Browsix Setup

Quick show of hands:  How many of you use some sort of photo hosting service to get your pictures off your Android device, rather than grabbing your USB cable and transferring them manually?  Or do you always have a USB cable/charging cradle on your desk, but you're too lazy to enable USB storage mode?  Would you rather just browse the contents of your SD card (and root folder if rooted) via your computer's browser?

There are plenty of apps on the market that allow you to browse the files on your Android device via Wi-Fi, but I've never used one that does it as well as Browsix.  More info and download links after the break.

Browsix web interface.

With Browsix, you can download, upload, and delete files from your SD card.  View your pictures in slideshow mode, and even stream your recorded videos directly from its web interface.  Transferring your media to your computer has never been easier.  It also automatically recognizes all your music, which you can also stream directly from your browser.

Browsix Settings

Still not impressed?  Browsix's web UI also allows you to send and receive SMS messages -- it even loads up your contacts so you don't have to dig around for phone numbers.  Browsix also offers password protection -- this way you can make sure there's no unauthorized access to your device's files.

Like I said, there are apps on the market that already offer similar functionality, but Browsix seems to do it the best.  You can get Browsix Lite from the market now as a free app, or cough up $2.06 for the full version.  Even as a free app, it works great, and is definitely worth checking out.


Reader comments

Android Quick App: Browsix


Huh ? I guess you find the internet scary as well...

Back to topic, slow to browse picture on my nexus, I find the file manager
very weird, video playing does work so it's having issue with my pics...

not bad but not willing to pay for this yet, will check in a few month...

Trying the lite version. I like the UI but it is having trouble rendering the photos correctly and is really slow/laggy. The picture thumbnails across the bottom come up fast enough but when you try to enlarge the picture (not full screen) it is having trouble. In the video tab it just sits at "Loading..." when I click on a video and never plays. Needs to much smoother and faster to actually be useful. Uninstall for now until it gets better.

Nice concept, but if you're rooted and have a kernel that underclocks when your phone goes in to sleep mode, then it will be very slow.

Pictures view very fast on my Nexus One. Videos steam without problems as well. Have not spent much time with it but seems like this app has possibilities.