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So what I'm hearing is "Hey guys we'd really like you to start using free, unlimited alternatives like Airdroid. Thanks."
Not important at all. I use a Macbook, iPad, Android phone and Android tablet together and never have any issues. I still receive 90% of the features of Handoff using apps like AirDroid and Pushbullet. They work so well I forget they're third-party.
Personally I don't think there's nearly as much to gain from keeping everything in the same ecosystem as some users would lead you to believe.
I never text with Pushbullet, and the copy/paste is nice but was never, ever reliable, so all the main part of Pushbullet I want to continue using is notification mirroring so I get pings on my laptop when my phone is charging or whatever. Is there an alternative for that?
Edit: Airdroid does notification mirroring. I'm also trying to find something that does universal copy and paste that doesn't look terrible.
The major issue with pulling data directly off the device that shows up in File Explorer/Finder/etc, is that you don't get any app data. Meaning if you had a lot of WhatsApp conversations, game saves, etc, it won't copy over unless it's already stored on the sdcard.
Do you know if you've ever turned on ADB by chance? If so, you can pull the current screen via ADB.
adb shell screencap -p /sdcard/screen.png
adb pull /sdcard/screen.png
adb shell rm /sdcard/screen.png
Also you can issue touch commands via adb as well:
adb shell input tap x y
Whereas x & y respond to the coordinates on the screen (which you can check via the screenshot method above).
Also using this method you can also install applications like AirDroid and pull files that way if you're not familiar with how to pull files via adb.
And of course there's hundreds of third-party apps that automate all of this as well, but I don't have any suggestions.
I use AirDroid, because it's an all-in-one app for my day-to-day life. It's actually mostly a file-sharing app to send files from my computer to my phone or vice versa very quickly and with no hassle of using cables or what-have-you. There's an option to screen-record, so I use that :) There's no logo the recordings, either, like with other apps, but the corner shows a little circle to turn the recording on and off or open the folder where the recordings are. If you prefer one that gives the option to not show the on/off/open camera/whatever panel, XRecorder works great, too, from what I've used of it! But primarily, AirDroid is my go-to since I love it so much that I paid a subscription for it to support the developers and increase my quota to transfer stuff :P It's so worth it. Here's the apps:
ArchWiki to the rescue!
I prefer AirDroid, since my Tablet is not always recognized by libmtp and I don't have to manually mount it.
I like Airdroid's interface. Install it on your phone then go to [link]
Pushbullet's integration into Chrome is amazing as well.
AirDroid allows you to install apps, add photos and music, and a whole bunch of other things with a beautiful GUI from your computer.
Air Droid and pulse replace the functionality of the my phone app
Modern Android phones don't really support mass storage protocol and OnePlus phones don't have external memory anyway. The 'standard' way is 'Media Transfer Protocol' but I've never had much luck with it- it's inherently flaky. I either use Airdroid typically, or for very large transfers, backups etc Android Developer Bridge. ADB is the canonical method and if you're comfortable with Linux you should be able to manage.
YouTube-dl files should play unless you've messed up the file extensions. Certainly your phone can play MP3, MP4, aac and ogg audio
This app has a LOT of other options, but it also allows you to text from your computer. And, the computer client is web-based, so you can use it on any computer without installing anything.
I've moved vault files back and forth on my android phone several times by simply manipulating the number in the filename, it worked fine for me.
As always, take backups.
Just change the filename from Vault1.sav to Vault2.sav and it should be moved.
I normally use AirDroid for this.
You could format the SD card to EXFAT using a PC (not totally sure, but I think you have to do it on a PC for it to work properly) and then it will recognise files larger than 4GB. EXFAT is a good file system to use, not the best; but for storage of large video files on a phone means it is perfect for this use.
I found out that you can also use android air to transfer files larger than 4GB directly to the SD card, although I have had it fail 1st time maybe 1/10 I tried copying; it did work after retrying immediately however.
Also if you have a fast network, fast transfer speeds. here is the link to Android Air You also need the desktop app.
Hope this helps!
I had a similar problem when I tried transferring music to my phone.
Now I just use Airdroid it's fast, easy and work's every time.
I use the app on my phone and extension on my Chromebook.
I had this problem happen a long time ago. I never really fixed it (went back to stock after having it rooted and still didn't work) so I looked for other solutions. For transferring pretty much any file on my phone (music, pictures, etc) I've been using airdroid. It's wireless so it should work for you. I think it tells you to download a program for your desktop but simply putting web.airdroid.com works as long as you have airdroid on your phone.
> I know of Google play music, but I don't wanna waste my data listening to music.
With GPM, you can download albums/playlists for offline listening, so you don't waste data if you download the albums/playlists when you want to listen to them.
Maybe try AirDroid if you want to transfer files over wifi.
I recommend setting up an AirDroid account, installing AirDroid on her phone (hide the app from the launcher), signing into the account, and set it to require no confirmation, start service on launch (I believe this setting is set by default), and also disable notification icon (all in the settings menu of the app). I suggest installing AirDroid on your own phone and making sure you know how to set it up and where exactly the settings are before attempting to do it on your wife's phone while she's in the shower. Then while she is still connected to the wifi at your home, just type in the IP address of her phone (displayed on the AirDroid screen) on your computer followed by :8888 to access AirDroid. From there, you can click on messages and access all the messages she's sent/received. Copy and paste them to a text document and you're good to go.
Never had this particular problem. Try using AirDroid to connect your phone to your laptop over local wireless.
AirDroid: File & Notifications - SAND STUDIO
There are actually quite a few options as far as that's concerned. The most popular seem to be AirDroid and PushBullet. Both handle desktop SMS functionality perfectly, as well as a huge amount of other features.
I've been using Android + OS X for a couple of years now and I've never had any issues.
