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FilePopper: Burn After Reading

FilePopper: Burn After Reading

Price: Free
FilePopper: Written Android App Review

Over the years, we’ve used more than our fair share of file sharing and file distribution applications and desktop tools. Through all of that, we’ve sort of reached a point where we want more zen than zip. Yes, we’re looking for something that can simply, solidly and efficiently deliver our materials when we need it to. We’re not saying that FilePopper is the 100% best answer to that need, but we have to admit—it’s still pretty damn good. For our full review of this desktop and mobile application, you need only to slide on down below the break. Starting with:

Concept and Functionality



If you’ve never used a file sharing or files storing application before, then let us be the first to give you the rough explanation of how it works. Essentially, most of these services provide you with a set amount of their server space to use. You plop your files in place, and then direct other users to those files via shared public folders or links. All of this stuff tends to just sit around, and if you work with media for a living like we do, it can all get rather cluttered.

Enter FilePopper! The app is special in the sense that it works more like a burn on receipt notice than a file sharing utility. You send a file to the service from your phone using the Android app, it creates a temporary link and QR code, you email that link to the recipient, and they receive it. After an hour, the link self-destructs. It’s that simple, that efficient, and oh my God is it fun.

Saying such a service is “fun” may sound rather geeky, but honestly: The simplicity of the entire affair is so unbelievably refreshing that it takes some giggling to get through.

Design and Layout

However, we do have one small complaint with the application: Its looks. It’s just not as user-friendly on the eyes as some of the other file sharing options currently available for the Android platform. Then again, it’s new on the scene and has plenty of time to work out its own kinks. And it’s worth pointing out that the aesthetics of the application in no way affect the performance, which is rock-solid. Still, though, we want for FilePopper to find its own groove, and its own look. Until then, it’s not quite the powerhouse it’s yearning to be.

Overall Value

At the end of the day, though, we still love the concept at work here, and are even more in love with the price. It costs nothing to give FilePopper a whirl on your Android device, as it’s completely free in the Play Store. All of that just to say that if you’re looking for a simpler, Imgur like way to send some files, this is the option to go with.

FilePopperAndroid Apps Review Details: FilePopper is FREE. This app requires Android 2.1+ and up. You may download FilePopper from the Android Market. A small expedite fee was paid by the developer to speed up the publication of this review.

You may download FilePopper from the Android Market.

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