AirDroid 4.0

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TechLife Australia - - DISCOVER - [ PAUL TAY­LOR ]

By far and away our stand­out app for this month, AirDroid 4.0 gives re­mote access to your smart­phone so you don’t have to con­stantly pick it up to check messages, look at pho­tos and so on.

For any­one who runs a blog, a small busi­ness or is teth­ered to their com­puter for hours each day, it’s a re­mark­able time-sav­ing app, and very slick too. Con­nect your phone and com­puter to the same Wi-Fi net­work and log in to the pro­vided URL, and your phone is then pre­sented as a new desk­top in a tab of your web browser.

While this is not a mir­ror im­age of your phone, you’ll soon get used to the smart GUI lay­out as you browse pho­tos, re­ceive and re­ply to text messages, and al­ter the files on your phone as you see fit. There’s also the option to mir­ror your phone’s home screen to your com­puter (should you need to demo an app, for ex­am­ple), and also backup your files. It’s re­mark­ably ver­sa­tile, and pretty solid too.

Go pre­mium for $2.49 per month or $24.99 per year, and you can trans­fer larger files, but the free ver­sion of­fers a lot for noth­ing at all.

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