You could try Airdroid - [link]
This is what I used to use which allows you do kind of "use" your phone from your PC. Now I use Pushbullet cuz it rocks the casbah.
Yes, you can control your phone from your computer with the Airdroid app.
You could probably also install a VNC server and connect to it.
Thirdly, androids support USB keyboards and mice, so if you get a USB OTG adapter for your phone, you could plug a mouse in.
Edit: you might even be able to use a bluetooth mouse without an adapter at all.
So Sidesync looks to have been discontinued. What seems to be the replacement- SamsungFlow, does not support tablets (Wow). Airdroid was painfree and simple to set up though.
Here's the web application (Can also install a real app for windows)
Andhere's the mobile app for your tab.
You say you don't want to be looking at a little screen all day, I'm curious, have you mastered the art of not looking at the screen while you write? Otherwise, I think signing into the meeting from your desk/laptop and also signing in with the tablet and just disconnecting tablet audio is going to be a much simpler process than sharing something to your laptop then laptop to zoom.
Also on airdroid, I've tried it for about 4 minutes now and after the first 30 seconds of being blurry, it came in clear. While I have stress tested using zoom to screenshare for hours on end several times a week since March, and literally never had an issue getting my tablet connected or keeping it connected... I've only stress tested airdroid for a few minutes.
Sharing through a separate service also introduces a new point of failure (airdroid). If airdroid has issues one day, but zoom is fine you're downstream with no canoe. Students are still in the meeting, you're still in the meeting, but there's a holdup. Makes things awkward. (Same logic holds true for ipads with airshare or whatever their's is called). If you share through zoom, and zoom is having issues, then everyone is having issues, and it's less awkward lol
Check out AirDroid for wireless file transfer:
Works over WiFi. Starts a web server on your phone; you just type in the phone's IP address in your web browser to access it from a computer on the same network.
I once used AirDroid for that. It worked, but not so well - e.g. you can't really stream videos and sound is not mirrored. There may be applications for actual streaming (like, for game-streaming) - but that requires powerful Android device and good network connection.
I think it depends on what you are trying to achieve. You can use an emulator like Genymotion if you need to launch a specific app of PC or if you are a developer.
If you want to read messages, manage photos, get notifications, etc, AirDroid if just fine for that. Screen mirroring solutions are generally the last resort.
What are you trying to FTP from, the Windows box? And to the Android phone? Android doesn't run and FTP server natively...
You may look into Airdroid.
O varianta mai buna e sa folosesti Airdroid. Il folosesc de cativa ani in loc de cablu de date si functioneaza ireprosabil.
I don't use fancy stuff like AirDroid, I just install a bog-simple FTP server on the phone, install an FTP client on the computer (like FileZilla) and connect to the phone when both are on the name network.
I don't think VPN is the kind of thing you're looking for what you mean Is a Remote Desktop client, tight VNC might work for what you need.
For transferring files Try airdroid. [link]
It will do what you need, I think. You need some type of a wireless ADB to be able to push Apks to a device on the same network though. I've used one to do that with my fire stick.
Transferring data via USB was always really unreliable to me ever since we got forced to use MTP (invisible files, random disconnecting etc). Just use an app like AirDroid to transfer data between devices via Wi-Fi. It works that much better.
Install Airdroid from your PC to get the messages off.
The tricky part is launching the app and connecting to wifi - an OTG cable will let you plug a mouse in for input and an MHL cable will output video to a HDMI monitor/TV, but I don't think they can be used at the same time.
Install AirDroid. It's great for wireless file management.
Even if you figured out how to make the USB connection show up on your computer, Win32 Disk Imager probably wouldn't recognize the SD card inside your phone. Your best bet is to figure out how to extract the img file and move the resulting files to your SD card via FTP or an app like AirDroid.
Or spend some money and get this.
Or why not use Pushbullet?
Install airdroid for Android ([link]) then connect the phone to any WiFi your laptop is connected to. Follow the app instructions and then you should have access to upload, download etc from/to the phone.
I'm sorry I should have specified. You don't need to download the application on to your PC its web based. Go to this link [link]
As long as your phone is on and connected to 4G(unless you have 4G downloading disabled) or WIFI it will automatically download the app to your phone once you hit the install button. This happens remotely. Give it a couple minutes to make sure it downloaded and installed correctly then go to web.airdroid.com on your computer and sign in with the same gmail account used to sign into google play / used to download the app. At that point it will sign you in and it will see your phone over your local network and you'll have access to your phones pictures.. texts.. internal storage and more. You can even reply to your text messages and see who's calling you.
I'm 90% sure this will work I don't remember needing to set anything up on the phone itself once the app is installed. If you're gmail account is linked to your phone airdroid will just default to that. All you gotta do is sign in with a computer to connect to it.
Airdroid lets you manage your Android from any browser on your network, including transferring files. It seems to be faster than the specialised FTP servers too.
You can try out Airdroid it syncs your phone with the laptop( like msgs, notes, notification,call log,etc)
P.S- I don't know how it works on Chromebooks (never used one) but it works pretty well on windows.
Im afraid not. I use AirDroid to transfer files from android to pc, but its a closed sourced app and doesnt use internet connection
Also there’s Portal, for the same stuff
I am using AirDroid to send my files from PC to Android phone. Few seconds, free cost, just download and log in to the same account.
If you are willing to accept a virtual display on your main system while using the Android touch screen (or Bluetooth mouse and keyboard) for input, then do this:
Install Airdroid on the Android device.
Figure out how to show the Airdroid display on your desktop/laptop (hint: "Airdroid Web"). But don't sign up for anything (and you don't have to).
Click the "Mirroring" icon on the desktop/laptop to show the Android display on the desktop/laptop.
Now you have the Android display on your main system and you control the Android device using the usual touch inputs, or use a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.
You can also sort-of install a Linux distribution on the Android device by installing Termux and AndroNix, but one step at a time -- the display issue is more important anyway.
