Transfering files from a mobile phone to pc, without cable, is something I like most
The ones that do not use internet, mainly use FTP Server and similar transfer methods (HTTP Server, BlueTooth, ...),
so you need at least have a wireless network working on both devices, with or without internet does not matter
Aside, on iPhone/iPad there is iTunes, and for Android There is Kies... for such things, but I do not like them for my simple file transfers (big, slow...)
(ps: iTunes does not support all windows nt versions, Kies requires .net installation ... , brrrrr)
Very Generally, Goal is to transfer Photos (Media files)
On Windows, use a FTP Client software, FileZilla http://sourceforge.net/projects/filezilla/
for single pictures (small files = not at home) Http Server also can do the task
besides I advice to use FTP always,
since FTP-Wireless speed is "the top" speed you can get, I do not think cable transfer is faster ;)
*FTP Media Server
It was the hardest one
to find on internet, (took me some weeks to find) for iPhone,
there are many applications that serves as ftp server for media files,
but the trick is, all I tested "resize" or "reformat" the original file when transfering (they first copy files to their folder) without giving any warning or info, grrrr,
( which is not easy to figure out for a newbie)
FTP Media Server By alcre8or works great,
it works out of box, without any requirement (no need transfer operation on iphone)
just start FTP Media Server and do your photo transfer
It is The FTP Server
for Android, works great (and easy to find on internet)
not many words to say about FTPServer-Andreas Liebig since it is marvelous,
On Android, with cable connection: you can read files but you can not write to sdcard, Using FTPServer-Andreas Liebig can write ;)
The only missing thing to me is, changing folder for server easly missing.... (different session future or a scrollbox for folder selection....)
since at home I like to open all folders access,
and when I am around I would like to open only photo folder...
Also "anonymous" server creation not exists....
Well, I can live with this mini missing, it is great :>
The Olive Treehttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.theolivetree.ftpserver&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS50aGVvbGl2ZXRyZWUuZnRwc2VydmVyIl0
Significantly, This FTP server have option for anonymous login (easy to login with IE ;)),
and and easier interface to for none-tech people (so I can explain easly to my girlfriend ;))
I use Ftp Server-The Olive Tree as my "public" ftp server,
since I like FTPServer-Andreas Liebig more on my home usages
I set Ftp Server-The Olive Tree to my DCIM folder, where there is mediafiles, also I can "copy" anyfile there for my public usages
So far, FTPServer-Andreas Liebig would do anything on file transfer cases on Android,
+Media (pictures, videos)
+Backup-Restore any files
Anything you can imagine to use your Android as your file carrier
but on iPhone, we need some more FTP utilities for some goals... ,
I use AirDrive to transfer my "personal" files which I do not want to share in public, like my budget etc.
I use UbiDisk transfer general files to share in public, pictures, pdf etc...
it seems UbiDisk authors planning to make an Android Feature, also there is newly "EasyPush" feature to transfer files with a right click ;)
Reminding: do not use AirDrive or UbiDisk to send your photos, instead use "FTP Media Server"
One more application is Dropbox that requires internet, I guess everyone knows Dropbox by now ;)
Dropbox gives nearly (%99) all you want for the Internet File Sharing,https://www.dropbox.com/https://www.dropbox.com/installhttp://itunes.apple.com/us/app/dropbox/id327630330?mt=8https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.dropbox.android&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5kcm9wYm94LmFuZHJvaWQiXQ
On Camera Upload, it automatically rename media files to date format, which is really great and helpful,
Also you can share your "Camera Uploads" folder to anyone else, without worry since it will be seen as "Camera Uploads from XXX" on the part you share :>
"Camera Upload" feature is very nice on iphone, itables
"Camera Upload" feature is NOT GOOD
on android (2015 10 14),
since it uploads ALL media files (found by media scanner), which makes a big mess.......
On android it should work only to upload from "Camera" folder or provide options to pick folder......
I use Dropbox to syncronise photos between Tablet and My Phone, also with my Girfriend, all runs smoothly as long as there is internet
Also good for giving links to your photos and files through email etc.
Some File Manager applications also have "ftp server" features, here are some of them:X-plore
(Only android) provides such features (+dropbox + other cloud + SSH file transfer ...)ES File Explorer
(android and iphone) following ibay770 reply 3 http://theoven.org/index.php?topic=343.msg17047#msg17047
file manager/media player and ftp transfer/
Go to menu/settings/remote transfer/turn on and type in the address.
Well that is all about applications that deals with sharing files on mobile devices without usb cable