Handy Android Apps for Unwired Interaction with Desktops

November 4, 2011
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    There are lots of things that can be done on an Android device; it’s one of the main reasons why we go for Android. You might already know a handful of apps that would make your Android phone or tablet awesome, but is that enough for you? How about apps that would extend Android features to a PC?  Here’s a list that may interest you.


    On top of the list would be Remote Phone Call. From the name itself, you will already get the idea that it’s for making phone calls. The app would basically let you make incoming calls and receive outgoing ones from your PC via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. This app lets you manage these phone calls from the PC itself. You need not to literally pickup your phone since you can already do these things on your PC.  The app is a paid app, but there’s a trial version if you want to check it out.


    Many of you might have already complained about how tedious it is to use the built-in keyboard of your Android device, especially virtual keyboards on touchscreens. Most of the time, you’ll have a hard time using such keyboards. With Wifi Keyboard app you can connect your Android device to a PC and use its keyboard for typing. Composing long text messages will now be easier with this app.


    If you spend most of your time doing stuff on your PC, Remote Notifier for Android would be worth taking a look. The app basically sends the notifications you get from your Android device to your PC. This app will tell you a lot of things; it can tell if the battery is low and notifies you when you have incoming calls or new text messages and other notifications that you get on your device. With this app you won’t miss those important phone calls anymore.


    This next app would be similar to the previous one. Wifi SMS Communication Manager enables users to send text messages through a PC which is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Android phone. All you need to do is to install the app on your phone and pull up a web browser on your PC–that simple.  It’s a paid app, but a free version with limited features is also available.


    LazyDroid Web Desktop is another cool app that lets you manage the content of your Android device on a PC. This app enables you to manage your contacts, send SMS and even browse the device’s file system. You will be able to do this using a web browser on your PC that is on the same Wi-Fi network as your Android device.


    Most of the apps above use Wi-Fi, which makes this next one unique, since it uses the Internet. MightyText – SMS from Computer enables you to send and receive text messages on a Chrome browser. You just have to install the extension for MightyText in your Chrome browser, run MightyText app on your Android phone, and you’re good to go.


    The next app is used for tethering. This app will be handy if you don’t find any Wi-Fi hotspot around. Barnacle Wifi Tether is an app that turns your Android phone into a Wi-Fi hotspot. It is a very easy-to-use app, though your phone needs to be rooted for this app to work.


    With all these apps on your Android device, you can just put it aside on one corner and just be at your PC where you have more important things to do like meeting the deadline for your business report.

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    • Weirdroid

      Remote Web Desktop, something like LazyDroid Web Desktop. Lets you use a lot of your phone’s stuff from a web browser. Also does WiFi Keyboard, FTP server, screenshots and even VNC remote control of your phone from the PC.

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