Spider Send Lite Useful But Redundant

Price: Free   Score: 7/10   By Anna PapachristosSpider

The invention of the iPhone and iPod Touch, in combination with the popularity of social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter, has revolutionized the way we connect with the world.  We can keep up with what’s going on in the lives of those we care about, quickly share messages and photos, and jot down our current thoughts for all the world to see.

With Spider Send Lite by SIA Web Design, users can send images and videos directly from their phone to anyone else via email, Facebook or Twitter.  Select all the images or videos you want to share, upload them to your Spider Send account, and then once they are uploaded, share the provided links with anyone at any time.

Upon startup, users may choose to register for their own account, login if they already have an account, or use the Demo account information listed under the FAQ section.  However, it is best to only use the Demo account to test Spider Send and explore its features, for many use the Demo account daily and to actually post your images and videos would also expose them to hundreds of different users.

Once you have logged in, you will see a menu screen that lists all your options: Upload Pictures, Upload Videos, Share Uploaded Files, My Profile Details, Help & FAQs and Change Password.  Each sections name is self-explanatory, allowing you to upload files, share files and update your personal profile.

The uploading process for both images and videos is the same.  Tap whichever category you wish to upload files to and you will arrive at a blank screen with a ‘+’ icon in the bottom left corner.  Use the ‘+’ to access your photo library and choose as many files as you wish to upload.  Multiple files can be chosen one at a time and uploaded in the same batch.  Users can also choose to zip the files if uploading more than one so, when they send them along, recipients will only have one file to deal with, not many from multiple images or videos.  Then, when you have finished selecting, tap upload in the bottom right corner.  You will then come upon a screen that tells you all the details of the file(s) you just uploaded to Spider Send.

When you decide to share your files with friends and family, proceed to the “Share Uploaded Files” section, where you will find a list of files labeled by the name given when they were uploaded.  You will also see the file’s size, upload date, download link, total downloads and who it has been sent to in the past.  At the bottom of the screen, you will find the Delete and Share buttons.

When you tap Share, you will have the choice of sending the file in an email or posting it to Facebook or Twitter, which you must be logged into within Spider Send.  The share aspect comes in handy the most when sending multiple images in an email because of the ability to zip your files.  However, when it comes to Facebook and Twitter, anyone with an account will more than likely already have the Facebook app and some sort of Twitter app downloaded to their device, making Spider Send rather redundant.  Facebook and most Twitter apps allow users to upload their files directly to the sites, cutting out the middleman that would be Spider Send.

However, because of Spider Send’s free nature, your means of sharing is truly up to you.  Though Spider Send does repeat some basic functions your device probably already serves, perusing the Demo account couldn’t hurt.

For a video demonstration of what you can do with Spider Send Lite, click here.

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Spider Send Lite requires iPhone OS 3.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone and iPod Touch.

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