shake2u: Bump It File Sharing Extended

Price: $1.99

shake2u: iPhone App Video and Written Review

shake2u for iPhone

Reviewed by Luke Patrick

Do you spend much time sharing items from your iPhone to a mate or business partner’s device? Are you tired of the pain in the derriere process that this entails? If so, then wait no more for the messiah of iOS sharing to arrive! shake2u by developer Wenjoy Technology takes the bump-it technology idea to new heights, allowing users to seamlessly forge connections in only seconds, and using nothing but a quick flick of the wrist. From there, sharing information, files, or images is a pinch. Best of all, the price on this baby is spot-on, too. For our full review of shake2u, jump on down below the break!

Concept and Functionality

As stated, shake2u has one goal and one goal only: To make sharing information, files, photos, or contacts from one iOS device to another as smooth and as simple as possible. Largely, the app hangs this functionality around a single important mechanic. When two devices are within reach of each other, and are either tied together via WiFi or Bluetooth, all the users need do is shake the devices in the same direction to create a connection. With this established, the users can then share items from their app’s categories, including photos, specific contacts, documents, or even business cards. We were particularly fond of the latter option, as we’re always trading professional contact information, and typically with other iOS owners. Furthermore, we also appreciated the fact that so many popular document styles are supported. You’ll get full Microsoft Office support, as well as a wealth of common text, photo, and compression formats. All in all, shake2u is a wonderful application that can either streamline or revolutionize the way you share information between mates and business acquaintances.

Graphics and Layout

shake2u for iPhone

shake2u for iPhone

We don’t mean to sound trite, but one of the things we appreciate most in an application is its design and looks. We’re absolute suckers for a killer design, and if we don’t see a fit that matches our aesthetics, we typically balk. Thankfully, shake2u pleased in spades. The app’s jigsaw motif is splendid, as is the smooth connection functionality. We had no problems setting up a link between our devices, much less sharing data. We do wish we could have added files to the app without iTunes File Sharing, though. The procedure is a real pain in the neck, especially when a WiFi upload would have been easier.

Overall Value

For the two bucks you’ll spend, shake2u is an unbeatable bargain. The app’s smooth functionality and ease-of-use make it easily one of the best ways we’ve seen to share data and files between iDevices. As such, we feel the two dollar price tag is a right steal. If you’ve been waiting for just such an app to roll along, stop waiting! shake2u comes recommended, and will knock your socks off.

shake2ushake2u requires iOS 4.0 or later and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

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