Koofr on Android

Getting started with Koofr for Android mobile devices.

Koofr app for Android mobile devices provides an easy way to store, share, organize and move photos and other files between mobile devices, stationary devices and the cloud.

Koofr allows you to:

Use your Android device to access and share files or folders stored on your mobile device, computers or in the cloud service. You can even integrate storage from other cloud service providers, such as Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive.

Koofr allows you to effortlessly upload and download movies, photos, songs or other files and password protect upload and download links of your files or folders to maximize privacy and security.

Getting started:

  1. Download Koofr Android App from Google Play.

  2. Install Koofr on your Android device.

  3. Press the    icon to start Koofr.

  4. Login to your Koofr profile using your Koofr username and password.

  5. You can access your profile details by pressing    in upper right side of the screen.

What kinds of files and documents can I view in Koofr on my phone or tablet?

Basically you can view or run any file stored in Koofr as long as your Android device has tools or applications to handle that file. In addition Koofr natively supports most common photo, video, document and music files. This means you can view e.g. PDFs without a dedicated PDF viewer app for Android. It’s as simple as that!

How do I download files on my phone or tablet using Koofr

You can download a file from Koofr simply by pressing on it. The file is then stored in the Download folder on your Android device.

Creating folders in Koofr on Android devices?

Creating new folders in Koofr is easy. Same goes for managing and organizing them.

  1. Create a new folder simply by pressing the    button in bottom right corner of the screen.

  2. In the next step press the    button.

  3. Name your new folder and select Create to confirm.

  4. When new folder is created you can rename, move, copy or delete files for easier and more intuitive access to your files and folders.

  5. Organizing files and folders is done with long press on the selected item.

How do I upload photo, video or file to Koofr from my phone or tablet

You have two options how to upload photos and other files to Koofr from your Android device.

Option 1. Upload a file within the Koofr application:

  1. Press the    button in bottom right corner of your Android device.

  2. Afterwards press the    button.

  3. Locate file on your Android device.

  4. Koofr opens the default root file structure of your device which is usually the root of your SD card.

  5. When you find your file simply press on it.

  6. If you want to select multiple files at once press and hold file for a few moments and you will get the checkmark in front of the file. Now you can select multiple files.

  7. When files are selected, press the    button to start uploading them.

  8. When you see the Koofr icon in notification bar of your Android device, your files should be perfectly stored in Koofr for your convenience.

Option 2. Upload a file using any type of file manager for Android devices:

  1. Browse a file on your Android device using your favorite file browsing application.

  2. Simply hold on the chosen file for at least two seconds.

  3. When you release the file, menu will pop up.

  4. Select Send to or Share option.

  5. Then select the    icon after menu pops up.

  6. When you are transferred to Koofr navigate to folder in which you wish to upload file and press    button on the bottom of the screen.

  7. When you see the Koofr icon in notification bar of your Android device, your files should be perfectly stored in Koofr for your convenience.

Automatically upload new photos?

Koofr has an option to automatically upload new photos. This allows you to quickly upload pictures directly from your phone to the Koofr app.

  1. Press    in the upper right side of the screen.

  2. Bottom two checkboxes in your Profile menu indicate if your new photos are automatically uploaded and whether they are uploaded on WiFi.

  3. If you want your pictures to be uploaded simply make sure that box by the link is checked   .

  4. When the box is checked your new photos will be automatically uploaded.

What sharing a folder in Koofr does?

Sharing a folder allows your friends (or a person you select) to access folders and files in your Koofr.

How do I share folders with other Koofr users?

Sharing in Koofr is made really easy! Simply choose a folder and a person with whom you want to share:

  1. Select or create folder you want to share.

  2. Press the    button on right side of the chosen folder.

  3. When new window appears choose: Share with   

  4. When Share with users window pops out, simply type in the name of the person you wish to share with. Person's name will be auto suggested as soon as you start typing.

  5. If the person is not in your group you can type their full Koofr login e-mail to start sharing with them.

  6. You can add multiple persons to a share by pressing the    button on the right side of the text box in “Share with users” window.

  7. When you finish adding persons, simply press the OK button on the bottom of the window.

  8. Folder is now shared.

Copying, moving, renaming files and folders in Koofr?

