Near Share is Microsoft's response to Apple's AirDrop for simple file sharing

I'm sure you'll hear the name of AirDrop. It is one of the star functionalities within the Apple ecosystem. A feature that allows us to send content of all kinds to other devices either between devices with iOS, from iOS to Mac or between Mac computers. A function based on the use of Bluetooth (to detect devices and establish the connection) and Wi-Fi (to perform the transfer of files).

A classic application that now has a version that seeks to achieve the same benefits and that comes from the hand of Microsoft. It is called Near and can be tested by all those who are within the Insider Program and who have downloaded Build 17035 within the Fast Ring and Skip Ahead.

With a base very similar to AirDropd, Near Share requires for its use that both computers (both source and recipient) are running 10 and have the same compilation installed. in this case the Build 17035.

The function has to be activated inside the "Activity Center" in Windows 10 so that later it can be used as one of the options that Windows 10 offers to share files, either using the File Explorer itself or within specific applications.

Through the use of Bluetooth, we enable Near Share on our . At that , just do click with the right mouse button on the file we want to use and choose the "Share" option.

At that moment a small menu is displayed and we see a list of devices with Bluetooth connection enabled, pointing to the equipment we want to send it to. When sending the file the recipient will receive a notification in the "Action Center" of his computer.

This is a more than useful function, one of the most that we can find in Windows 10, since gives us a plus when sharing content easily and simply . Have you tried it already?

In Engadget Windows | Fast Ring and Skip Ahead Insider users can now download and install Build 17035