This might be the world's most expensive flash drive. However, if you already own an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android device, you can add extra functionality for no additional cost.
Want to store files on your Apple or Android smartphone or tablet computer? Actually, there's probably a dozen or more programs that will allow you to do that. You can look in the iPhone App Store or the Android App Store to find several in each store. However, a new app from Bump claims to be the easiest of all the competitive apps.
I tested the Bump app and can verify the process is very easy. However, I haven't tested all the competitive programs so I cannot verify any claims of being "the easiest." Instead, I will simply state that Bump is "very easy to use."
The Bump app has been around for some time. It has had more than one million downloads. However, previous versions only allowed two people to swap photos and contact details. A new version released within the past few days adds the option to quickly and easily move any sort of files between iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or Android devices and any computer in either direction. It is no longer limited to photos and contacts; it now handles word processing documents, spreadsheets, text files, email messages, lists of passwords, anything that can be stored as a file. In effect, the smartphone becomes the equivalent of a flash drive. I am using Bump to store a text file of my ancestors. The file is now always with me as I never leave the house without my cell phone.
Best of all, the new feature requires no setup, other than downloading the latest version of the Bump app and "clicking" it with your finger. Just download the app, then go to http://bu.mp on your computer, open Bump on your phone, bump the spacebar key with your phone and the files you selected on your phone will immediately appear on your computer. Bump is now the flash drive that is always with you.
There is one significant limitation: the app is limited to a total of 30 megabytes in file transfers. That certainly is a lot smaller than most thumb drives. However, that should suffice for transferring a few files that you always want to keep with you.
The Bump application is available free of charge. It is easy to download, requires no installation, is a snap to use, and is available free of charge. What could be better?
For more information, Apple users should look at https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bump/id305479724?mt=8 while Android users will want to view https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bumptech.bumpga&hl=en.
You can watch a video about Bump at http://vimeo.com/user7746107/httpsvimeocom42565012
My thanks to New Hampshire resident Beau Sharbrough for telling me about this updated app.