> I want to convert a peripheral, specifically mouse, connected to a linux machine to a bluetooth device for pairing with my phone. I know there are hardware solutions that exist but I want to do so without tampering with the device or purchasing any new hardware.
This is not possible. You cannot turn a USB mouse into a Bluetooth mouse without purchasing a hardware converter that converts a USB mouse into a Bluetooth mouse. All apart from the fact that the described hardware conversion device doesn't exist.
There are Bluetooth mice (I have several), but that contradicts your rule about buying any new hardware. Their existence and low cost may explain why there's no converter whose sole purpose is to change a USB mouse into a Bluetooth mouse.
However, there might be ways to connect to your phone so that the phone's GUI appears on the laptop's display and is controllable by the laptop's pointing device and keyboard. I just tried AirDroid for this, and its "mirroring" feature shows the Android device's display on the laptop (even full-screen), but disappointingly it won't allow the laptop mouse to control the Android interface, which is the whole point. All it does is show the Android display on the laptop, with no control ability.
There might be another program that tries to do this, but in the Google play listings most of them seem like junk I wouldn't trust on my Android device, or they aren't compatible with my Android devices.
AirDroid used to be a convenient way to transfer stuff wirelessly: [link]
Haven't used it for a while now and it might not be very friendly to novices, so please take that as a disclaimer and don't down vote me into oblivion..
> There's a few apps that only work on Android/iOS, and they won't work on my mobile. I really wish to use these apps.
You can run a VNC server on the Android device and use a VNC client on the dektop/laptop. You can run AirDroid with a similar outcome.
You can install android-x86 in a VM and run that.
Many more examples, just do a search.
Or you can put the file on Google Drive.
The laziest method I used is write a new email, attach the file, close the app and redownload the attachment from the email draft on my PC lol
Recently I started using the free version of AirDroid. It allows screen mirroring in up to 720p (HD). You can stream the video from the phone screen to your pc screen over local lan/WiFi, or even over mobile date (though that has a 200mb limit on the free version).
it's sometimes a bit laggy, so it's good for reading through the scenes, but not so good during battles.
You cannot control the mirrored screen using the pc mouse or keyboard - that required rooting/USB debugging which prevents fgo from running.
Give it a try if you are using android - AirDroid
The AX200 is only a fraction of the cost of the phone, though.
BTW why the AX200? For BT5.0?
Would Airdroid help you with what you want?
I use AirDroid or XRecorder! :D AirDroid is used for my day-to-day life, since it's actually a file sharing app that lets me access my phone from my computer, send files quickly to my computer and vice versa, mirror my phone or computer, etc. Part of the app is screen recording, which I only recently discovered and use all the time now. There's no logo or watermarks on recordings, though it will show the control circle panel (for turning the recording on, closing AirDroid Record, opening the folder where you keep your recordings, etc.) in the corner. I use AirDroid for everything, and even have a year subscription for it haha it's so worth it.
If you want an app more specific to recording screens, though, XRecorder will probably work awesome for you, since I use that one as well sometimes. With that one, you can hide the control circle panel when you want, and it gives more options in general for recording, like setting the resolution, FPS, what folder you want the recordings to go into, etc. Both apps can record audio.
Here ya go for links to them:
Airdroid might work for you. It sets up a web server on the phone itself that you can access from your computer's browser over wifi. Dead simple to use.
Did they cheap out and only supply a USB 2.0 cable?
The cable, computer, and phone all need to support USB 3.0 (or higher) to give higher transfer speeds.
The phone has USB-C, so you need a cable like this:
Or try transferring wirelessly using something like AirDroid
I've used AirDroid for years, and highly recommend it.
It can easily do what you need (file transfers from/to computers and Android devices), plus a whole lot more. Read its description/details in the Play store to see what it can do.
I only use Linux, and AirDroid works flawlessly on all of my computers.
> Is there an open source, self-hosted solution that allows you view your Android text messages and reply to them from your laptop ...
Not open-source, but I just checked AirDroid and it has this feature. I don't know much about AirDroid except it seems very useful. It's free but it might have advertising or other common Android gotchas.
AirDroid uses a desktop/laptop browser for its interface. It's pretty slick. There's no need to sign up or anything -- AirDroid tries to get you to sign up, but it works without an account.
> Is it possible to receive or send text messages through Linux? I have an AT&T iPhone. If it's not possible through iPhone, what about Android?
I just looked into this and there's a Android app called AirDroid that has a browser presence (accessible on the local network) and an Android user interface, and it can launch an SMS message from Linux (or from any local network browser) via the phone.
Naturally there are more examples of SMS from the Linux desktop, this is just one example, fairly easy to get working.
I've run into something similar when trying to delete a folder. If I drill down, I can delete the contents therein, but the folder remains.
Download another file manager. I used to have an ASUS phone and it worked pretty well.
I just use Air Droid to clean things up and transfer files.
Ok so you can install AirDroid directly from your PC via the Play Store. Install it on your new Pixel also, so you can press the exact same locations to configure it. It might be tricky but if you do it well you can have it configured pretty quickly. Then when you have access to your screen again, do your things.
Airdroid - Only storage permission is needed for that functionality. So If you don't use other features, You can disable other permissions of this app.
For Android users, you can download Airdroid app on the phone ([link]). On the PC, connect to your phone with your browser. It's also available for iOS.
well.. it's the 21st century, being hacked is like EXISTING, it's gonna happen no matter how many secure walls one creates, it's intrinsic to the evolutionary process we are going through.
but I agree, they didn't handle it very well. And you know what, you're fucking right, I'm tired of waiting for the bozos at Teamviewer to fix a simple problem. It's been more than 4 years, basically they decided to not support CyanogenMod and now LineageOS
found this, and it's working great = [link]
Get the airdroid app and go to their website, you won't need any cable and I think its faster but try to get the version 4.1.2 because the last update don't work to me
I have a nexus 7 2013 and use Ubuntu. I've used various other android devices also. In short mtp on Linux is a toy protocol that doesn't actually work, or at least never has for me for more than a tiny volume of data per connection. There are two options that do work. Both require a working android install:
I like Messenger especially after the upgrade, and as for texting through my computer, I have had no problems using Airdroid.
