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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mehta23, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member
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    By using AirDroid, - I have found it extremely easy to move files for root, photos, music, and even text in the clipboard.. Just wanted to share this with all if you as it's really quick and easy
     

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  2. D-U-R-X

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  3. BrutalUK

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    I tried it for the first time briefly last night. Seemed to work ok. Apparently the transfer rate s aren't very quick but still a good app by far.
     
  4. Mehta23

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    i find it very quick :p
     
  5. BrutalUK

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    I think it all depends on what mode your wireless router has.
     
  6. CDPlant

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    I pretty much only use Airdroid now to move files (including ROMs) as my usb connection is on its last legs and constantly crashes my phone and computer trying to transfer files :( I have a 40+mb connection at home so I can transfer most stuff in seconds :D
     
  7. Mehta23

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    Blooody helllll...... mines only 9.5 :)
     
  8. Jaffa

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    I use Estrong file explorer and connect via LAN option to any network share, works great
     
  9. TheSarge

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    I use WebSharing Lite from NextApp, Inc. It basically turns your phone into an FTP server.

    Very simple to use, and it's secure too. Every time you press the in-app "start" key (which runs FTP server software on the phone, making the phone act like an FTP server) the app generates a randomly generated password that you (or someone you trust) must log in with on the web page the app generates. Then, whoever is at the PC (and logged in) can upload and/or download files to/from the phone.

    I've been using it for about two weeks now, and I gotta tell ya, it's a hell of a lot better then using Bluetooth or a USB cable.

    And no, I'm not affiliated with that developer in any way.
     
  10. Mehta23

    Mehta23 Well-Known Member
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    Air Droid was updated recently - and my God it is amazing now...

    Things I have noticed to be great now :

    1. You can activate the connection by a QR code instead of typing your IP and passcode

    2. You can use it to make screenshots

    3. You can see your most frequent contacts

    4. There is a small widget that allows you to move things in/out of the clipboard

    5. There are a few options like speed install on the top part of the screen
    6. You can open url's on your device from the website

    7. You can rearrange the icons and there are a few widgets

    8. There is now 4 homescreens which I guess are for 4 different devices to be connected

    Other things - the app UI us a bit nicer and less iOS like
    - a picture that matches your phone appears near you device details
     
  11. rockinrom

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    "have a 40+mb connection at home"

    Please send any spare to Spain, as I only have 775KBs, not a typo .75Mb!!!! LOL.
     
  12. Mehta23

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    Damn!

    I know when I downloaded 8GB of games I got throttled from 9.5MB/s to 0.1MB/s
     
  13. Driftfog

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    Brilliant app thanks for the heads up :D
     
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  14. TheSarge

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    AirDroid works very well. Especially if you;re using an 802.11n router. :D
    I give it two thumbs up.
     
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  15. paroots

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    I have one annoyance when using Directory Opus to communicate with my Android (Galaxy Nexus) phone via ES File Explorer. That is when transferring files from phone to my Windows 7 PC, the timestamp of each file gets changed to the date and time of transfer rather than the original (correct) timestamp on phone. Any clues on how to resolve this?
    Pete
     
  16. Mehta23

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    No idea man. Might wanna try contacting the devs
     

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