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AirDroid 3 Brings One Of iOS’s Best New Features To Android

This year, iPhones gained the ability wirelessly communicate with Macs, thanks to Continuity, a feature in iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite. Now Androids can do the same thing
22 Dec 2014 10:30
AirDroid 3 Brings One  Of iOS’s Best New Features To Android

This year, iPhones gained the ability wirelessly communicate with Macs, thanks to Continuity, a feature in iOS 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite.
Now Androids can do the same thing with the help of third-party app AirDroid, which recently got a major update to version 3.0.

The update brings really neat new features that let you answer phone calls, send files, respond to texts and more all right from your PC or Mac desktop.

I’ll explore some of the most interesting features in AirDroid 3, and help you get the most from them.

 

Phone call and texts

Notifications for calls and texts have a few extra features. Along with seeing who’s calling or texting, you can also interact with those alerts.For phone calls, you can accept the call, which answers it on your phone.

You can reject calls from the pop-up alert too and even send an automatic text message response explaining why you can’twhyyou can’t answer.

 

Notifications

One of AirDroid’s best features is that it can display notifications from your phone on your desktop. That way you can see messages, Instagram likes, calendar alerts, emails, Facebook notifications and more without picking up your phone.

 

Screen Mirroring

Another cool feature of AirDroid is the ability to view and interact with your Android’s screen from a window on your computer. This feature, called AirMirror, is still in beta and it only works on rooted phones running Android 4.0 and up (but not 5.0 Lollipop yet).

Using AirMirror, you can see all of the parts of your phone, from settings, games and apps, from your computer screen. I wasn’t able to test it out fully, since I didn’t have a rooted phone to test, but the tool’s promise is quite neat especially for Android power users.

 

Getting Started With AirDroid

let’s talk about how to get started using AirDroid. You’ll need to download the free app on your Android phone or tablet and the free desktop client for Windows or Mac. You can use AirDroid from the company’s Web portal, but for the features I’m discussing here, you’ll need the desktop program.

Either create a new AirDroid account, or log into your existing one on both the desktop and mobile apps and follow the set-up processes in both. The mobile app will ask permission to access your notifications, which is crucial for the system’s new features.

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