Airdroid is an app that lets you manage your phone from your web browser via local network. It has a built-in screen recording feature with sound (although just speakers sound, not from the mic)
Seems right. Have you looked inside the "image" folders shown? I think those folders are for thumbnails of the original images. Enable "show hidden files" option on your PC.
I know it's not a permanent solution, but, get Airdroid from the Google Playstore. Wirelessly Look at Android file system from your PC and check that DCIM folder for past photos. You can also transfer the photos to PC if you happen to find them. Good luck!
I know you're looking to do this over USB but I am going to suggest an app to help you out. You can use AirDroid to transfer files from your phone to a computer using WiFi, which actually may be faster than using MTP (Media transfer protocol) over USB. The only requirement is that both devices are on the same WiFi network, and that devices are allowed to "talk" to each other. If this is your home WiFi, you'll be fine, workplace and public WiFi will usually restrict that for mobile devices.
Here is the Play Store link for the app:
The app basically starts a website running from your phone that will allow you to transfer files, send and receive text messages, and a few other features. I know this probably sounds like an AD but I use it all the time and it's my go-to for transferring files quickly.
A lot of those android/pc tools are done well by Airdroid. Free file transfer, direct file management, call/text management, Find my Phone, app installation, phone info viewer, and all sorts of other stuff - All from pc using the downloadable client or the web client.
If you decide to try it out, the web client's url is web.airdroid.com. Use it with your google account for quick syncing with the app on your phone. I prefer it over the downloadable client because a past version wouldn't sync texts correctly. Could've been fixed since then though, idk
I have a Nexus 4, and I exclusively use Macs at work.
I've been using AirDroid for a couple of years and it does everything I need. File transfer/browser etc. It does use WiFi though, so if you're without it's not much good.
There is also a desktop app that makes everything easier, but it's not essential.
Have a look: [link]
Airdroid. Lets you manage you Android device from your web browser (file manager, sideload apps, download apks, etc). Had some issues last time I used it with my Shield TV, but once you get past those its much easier to do more advanced things that are difficult on the TV.
I use Airdroid for any transferring of files or even organizing my phone when I'm tired of having to poke around where as I can get stuff done faster with a desktop.
AirDroid: File Transfer/Manage - Android Apps on Google Play
I guess if you really wanted pip boy functionality on your Surface Pro 3, I guess a viable workaround would be to use a program like airdroid to mirror your smartphone or whatever onto the screen of your tablet.
I used to use AirDroid for transferring stuff over WiFi but that doesn't work if you have your phone set up as a hotspot.
Currently, I use Web PC Suite
I can't recommend this app enough for getting your apk to your phone: Airdroid. It has a companion app (web or desktop) that allows you to just drag and drop the apk to your phone, then just click to install.
I had the same issue when I upgraded to Windows 8. HTC Sync wasn't supported, so I use AirDroid now.
I suggest using Airdroid to transfer your files via LAN; if you have a decent router you will transfer files extremely fast.
They say there is a file size limit for free users; but it doesn't actually limit you.
Im not sure exactly, but Airdroid might be able to do it. I know it can at least do popups on pc. Not sure about answering calls.
Depends on what you need to get off the phone, but you could try Air Droid before you buy anything.
I just can't remember how you pair it to see if you need to use the touch screen...
I'm assuming that there are actual music files on the phone which you want to transfer. I only have my old Samsung Galaxy S3, but whenever I want to transfer files to or from my phone I'm using the AirDroid app. I haven't tried many other file transfer applications, but it works like a charm for me.
For people using android devices, I would suggest airdroid instead. It doesn't bounce your data and texts to an external server when it doesn't need to (i.e. when the PC and phone are on the same network).
It gets you notifications from your phone to your desktop. You can also transfer files between devices. And it's coolest feature is that you can copy stuff to your phone's clipboard from the desktop.
Ctrl + F > "Airdroid"
It's an amazing app that allows you to text, transfer files, install apps, and even view the camera. All from a browser window. It's the most useful, lesser known apps, I could possibly think of.
Not sure what you mean by "wirelessly sync"?
If you have an Android phone and the Google+ backup is enabled, all your pictures are already showing up in the Photos app in your Nexus 9 as you can see.
Other than that, you already synced everything up when you entered your Google account in the setup phase. Your Google account and services are always synced across all your Android devices.
If you mean accessing the filesystem in your tablet from your PC, you can do that as well through WiFi or using the USB cable. For Wi-Fi almost every file manager will have the option, but you'll probably enjoy something like AirDroid.
Yes there is this app you can download that works with your computer that allows you to transfer/add stuff to your phone or in your case download stuff to your computer.
you'll need to log in using the same information, select your phone and now you should be prompted onto a desktop version of your phone stuff. It's pretty self explanatory from there but there are folders that give you everything from
messages (any sms you send)
apps (apps on your phone)
photos (this is what you're gonna look for)
From there just click the photos icon and download whatever your heart desires. You can even drag files from your desktop to your phone. I use this to drag music on my computer or even tv shows that I want to have on my phone to watch whenever I can.
I use AirDroid and noticed a couple days ago that there was a Baidu ad icon right in the web interface (that you view on your desktop). Then today Privacy Guard (in CyanogenMod) caught it trying to report my location twice.
I wouldnt expect wireless charging to help with the pc connection issue. If you dont want to change the ports you can use apps such as Airdroid [link]
to interface with pc for data transfer. But you will still need a usb connection for firmware updates and such.
