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Wirelessly Operate Your Android From Your Favorite Browser with AirDroid

AirDroid is a fast, free app that lets you wirelessly manage your Android from your favorite browser. Especially, if you are a Nexus series phone, and don't like MTP (Which is an alternative to USB Mass Storage), then this app is for you! Also if you transfer a lot of stuff from your Android to your PC or vice-versa, this app will free you from plugging in the USB cable every time, as it wirelessly (and also tirelessly!), transfers the data back and forth between your PC and your Android.

You can almost control all essential features of your phone via your browser. Ya, you read it right, your browser. This app works over WiFi Teathering or HotSpot, so you can manage this app via browser, thus no need to install yet another program on your PC. Just download AirDroid from Play Store and you are good to go.

Now lets briefly discuss about it's features, and there are tons of them in this app. You can send, receive, forward SMSes, Manage (Install/Uninstall) your Apps from browser, preview, manage your photos, videos....in short, you can manage your phone right away from your browser.

If you are a Root user of your Android, then there is a one exciting feature waiting for you. You can actually view your Android's screen in your browser, take a screenshot and can record a screencast, too!

Enjoy below features after installation from the comfort of your favorite web browser on Windows/Mac/Linux computer or other devices:

Transfer files between Android devices and computers. Now with drag & drop support.
Cut, copy, paste, search, rename or delete files on the SD card.

Receive, send, forward or delete SMS messages.

Install, uninstall, backup, search apps and do batch processing.

Preview, delete, upload, download, set as wallpaper and photos slide show from desktop.

Share clipboard text between desktop and device.

Group, search, create contacts, check and delete call logs.

Search, preview, upload, download, delete and customize ringtones for phone calls, notifications and alarms.

Play, search, upload, download, delete, or set as phone call, notification and alarm ringtones.

**New features added in v.1.0.5**

QR code login via web.airdroid.com
Tired of the long IP address 192.168.xxx.xxx?
Scan the QR code on web.airdroid.com and you are all set.

Https connection
Stay safe even on a public Wi-Fi network.

Realtime Android screen (experimental feature, root permission required)
View your Android's screen, take a screenshot, or even record a screencast.

Multiple virtual desktops
AirDroid is designed for multitasking. Move apps between desktops to better organize your work.

Video (Quick Time plugin required)
Mobile devices are great for videos shooting, but big screen computer may be better for viewing these clips, isn't it?

More features
Device photo match for most devices, various widgets (calendar, weather, url transfer, clipboard, etc.), frequent contacts...
AirDroid also comes with the following inbuilt features:

Device Status
Real-time ROM, SD Card, Battery, CPU and RAM status report & monitor with charts to demonstrate available/used/total resources, and one-tap memory boost.

Tasks Manager
Kill or uninstall running apps, batch operation supported.

Apps Manager
Uninstall, share or check details of user and system apps.

Control Cut, copy, rename, send/share, delete, sort and create visible or hidden folders and files.

What's the requirements to run AirDroid?

AirDroid should be compatible with most Android devices running Android 2.1 or later. The Web Desktop should be compatible with most modern web browsers, including Chrome 12 or later, Firefox 3.6 or later, Safari 5.0 or later (For best performance IE is not recommended).

Video Guide 

Or point your phone camera towards QR code to get the link.

Rajat Patel

Rajat Patel

Founder at TheNextGeek.com. Software Engineer & Business Analyst by profession. Avid open source evangelist. Mostly writes about Technology that interests him, and some neat tricks to make your day-to-day tech life a breeze.

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