It might not be the most sought after utility, but the ability to control your android from PC can definitely make your life a little more easy. This can help you save some time if you have to work on both devices simultaneously, specially for developers this tool can come handy.
Vysor is a chrome extension which lets you control your android from PC. So far all the tools which we have seen requires the phone to be rooted, but Vysor will work just by enabling developer mode on the phone. To enable developement mode, go to Settings -> About phone and press seven times on build version. After this you will see a new option under settings – Developer Options . Select that option and enable USB debugging.
Having done this, you can connect your phone to computer and Vysor will allow you to control it. Vysor is still in beta mode so it might not work perfectly but still it’s a cool utility.
Let me know if you know of any other such cools tools.
Still sharing files over Bluetooth? Using data cable to copy files to your laptop? Get AirDroid 😉
AirDroid allows you to easily share files to and from your Android mobile to any other mobile or laptop with Wi-Fi or internet. That is not it, you can even read/reply to SMS from your desktop, start camera and click photos without touching your mobile, access contacts, dial a number, take a screenshot, locate or wipe your phone when it is lost and what not.
Here is a step by step guide to share a file over Wi-Fi using AirDroid just to get you started.
If you are in LAN with other device (in the same network) or can create a Wi-Fi hotspot then it is really easy. We will show how to share files over tethered network so that you can do it on PC or a Wi-Fi enabled mobile as well.
Turn on Wi-Fi tethering on your phone and connect your laptop or other mobile to it.
Now open AirDroid on mobile.
Go to Tools -> Tethering. When you click on tethering it will give you an address using which you can access files from your mobile.
Once you open this address in your browser you will see something like this.AirDroid turns your mobile into a web host.
Now you can access all your mobile files from this screen and do almost anything from here.
There are many more things you can do with AirDroid but listing them all here will not be possible. You can check out their site for more details.
AirDroid is undoubtedly one of the best software available for Android and is a must have for anyone who is using an Android phone. Give it a try, you will definitely love it.
Do let us know your favourite file sharing software using the comments form below.
If you are an Android or iPhone user, then the name Viber might not be new for you. Viber has been available for Android and iPhone users since long. It lets you send free messages just like WhatsApp but above it, it also allows you to make free calls to other Viber users.
Now with its desktop versions being launched recently, you can make free calls and send messages directly from your Windows or Mac machine. You will be able to connect with any device that is running Viber and is connected to the network.
Viber will sync all your devices, all the messages that you sent or received using Viber, call logs, contacts, everything will be available on all your devices. Which means you can start a conversation from your mobile or tablet and continue it in the comfort of your desktop.
Some of its cool features :
Voice calls to other devices
Video chat (for desktop users)
No registration, just enter your mobile number to get started
Sync with all devices
The video chat feature is expected to come to the mobile versions in near future. Currently Viber is available for all major operating systems. You can download your desired version from Viber.com