I think what you really want is Airdroid. As long as your cellphone and your Mac are on the same network, you can go to the Airdroid website and send/receive texts there. It's also free.
Use airdroid it can supposedly do this and much more, link but a warning, over 3g you're really going to see some performance and lag issues. Youll probably want lte/4g or WiFi for an optimal experience
What type of phone do you have? There are apps you can install on your PC and phone that will allow you to send text messages through your phone. Two popular apps for this are Pushbullet and AirDroid. Just as long as your phone is compatible too as I don't know what you are using.
Hopefully this is what you were asking for or sort of asking for.
Agreed, back to Airdroid for me too.
Nova Launcher: I could argue that this is one of the top 3 most useful apps on Android. I can't even begin to explain the amount of freedom this offers in terms of what you want your phone to do. Get rid of icons and launch your apps by gestures, rearrange your icons in any orientation you want (including at various grid sizes), change your icons, remove the bottom dock or the top notification bar, double tap your home screen to launch Snapchat, do whatever you will, however simple or complicated.
Airdroid (Android Only): Sync your computer files and notifications with your phone.
Allo: Not too popular yet, but a very fun chat app backed up by Google's Personal Assistant. It's nice because you have AI in your chat that can pull up pictures, articles, locations, emails, etc. Good for planning trips, figuring out where each other is, and will be getting a desktop webapp soon.
Duo: Possibly the most simple universal video chat service I've found. Very easy, reliable, good quality. Why not?
Lastpass: You know how you want to have complicated passwords but you know you'll forget them? Get a password manager like lastpass which works on all your devices, syncs all your logins, passwords, and other sensitive storage, and even creates custom passwords for you upon new website logins. It's nice. though they just upped the cost of premium from $1 a month to 2$.
Trusted Contacts: Think of find my friends but cross platform. Very useful and I imagine if I had kids it would be even more so.
Slack: Can you get any better group messaging? Being able to use bots, break out into seperate conversations, and tag and find other in your group is very useful. I love slack, though it can be a bit confusing at first.
Clarity money (iPhone only): Amazing for keeping track of your money and budget. Allows for bill payments and money transfers inside the app, beautiful display of where your money is going and coming from and how you can cut down spending.
Google Trips: Fuck, this app is so good. I would include screenshots but I'm too lazy. If you are traveling anywhere this is the way to go. If you use Google Services it's even better. It will group all of your reservations, schedules, meetings, flights, weather, nearby points of interest, prompts to download the local language, etc all in one attractive app that allows sharing to others on your trip. great app, try it out next time you travel.
Particle Flow (Android Only): This app is pretty niche, it's kind of like a fun little gravity simulator where you can pick the gravity rating, particle amount and size, and other things. Then you can play around with the particles, it's pretty fun.
The best part, though, is that you can set it as your background, it's very good looking with custom colors.
EDIT: Honorable Mention is Swarm (UPDATED TODAY): Swarm is awesome. Best app for checking in to places and it has helped me remember countless restaurants and places I've been in years past when I go to a city I have been too. There is also a bit of a competitive side to it in that you can add friends and compare stats. The stand out feature to me, though, is a simple map that shows every check in you've ever had all across the world. It really is cool to look at after you've been traveling for awhile. Definitely Check it out
TOP 50 (alpabetical order):
Airdroid for me
I only need one: Airdroid
Use syncdroid aka syncios or iMazing.
I have used iMazing in past with ios 8 & 9. I was using it to export photos, videos etc. from iTunes backup. It should also work with new iOS versions. (I didn't have any password protected ITunes backup.)
Install iMazing on your MacBook. Open it and It will scan for iTunes backup. It will detect all iTunes backup with device name. It will allow you to see photos, videos, contacts etc. Export that data to your MacBook. And from MacBook transfer it to pixel.
Contacts: You can export .vcf file and import it to your google account using [link] or you can transfer it from iCloud.
Other data: Check option-2. If it doesn't work. You can transfer files wirelessly using airdroid.
Here's some other things to do for turning off iMessage.
The best app that I've ever used for texting from a computer, is AirDroid [Android | PC/Mac].
You can also access your phone from anywhere using their website.
Also, a better alternative to iMessage is Hangouts [Android | iOS] or Telegram [Android | iOS]. Basically, iMessage is Apple's proprietary instant messaging app built into it's normal texting app. But there are a lot better alternatives.
In the meantime, you can use AirDroid which has all PushBullet features for free.
Google Play Link : [link]
Airdroid is a really good one. [link]
OBS for screen capturing: https://obsproject.com/de produces relatively small files if configured correctly.
AirDroid for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sand.airdroid&hl=de drag and drop files on your phone via wifi.. no need to search for your usb cable :D
I’ve used AirDroid and it works well both on my laptop and my android
This will let you connect to your phone from your computer wirelessly, move any files to or from the phone, and more.
TL;DR: Here is the study behind this news. Android apps that act as server (that expect connections from other PCs) don't do a good job of making sure that the incoming connection is actually legitimate, allowing malicious remote clients to connect and exploit the device. One such app is AirDroid, which presents itself as a server so that from your PC you can manage the files on your Android device.
The basic problem is that many of these apps don't authenticate the remote PC, that those that authenticate use either a global fixed token/password that could be extracted from one install and used to attack other devices, or use a short PIN (typically 4 characters) that can be brute-forced in a few minutes. The researchers go on to suggest strategies app developers can employ to protect their users.
My take: We keep seeing study after study showing that Android apps expose users to security and privacy abuse. It seems that researchers who need a study subject in Android app security won't soon run out of flaws to discover. Users should remember to pay close attention to the permissions apps request, to realize that one malicious or insecure app can expose everything on the device, and to use tools such as XPrivacy (on Android 4 - 6) and firewalls in whitelist mode to limit apps that do run to their bare minimum operational requirement.
