Android, unlike iOS, isn’t a closed operating system, and it lets its customers tinker around with it without asking too many questions. Taking a look at an Android tablet or mobile phone’s contents is usually as easy as connecting it to the computer with a USB cable, and activating the USB storage device. That being said, there is an app that offers a more intuitive and simple way of doing so with even more features. AirDroid is an Android device manager that allows you to manage your smartphone from your PC without even having to connect it.
To use AirDroid, the first thing you’ll have to do is download it on the Android device you want to remotely manage. Once it is installed, simply open it, and then go to its website to link the program to your smartphone. Just follow the instructions you are given: type the six-digit code that is displayed on your device, or scan it directly with your QR code scanner that appears on the screen. You will be able to use the software as long as your computer and smartphone are connected to the same WiFi network.
What can you do, exactly, from AirDroid’s beautiful web interface? Practically everything. The basic functions let you access your pictures stored on the memory of your Android device, and allow you to download them to your computer, edit them to your liking, delete them, or even set them as your background. You have an array of similar options to choose from in regards to your music, as you can listen to all your songs from the AirDroid interface, and also download your songs to your hard drive, delete them, or set them as your ringtone. And you can do exactly the same with your videos, too.
Perhaps even more exciting is the file and app manager. With AirDroid, you can sift through the content on your Android device as if you were doing so with Windows Explorer. You can delete folders and files, change their name, copy and paste them, download them to your computer’s hard drive, or drag and drop elements from one place to another. In regards to apps, you can even install and uninstall them from within the browser itself.
A small utility that can be overlooked, but that is almost the most exciting feature, is the notepad located on the right side of the interface. This allows you to write any note on your computer using your keyboard like normal, and later save your changes, and have that exact same text copied to the clipboard on your Android device.
Last but not least is the option to send text messages from your computer, which is perhaps used the most. This utility allows you to send text message from your web browser as if you were doing so from your smartphone, as long as your Android and computer are connected to the same WiFi network. Of course, to send a text, you’ll need access to your contacts, which you can also easily access with the program. You can do everything from within the browser – add contacts, edit phone numbers, change their names, etc.
AirDroid is possibly the most intuitive, best looking, and easiest to use Android device manager around. Obviously, it doesn’t have the features as other desktop programs, like QtADB or Android Commander, but it also doesn’t come with the many complications that these normally do, either.
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