File Transfer/File Sharing




File Transfer:

(note: Chrome OS does not support file transfer via Bluetooth)

As far as USB cables go, there are two basic methods for transferring files between two devices. One is called USB Mass Storage, and the other is called MTP (media transfer protocol). Chrome OS supports both, so using things like external hard drives and USB thumb drives should work like you would expect, as well as smartphones/tablets.




There are also several apps that allow file sharing between devices via the web, without the need for cables! Here are a few of my favorites:

AirDroid

AirDroid is a popular app that allows you to transfer files via the web to/from your Chromebook/Mobile device.

AirDroid is available for your Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

AirDroid is available for Android via the Play Store. Download

PushBullet

PushBullet is a popular app that allows you to transfer files via the web to/from your Chromebook/Mobile device.

PushBullet is available for your Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

PushBullet is available for Android via the Play Store. Download

PushBullet is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad via the Apple App Store. Download

Google Drive

Google Drive provides cloud storage, and web based apps for creating documents, spreadsheets and presentations. Files stored in Drive can be accessed from any device at anytime (assuming internet connection is available)

Google Drive is included on your Chromebook.

Google Drive is probably already included on your Android phone. If not, it is available via the Play Store. Download

Google Drive is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad via the Apple App Store. Download

Dropbox

DropBox is a popular app that provides cloud storage. Files stored in Dropbox can be accessed from any device at anytime (assuming internet connection is available)

Dropbox is available for your Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

Dropbox is available for Android via the Play Store. Download

Dropbox is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad via the Apple App Store. Download

Music:

Chromebooks support the following file types: .3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav. There are also several apps that sync between your Chromebook and mobile devices, allowing you to listen to music.

Google Play Music

Google Play Music is a full service music app, similar to iTunes. It’s different from iTunes, in that it’s completely web-based and does not require anything to be installed on your hard drive. Google Music allows you to purchase music, and also offers a premium streaming service, like Netflix but for music.

Google Play Music is available for Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

Google Play Music is available for Android via the Play Store. Download

Google Play Music is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad via the Apple App Store. Download

Amazon Prime Music

Amazon Prime Music is a full service music app, similar to iTunes. It’s different from iTunes, in that it’s completely web-based and does not require anything to be installed on your hard drive. Amazon Prime Music allows you to purchase music, and also offers a premium streaming service, like Netflix but for music.

Amazon Prime Music is available for Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

Amazon Prime Music is available for Android via the Play Store. Download

Amazon Prime Music is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad via the Apple App Store. Download

Pandora

Pandora is an app that allows you to play music based on a particular song, artist or genre. While you can’t choose specific songs/albums to listen to, it’s a great way to discover new music similar to music you already like.

Pandora is available for the Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

Pandora is available for Android in the Play Store. Download

Pandora is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad in the Apple App Store. Download

Spotify

Spotify is an app that allows you to stream songs and entire albums. They also offer a Pandora-like radio service.

Spotify is available for the Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

Spotify is available for Android via the Play Store. Download

Spotify is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad in the Apple App Store. Download

Movies:

Chromebooks support the following file types: .3gp, .avi, .mov, .mp4, .m4v, .m4a, .mp3, .mkv, .ogv, .ogm, .ogg, .oga, .webm, .wav. There are also several apps that sync between your Chromebook and mobile devices, allowing you to watch movies/TV shows.

Google Play Movies

Gogole Play Movies allows you to purchase movies and TV shows, which can be streamed from the cloud, or downloaded to your device and viewed offline.

Google Play Movies is available for your Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

Google Play Movies is probably already installed on your Android device, and is available via the Play Store if it’s not there already. Download

Google Play Movies is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad via the Apple App Store. Download

Netflix

Netflix is a premium online movie and TV show streaming service.

Netflix is available for your Chromebook via the Chrome Web Store. Download

Netflix is available for Android via the Play Store. Download

Netflix is available for iPhone/iPod/iPad via the Apple App Store. Download




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