Airdroid is free 99, with a few limitations. [link]
Try airdroid or ADB.
If you have an Android then I highly recommend AirDroid.
Whatever happened to airdroid? It used to be pushed big on this sub.
I don't use it myself but am just curious.
I know 3 other people who use it, all of them because of me.
Needless to say I'll be helping them move to Airdroid now.
Back to AirDroid I go...
I use Airdroid. It's fast, simple and easy to use.
Google Play: [link]
AirDroid can do this. Install AirDroid on the phone and then use the AirDroid website on the iPad.
at the very basic, go through all of the settings for you to understand what you can tweak out of the box. familiarizing with developer options (not sure if the tap build number 7x also applies to the m9) which is hidden by default is a must.
then, check app reviews/roundups. some of the most frequently mentioned are airdroid, pushbullet, tasker and greenify - these apps will help you get the most out of your device - and it doesn't even need the more advanced stuff like bootloader unlocking, root and custom software
lastly, with regard to "make it mine" - I believe you're looking for ways to customize how your software looks. try checking /r/androidthemes for more info (since I'm not big on customizing the look)
You can probably find most of the apps you used on iOS on Android as well. Some I like include:
ES File Explorer
Tinfoil for Facebook
Tinfoil for Twitter
You should use AirDroid, it's really usefull.
If you want to share files with Android, don't limit yourself to one solution that requires KDE to be installed. Alternatives:
A USB cable between the Android device and your system. In this setup the Android device appears as an external storage device.
An app called "AirDroid" that works through any browser on the Linux system and allows bidirectional file transfers to/from the Android device. Many other features.
My free app SSHelper, which is an SSH/SFTP server that allows bidirectional file transfers between Android and Linux as well as browsing/reading/writing the Android device using a Linux file explorer.
Termux, a really nice user-level Linux install that allows most of what the above apps do, but with a terminal interface, a shell session, on the Android device. A great learning tool among other things.
Other similar applications.
There, there, no need to scream. Here, try this: [link]
Unified Remote Full
Airdroid does this job pretty well and some other things too.
I'm not sure what "creates a small version of your phone" means, but are you thinking of Airdroid?
I couldn't get anything to work with the USB on my MBP so I just installed Airdroid. It works easily and is quite fast.
You can also get an app to transmit over wifi, but the speeds are usually pretty pokey. AirDroid, for example.
Can you try AirDroid?
You could use Airdroid and manage your Shield from your web browser.
AirDroid is probably the best way to do this.
You can close PC desktop client or web browser when you're not charging phone, then you won't receive notifications on it.
Half the people in here didn't read your sentence that says:
>Don't mean an entire different program like kik and other messaging apps, mean one that actually connects to my iPhone messaging app.
The ones in here that actually do what you asked for are Pushbullet, AirDroid, and MightyText
Or Airdroid. Works like a charm: [link]
Check out AirDroid.
Airdroid also does this.
AirDroid will let you connect to your phone from your browser and download/drag and drop files between the two.
I just use Airdroid ([link]). MTP has never worked right for me.
I'm not sure if this is well known or not, but AirDroid is a great app.
AirDroid? It's been quite a bit since I used it last time but it was quite good and easy to use
I use Airdroid. Free, no ads and simple to use.
[link] yeah that's the one I downloaded so totally the wrong one
I use an app called Air Droid, although I only transfer file from my PC to the phone.
App just Crashes upon splash screen
I'd also throw AirDroid on there.
For managing your phone remotely.
Airdroid does it very well, don't know anything about sidesync.
AirDroid: A great app for sending links and files to and from your computer or tablet. Definitely useful when you are doing work away from home.
CallTrack (Not currently available on PlayStore): An app that records caller ID, start time, end time and duration of calls and makes an entry into your calendar.
CTRL-F: An irl search function. Take photos of paper-based text and search for words.
Google Keep: Simple note and list app. I really like the ability to colour coordinate notes. I use it for simple stuff like grocery lists and shopping lists. Is also able to trigger reminders based on location.
Notification History Log: A full history of all notifications your phone receives. Definitely useful for when you accidentally clear something important.
notin: A quick reminder app that only adds notifications. I use this when I am in the middle of a task and need to remember to do something soon (that is not time based). For instance, if I'm cleaning the house and remember that I have to switch the laundry, I'll use this to remind myself.
Notion: A noteboard and pinboard. I use it mostly for reading lists and class notes.
Microsoft Office Lens: Simple scanner app.
Otter: An audio recording app that transcribes conversations to text. Useful for impromptu meetings or taking memos.
Pocket: A pinboard for saving links.
Quality Time: An app to set time limits on your app usage, see how long and how frequently you use apps. It will give you a reminder of when to take breaks from using your phone.
SaveMyTime: A time tracking app that prompts you to enter what you have been doing every time you unlock your phone. I found that I wouldn't remember to start timers, and am finding this to be a fantastic alternative.
Google Tasks: Simple task manager.
Xodo: PDF reader.
CamCard: A business card scanner that will automatically add entries to your contacts app of choice. Definitely better than keeping a stack of cards sitting around.
Drive: Document sharing.
Dropbox: File sharing.
Slack: Business focused messaging service.
Teamviewer: Business focused screen sharing service.
Brew Timer: Coffee recipe app that has a detailed notes section. Excellent app for coffee snobs such as myself.
Chat Journal: A journaling app that uses conversation as a means of natural idea flow. One of the better journaling apps I've used.
Cronometer: Meal and calories tacking app.
Fit: Fitness and exercise tracking app by Google.
MyTherapy: An app that lets you track your prescriptions, times to take your medication, and fill reminders.
Vivino: A wine tracking app. Has popular brands, reviews and comment sections for each bottle you try.
