AirDroid 3 allows you to control your Android device from your desktop

BY Rajesh Pandey

Published 4 Dec 2014


AirDroid is among the most popular apps available on Google Play for power users. The app allows you to transfer files wirelessly to and fro from your Android device, view your messages, call logs and more via a browser window.

Earlier today, the app received a major update that brings with it a plethora of new features that provide a major usability boost. The update is also accompanied by dedicated apps for Windows and Mac based PCs that allow for advanced features like notification mirroring and screen mirroring dubbed AirMirror. Sadly, the latter requires a rooted Android device running KitKat or higher to work, and even then it is a bit finicky. When it works though, AirMirror allows you to control your Android device through a mouse and keyboard.

AirDroid 3 also supports mirroring of notifications that are not natively by it. For example, it can now mirror Whatsapp notifications to your PC, and even allows you to reply to them in real time. The app is also more secure and supports End to End Encryption (E2EE) for all notifications, contact data, account credentials and other sensitive data.

In its current version, the AirDroid app for Windows and Mac allows you to reply to messages, calls, messages, contacts and transfer files wirelessly. The good old web interface is still present, and remains more powerful than the app though.

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