If you want to copy, move or rename files on your Android device, Koofr lets you do that with just a few finger strokes.

  1. Hold on the chosen file for at least two seconds.

  2. You will see    on the upper right side of the screen. Press on it.

  3. When dropdown menu opens, select the action you want to complete.

  4. If renaming, select    when the window pops up, type the new name of file or folder and select Rename to confirm.

  5. If copying a file or folder, select    from the drop down menu. Browse to a location in your Koofr and press the    button at the bottom of your Android device.

  6. If moving, choose    and you are asked to “Select where to move the files to”. Browse to a location in your Koofr and press the    button to confirm.

If you want to cancel any of the upper actions before completion just press the Back button on your Android device.

How do I delete files, folders and shares?

Getting rid of unwanted files, folders or shares is really simple in Koofr.

If you want to delete a file or folder:

  1. Hold on the chosen file for at least two seconds.

  2. You will see    on upper right side of the screen. Press on it.

  3. You are then prompted with a question: "Do you really want to remove selected file or folder?"

  4. Press Yes to confirm.

If you want to remove a person from a a shared folder

  1. Press the    button on the right side of the shared folder.

  2. When new window appears, select Share with   

  3. You can remove a member by selecting the    button on far right of his name and email.

What bookmarking a folder in Koofr does?

Koofr has an option to “Bookmark” folders. This allows you to quickly access your most commonly used files.

To bookmark a folder:

  1. If you want to bookmark a folder, press and hold the selected folder for a few moments.

  2. Press the    button on the upper right side of the screen.

  3. The folder is now bookmarked.

After a bookmark is created you can access it from your home screen.

What type of links can I create and what do they mean?

In Koofr you can create two types of links:

1. Download link for sending files and folders

Download link enables a third party to download a file or folder from your Koofr even if the person is not a Koofr user. Link is created and sent via email, Facebook, Twitter, messages, Skype, Viber or any other communication service you might have on your Android device.

To create a download link:

  1. Select a file or folder for which you want to create the download link.

  2. Press the    button on the right side of the chosen file or folder.

  3. Additional Sharing options will emerge in a new popup window.

  4. Select a communication service to share the download link with (most common are e-mail or messages).

  5. Koofr will create a download link and copy it into your selected service. Enter the desired person’s contact information (e.g. an e-mail address) and send the download link.

2. Upload Link for receiving files and folders

Upload link enables a third party to upload files from their devices to your folder in Koofr even if they are not Koofr users. A link is created and then sent via email, Facebook, Twitter, messages, Skype, Viber or any communication service you might have on your Android device, even bluetooth.

To create an upload link:

  1. Select the folder to which you want to attach your upload link and hold it for a few moments until you get the checkmark in front of the folder.

  2. Press the    button on upper right side of the screen.

  3. Select    from the drop down menu.

  4. “Share with“ window will pop up offering multiple communication services you have on your Android device.

  5. Select the communication service you want to use to share the upload link (most common are e-mail or messages).

  6. Koofr will create an upload link and copy it to your selected service. Enter desired person’s contact information (e.g. e-mail address) and send the upload link.

Alternatively you can copy Upload or Download link’s URL to the clipboard when asked for communication service for sending the link. Select the link you want to create and then click copy to clipboard from menu. You can then paste the link wherever you want to.

Password protecting your upload and download links in Koofr?

Koofr allows you to password protect all your download and upload links. With this action you secure your links and your Koofr storage from accidental or deliberate misuse.

To password protect your download or upload link:

  1. Press    in the upper right side of the home screen.

  2. The top two checkboxes in your Profile menu indicate if the links you send are password protected or not.

  3. If you want your links to be protected simply make sure that box by the link you wish to password protect is checked   .

  4. When the box is checked, the password is sent automatically with the link you create.

Connect Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive with Koofr on your Android device

Access all the data you have in Dropbox, Google Drive and OneDrive cloud services directly from your Koofr mobile application and organize all your data at one place.

When in home screen you will see options to connect   ,    and/or   .

Select one (or all) of them and Sign in to Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive to link it with Koofr.

Now you can see your Dropbox/Google Drive/OneDrive folder on your home screen.