Flight Manager: Great app to keep track of your boarding passes. Capable of scanning your email inbox for flight confirmations.
Lime: Electric scooters bruh.
Transit: I've probably gone through every transit app on the playstore at this point, and this app by far has the most accurate arrival times. Available (afaik) for every city in North America.
App Inspector: An app that gives a full list of all applications that are installed on your device (including ones that are hidden), their .apk file names and the developers associated with them.
Authenticator: Google's 2 step verification app.
Bitwarden: Password manager.
Find Device: Google's device location service.
Fluid Navigation Gestures: Requires ADB hack. Options to remove the navigation bar, set up to 10 different gestures from the sides and bottom of the screen. Fantastic if you are looking to have a cleaner UI.
Immersive Manager: Requires ADB hack. App to hide both the notification bar and navigation bar. Also fantastic for a clean UI.
MacroDroid: Automation app similar (but not as powerful) to Tasker.
Nova Launcher: Still the most customizable home launcher available.
Reachability Cursor: An app that lets you reach the top of your screen without contorting your hands or dropping your phone.
Sesame: A super powerful search app that can find apps, files and Google results.
Swiftly Switch: An app that inserts pop-out menus for apps, shortcuts and device actions.
AirDroid. Works nicely for me between Samsung, ipad, and PC. Wish i had downloaded years ago.
Mac doesn't have a Samsung notes app. I still don't get it... Samsung, that's more than obvious, we need a Mac app or at very least a web app.
There's no AirDrop for Samsung and Android. You can install apps like AirDroid or Join or DeX on your computer/Mac and use them.
I personally use handshaker which is the fastest and most stable but still lightweight connection from phone to Mac (wired and also just with WiFi) ��
Try AirDroid, it's free with some paid features.
I just used an old android phone I had lying around. I installed AirDroid on the phone which lets you view the phone's camera from a computer or other phone/tablet.
Now I have a shrimp livestream open in a little window, so I can keep an eye on the shrimp shenanigans whilst I work. ��
Here's some links:
AirDroid works great and has other useful features too.
Airdroid then? [link]
Okay. No worries. Try this. (I am assuming that you have windows PC)
Create new folder on a desktop. Open itunes. Open your playlist. Select all songs in the playlist, copy them (Ctrl+C) and paste them in that new folder. Rename it to name of your playlist. (For convenience let's assume it's Playlist-1). Connect your Samsung phone to PC. You will see usb connected notification. Click on it and select MTP mode/file transfer mode. Now just copy this "Playlist-1" folder to your phone. If you are using MacOS then for transferring files/folders you can use Airdroid.
Open iTunes. Click on File > Library > Export Playlist > select playlist that you want to export > click on save as type and select .m3u extension. And save it on desktop. Repeat the process again and this time use .m3u extension. Copy both the .m3u and .m3u8 file to your phone.
Open your music player app. It will have import playlist option or It will automatically import playlist and It will show it in playlist tab. If your music player app can't do that. Just use GoneMad Music Player. It will scan and detect that playlist. Done!
This method won't require you to manually arrange those 600 songs. So It's not pain in the ass. Super easy to do it if you are using windows PC. For MacOS, you can use Airdroid to send folder to your phone.
> All I want to do is put two playlists of music on my phone and it seems completely impossible.
It's not impossible to do that.
> It seems like my only option is literally manually putting the music on my phone through the file explorer (these playlists have hundreds of songs on them, and I have no desire to do that)
The method which I mentioned requires you to just copy paste One or two folders. Even if you have hundereds of songs, It should finish the copying process under 30 minutes. You can do something else in those 30 minutes.) As I mentioned above, It doesn't require you to manually copy every single file. You just need to copy one or two folders.
Android by FAR. Teamed up with Airdroid and you have something better than apple and itunes.
Install airdroid. Open the app. (You only need storage permission for file transfer purpose. So you can disable other permissions if you are worried about privacy. Works fine for me
I am assuming that your phone and PC are connected on same network. If not, connect them on same network. Now open airdroid app on your phone. Open any web browser on your PC. Search web.airdroid.com from url bar. Your phone will show pop up message. Accept it. Now you can browse photos, media, songs, videos, folders etc. from your PC. Download files you want. You can also send files to your phone.
You should also check sweech. It's focused on only file transfer and It is super simple.
On the other hand Airdroid can do many things. Checking messages, contacts, call log etc. from PC. To use those features give access to all permissions.
Only thing is, when you download multiple files from your phone to PC. It download it as a zip file. But you can extract it easily so that's not a problem.
AirDroid works very well at transferring files between devices in a local network.
Here are some file transfer apps without excessive permissions.
EasyJoin- Completely Free, No Ads
Feem v4- free basic version, for more features it needs pro version.
Feem v4 - using feem webshare feature
Airdroid & Airmore has good amount of permissions. Disable permissions that you don't need. I think you need only storage permission for file transfer feature.
Btw, shareit Android app is not a good option because of privacy reasons. It ask so many unnecessary permissions. They are abusing permissions. Same goes for xender and zapya. If possible don't use it and tell your friends about risks & alternatives apps.
How does it compare to AirDroid?
Air Droid is the only app I used for texting from a computer. It does a lot more than that though.
I've posted this before awhile ago. They might not all be "improve daily life" apps but I consider them indexing useful for all their own reasons, how some of them help!!!
EDIT: Honorable Mention is Swarm: Swarm is awesome. Best app for checking in to places and it has helped me remember countless restaurants and places I've been in years past when I go to a city I have been too. There is also a bit of a competitive side to it in that you can add friends and compare stats. The stand out feature to me, though, is a simple map that shows every check in you've ever had all across the world. It really is cool to look at after you've been traveling for awhile. Definitely Check it out
Is this the app you're talking about?
