AirDroid

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AirDroid

Access and manage your Android devices wirelessly from Windows, Mac or the Web

4.5

Our rating: 

4.5

Pros & Cons:

Transfer files between the PC and mobile wirelessly; easy to use; SMSes, browse photos, play media files and more via the PC, install and uninstall apps remotely.
Advanced features not free.

Our Review:

A phone screen is small and a tablet screen may not be as big enough as a desktop screen. With this app AirDroid installed, you can use your PC to access and interact with your mobile device on the same network wirelessly or even remotely.

After installation, it's pretty easy to use—just run the app on your mobile, then enter web.airdroid.com into a web browser on your PC, and log in with the password given by the app for a session.

Right on your PC, you can then read, send or delete SMSes, install and uninstall apps, transfer files or share text between the PC and mobile, browse the photos, play back music and videos saved in your mobile, edit contacts and more.

Enjoy your Android experience over-the-air using your PC with a large screen monitor, a full-size keyboard, a mouse and maybe a perfect surround sound system.

In accordance with its Privacy Policy, AirDroid claims that all supplied sensitive or credit information is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and encrypted into its Payment gateway providers database. Your private information will not be stored on its servers after a transaction.


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Comments

It is great, it looks great, so it seems at least.
What is less clear is the main issue: the architecture!. What needs to be installed on PC and on tablet? How communication happened...After extensive search/read/guess...I suspect that both your PC and tablet exchange information via an AirDroid "central service" and it is not clear at all how the information exchanged is secured if at all.....
It is a pity this (marginal issue?) is not clearly mentioned in the description: maybe this is "obvious" for most, not for me....

A good comment sharphawk4. Relevant information about its privacy policy is now added for your reference.

Thanks for your msg Jojo, I appreciate ! It is true that the added information states that encryption is used till Airdroid central service, so that nobody on internet can have access to exchanged data between your devices (PC, tablet) and Airdroid central service. This said, according to me (if I understood things correctly) one issue remains: the program at Airdroid has access to non-encrypted information, since being at the end of two SSL sessions, it has to swap / copy info from one encrypted session to the other.