twice before wanting to try it out.
Vocal for Local
Developed by Monkhub, a Delhi-based startup, Super Share was initiated after the Prime Minister's call for the new Digital India empowerment, which was aimed at improving the Indian app ecosystem.
"With more people having access to the internet and consuming more content than ever thanks to the data revolution, content sharing has become a lot more common," said Raghu Raaj Shekhar, Founder and CEO of Monkhub, during the launch. "With many users' claims of the data breach by Chinese Apps and Indian government banning Chinese applications that include a few file-sharing applications, Super Share will come to the rescue of many users who wish to continue transferring files and documents."
The no-fuss interface has send, receive and invite option on the top of the app, and the clean design was most definitely impressive.
How to use
Although effortless, there is still a need to go through the app to learn how it works. After spending a reasonable amount of time trying to connect to a device, we stumbled upon the option of adding it to 'Trusted connection'.
- Open the Super Share App
- Click on the 'Send' icon on the top
- The app will lead you to a file-manager like section, which is further bifurcated into App, Files, Music, Photo and Video tabs
- Click on the file/photo/audio of your choice and click on the send icon at the bottom right
- The next page will show you options to connect to a device, which you can scan using a hotspot or QRCode
- On scanning your device, you will need to go back to the main menu, click 'Manage Devices' and tick on 'Add as Trust Device'
- Return to your file and hit on send to continue with the transfer
- Once your files are ready to be transferred, you can click the send button on top to get through with it.
- You can navigate back to your home page and find your transfer history at the bottom of the page.
As excited as we were to try the first 'local' transfer app, our disappointment knew no bounds when we weren't really able to transfer anything. The app, although easy to use, doesn't deliver what it claims to do. While we're not sure if the error persisted for everyone, despite changing the network settings, we were unable to go through with the file exchange. However, giving it the benefit of the doubt, had the transfer worked for us, we would have been able to transfer all types of files with ease because the segregation aids the overall process. The 'Vocal for Local' tagline falls flat for this app; however, we hope to see it improve over time and be of more use to users looking for an alternative to ShareIt.
iOS rating: - Not available on iOS
Android rating: 4.7/5
ST rating: 2.5/5