Give AirDroid a try: [link]
If the data that needs to be recovered is strictly in device storage and not in app storage, you can use a number of apps:
Once you start up the service, then you can turn off the screen and connect to your device.
An app on the play store.
IDK what the issue could be. [link] <---this should work in the meantime if it's critical
Also try AirDroid. Been using it since forever.
Your phone supports hdmi (according to my quick google search) and can be connected directly to a display.
Your touch screen will still have to work to some degree. You can deploy apps via your computer on the google play site.
if you hit a dead spot on screen you can try rotating the display to move the buttons around.
You can install an app like airdroid to recover the content on your phone:
As requested your goal is not possible but if you can get that touch going to some degree you should be able to pull it off.
Have you tried installing the drivers for Mac?
Although LG Bridge should install it but it wouldn't hurt to try separatly. Also, at least in PC windows won't see the phone as a drive unless ATP or PTP is selected, guess this would be the same in Mac.
If all else fails then a workaround might be Airdoid. there's an app in google play and the browser link. I've used it before in windows and was able to transfer files via wifi to my phone (SG3 at that time) without any problems.
The 1+3 has a USB Type-C adapter. Benson Leung (a Google engineer on Pixel team) has an Amazon - wishlist with cables that he has tested and are spec compliant. The legacy Type-A (what "USB" is to people) to Type-C (new) connectors can be found there, additionally with the microB (what most android phones use) to Type-C adapters.
> I would prefer it if this is done without downloading the files as I have poor internet download speed
If you send file wirelessly over the local network, then you might not have to worry about download speed. Think of this as talking to you in person (local network) vs. talking to you over a two-way radio.
An easy-to-use app for this is AirDroid. You just open the app, grant permissions (or deny) and visit the webpage it tells you to (should be something like http://###.###.##.##:####).
Alternative apps that could do this is Play Store - Solid Explorer or Play Store - Amaze File Manager.
Steps for aforementioned apps, once installed
Amaze File Manager:
On 1+3 phone:
Swipe right from left edge
Scroll down on the left-hand pane
Select FTP Server
Run FileZilla, FileZilla - sample FileZilla Screenshot
For the host, type in the numbers after "ftp://" that shows up in either of the above apps
For the post, type in the numbers after the colon (":"), that shows up in either of the above apps.
Install Airdroid on Google Play Store on Android phone - [link]
Make an account on Airdroid app
Go to Airdroid website - [link]
Login with the same account you made on the phone - make sure you're on the same Wi-Fi connection!
Make sure you're phone shows up as an added device
Install the Air Mirror extension - [link]
Go to "Settings" on your Phone
Go to "About Phone"
Tap "Build Number" 7 times
Back to Settings and go to "Developer Options"
Make sure "USB debugging" is checked.
Connect your phone to your computer with USB cable and click Air Mirror on the AirDroid web site
Launch SS on your phone. Did it work?
[link] & Play Store Link.
Airdroid is excellent, also Pushbullet (or their other app Portal for multiple files).
Good to have as an option, though I usually prefer a wired USB connection.
Airdroid (PAID) does this. Makes your device's entire keyboard minimize and takes input from computer directly. In my opinion the user interface is a terribly designed mess, but it does exactly what you ask.
Join (PAID) has a function in chrome that allows you to type out what you want and it pops it into your device all at once when you press enter. The windows app costs an additional $1.5, though the Chrome app is free.
Pushbullet (Maybe PAID) Also apparently has typing-to-phone functionality, though I haven't used it in a long time so I'm unsure of how it works and whether or not this part of the app is free.
If it's rooted, you can use AirDroid to mirror and control the phone.
I use Airdroid if I don't have a USB cable handy.
don't know how hard it would be to get it to work without a working screen, but Airdroid?
> The most important things I need are visual voicemail, being able to text from other devices & text history that isn't just on my current phone.
You can still use Google Voice as a voicemail app (not able to text/call from the app). Texting from another cell phone, you'll need to swap SIM cards; texting from a computer, check out AirDroid, MightyText or PushBullet. You can backup your SMS/MMS and automatically upload to your Google account with SMS Backup +.
A few other suggestions:
I have never tried ShareIT to be honest, but I've found AirDroid on a direct connection to do just about anything I need it to. It's simply drag and drop for files.
I'm not sure I can help you with the kies issue, but if you're just transferring files you can use AirDroid.
Airdroid is your only-ish hope.
Google airdroid for chrome and desktop versions.
AirDroid? Not sure if it requires wifi.
AirDroid peut te convenir.
Take a look at "AirDroid - Android on Computer"
Airdroid man, it does this and so much more.
Looks like it does now. [link]
I use Airdroid to transfer files on and off my Android devices.
Why USB? Take a look at AirDroid
I don't even use USB to transfer files, I just use Airdroid over wifi.
Uninstall facebook app for a start, the amount of permissions it requires is just creepy, it can freely read all your contacts, texts and phone call log or even camera at any time without your knowledge. Just use facebook in a browser if you have to.
ES File Explorer
Edit depending on how bad the manufacturers/networks android skin is getting Nova launcher is probably a good idea.
AirDroid, Tasker, Trigger, WoL, Puzzle Alarm Clock, and Bacon Reader
You can use Airdroid to copy photos to PC.
AirDroid is phenomenal for this.
Why is this better/different from Airdroid?
A good, cable free option is AirDroid.
Honestly, I've never placed much value in keeping everything within the same ecosystem. I use a Macbook, Android phone, Android tablet and iPad together and never have any kind of issue.
Airdroid on Android allows me to mirror (and interact with) notifications to my laptop. I can reply to texts and answer calls no problem. Pushbullet is another great option. My favourite feature of it is universal copy & paste across my devices.
There are definitely some benefits with putting all your eggs in Apple's basket, but I don't think it's as worthwhile as everybody seems to believe.
Install Airdroid on your phone.
Download this APK.