AirDroid

Wirelessly control your Android device from the browser

AirDroid allows users to connect and control their Android devices from their browser. View full description

PROS

  • Very stable connection
  • Beautiful interface
  • Easy to setup

CONS

  • Phone idling may kill the connection

Very good
8

AirDroid allows users to connect and control their Android devices from their browser.

AirDroid is a strange app to try and define. While it does wireless file transfers, it's much more than that. What AirDroid basically allows you to do is connect to your Android device over the network to control files, music, photos, video, apps, and even contacts. You can even read and send texts from with the web interface.

AirDroid for Android is only half of the equation. You'll need a web browser to navigate to web.android.com. The website gives you an graphical user interface to control your Android device. You can upload and download files to and from your device, using a windowing system. There's also four virtual desktops for you to multitask using your phone. There are widgets to tell the weather and system information about your device.

In use, AirDroid provided a solid connection for file transfers, although I did notice that the connection and file transfers would pause if your device went to "sleep." If you experience this, you can set your Android device to stay awake by changing the screen time out within the settings.

Within the Android AirDroid app, there are sections that give you an overview about the types of files and tasks that are on your phone. There's a full featured file manager and even a 'Data Counter,' which shows how much data has been used over the network during your current session. There is also a section within AirDroid for app recommendations, though I found them not particularly relevant to any interests.

AirDroid is an impressive app that does more than wirelessly transfer files to your Android device. Its intuitive interface and plethora of features make it an innovative and useful app.