January 16, 2013 4:23pm
AirDroid is one of the best examples of Android’s open nature working to the user’s advantage.
The idea is simple: access your Android’s files, documents, photos, music, ringtones, text messages, call logs and more, wirelessly from your desktop. It’s fast and extremely convenient, and makes managing your device so much easier than having to fumble for a USB cable — which, especially on a Mac, may not work properly.
AirDroid 2.0 upgrades the experience to include access to your phone’s camera from the web, as well as a “Find Your Phone” feature which, even if your phone is turned off, uses the last known GPS location of the device.
The on-device UI, which mirrors the web view, has been retooled, though the company has added an area for sponsored “Recommended” apps, much like Dolphin Browser.
If you’re interested in trying the 2.0 beta before it arrives on Google Play, make sure to let us know how you like it.