Bump: Transfer Files With Ease

August 15th, 2012


Thanks to social media sites like Twitter and Facebook, sharing pictures and info has become easier than ever. Still, people are trying to find even more convenient ways to share stuff. In response to this demand, iTunes now offers the Bump app.

No more emails

Using Bump means you will no longer have to email files to your friends. You can simply transfer files or contact info from one smartphone to another. This could be really helpful if you are networking and wish to trade contact info easily without locating your business card.  Or - just theoretically - say you get an iPad from your family for your birthday and are fistpumping with birthday glee, then suddenly mid-fistpump your face morphs into a likeness of Edvard Munch's Scream-face when you realize you are now faced with the daunting task of transferring all your contact info from your iPhone to it.

Living up to its name

On more than one occasion I've overheard this sage advice from my teen - "Just Bump it."  Parental Scream-faces tend to elicit the same response.  Makes it sound so simple - and it really is!  To transmit files using Bump all you have to do is literally “bump” your phone against another phone. First you have to open the app and select the files you need to transfer. Touch your phone to another phone and bump your hands together. The app does the rest of the work and immediately transfers the files over.

Another wonderful thing about Bump is that it is not limited to smartphones; it also works with your computer. You choose the files you would like and tap your phone against your computer’s spacebar. Bump then transfers your files to the location you’ve selected on your computer.

A popular app

Bump was recently updated in June of this year and has become more and more popular, with 90 million downloads. The Bump app is now available for both iPhone and Android phones. If you want to make sending files and contact information to individuals as easy as possible, consider Bump.



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