AirDroid Desktop for Windows

  • Free

  • In English
  • V
  • 3.7

  • Security Status
Chantelle van Heerden
Chantelle van HeerdenUpdated 9 months ago

Free App that Lets Your Devices Wirelessly Interact

AirDroid Desktop is an Android app that allows you to manage your phone's files, text messages, and incoming calls from any computer. You can also control your device remotely using the service and all you originally needed for this is a web browser, but this is the free and downloadable desktop version and works just as well as the browser version.

Cable-free Connection  

You don’t need a USB cable to connect your Android device to your computer for transferring files anymore. You might have lost or damaged your cable and are having trouble at the moment, and that’s still fine. AirDroid Desktop helps you access your Android and even your Apple devices by using the internet. It’s mostly similar to how AirDrop from Apple works: a wireless connection forms between your devices and you can freely control your other device on your PC. You can do file transfers, get text messages and reply to them on your computer, move your game apps and play on your PC instead, and even remote-control your phone’s camera to see what’s happening around it. Your device doesn’t even have to be nearby, like with Bluetooth—you can still check out your Android device even if you’re miles away. Unfortunately, this means that AirDroid heavily relies on the internet to work, and if you don’t have any connection, you might as well go back to using a cable or Bluetooth. 

All for One

The best thing about AirDroid, when compared to its rivals, is that it’s compatible with several different platforms, even when they have different operating systems from Android. AirDroid is free to a certain point, but it still doesn’t skimp out on you and will let you have the convenience of wirelessly transferring files or texting back without touching your phone. The freedom of cross-platform service can always be felt when you have devices from different brands. You could own a Microsoft PC and an Apple tablet and AirDroid can still help you sync the two so you could transfer photos between them. However, the problems with this wide access once again come from the need of web connection. Compared to the syncing of a Mac laptop and an iPhone via AirDrop, AirDroid may turn out to be slower if you sync one of the two with another device different in OS. There’s also the ever-present risk of getting viruses from the internet.

There’s Always a Price

AirDroid and its desktop client offer increased productivity even if you don’t pick up your phone or tablet. It’s easy to use and highly convenient if you’re in a pinch. AirDroid’s premium offer only improves your usage of the app and adds more tempting incentives atop its already-generous free offer. Unfortunately, it won’t always be secure since it uses the internet as its pathway to your devices, and you should always have your antivirus programs ready, just in case.

Access and manage your Android phone/tablet from a web browser, over the air.

AirDroid allows you to access and manage your Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the Web, wirelessly, for free. Transfer files between your devices, and share files to your friends.

Better focused: Calls, SMS, and the app notifications you allowed, mirrored to the large computer screen you are focusing on.

Better equipped: Type with full physical keyboard and control with a mouse. Transfer things faster without looking for a cable. Better equipments, better life.

Better connected: Control your Android from computer and use any apps on computer, like WhatsApp, WeChat, and Line. (root required for some devices)

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Things you can do with AirDroid from PC/Mac client:

? SMS: Send and receive individual or group messages.

? Files: Transfer files between Android and computer from any network. Share files and chat with friends.

? Notification Mirror: Mirror phone notifications from any allowed apps to computer. ? Quick reply to mobile messages (WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram and Kik) from desktop clients. More apps will be supported in future releases.

? AirMirror (beta): Complete control of Android, and use any apps, like WhatsApp, WeChat and Line. (Root required)

Other things you can do with AirDroid Web:

- Contacts: View and edit all the contacts.

- Photos: Transfer photos between Android and computer.

- Music & Videos: Play and manage music & videos on Android and transfer them between Android and computer.

- Ringtones: Set music as ringtone and export ringtones.

- Screenshot: View the real time screen of Android devices, take static screenshots. (requires root)

- Apps: Import and export .apk files.

- Camera: See through the lens of both front and back cameras.

- URL: Push url to Android and open it with default web browser.

- Clipboard: Share clipboard content between Android and computer.


  • Easy to use
  • Wireless transfer of data
  • Compatible with several different devices and OS
  • You can turn your phone camera into a spy camera


  • Remote connection is for Premium accounts
  • Fully relies on internet connection
  • Security can be compromised
  • Other methods might be faster

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AirDroid Desktop for PC

  • Free

  • In English
  • V
  • 3.7

  • Security Status

User reviews about AirDroid Desktop

  • Mike Barkley

    by Mike Barkley

    Best app so far for file transfer between phone and pc, best ever overall control of phone and all apps via pc. Great job to the developers.

  • Robert Hale

    by Robert Hale

    1. difficult to follow set up.
    2. unable to copy paste password to sign in
    3. unable to DRAG password into sign up
    4. why is my phone l More

  • fulti fulte

    by fulti fulte

    i like this apps and i operating airdriod in my laptop and some other mobiles.


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