Third-party app brings cool iOS 8/OS X Yosemite features to Android

Jealous of the tight integration between iOS and OS X 10.10 Yosemite? Feel left out because you use an Android device on Windows? Wish there was an easy way to send files to your Android device? You need AirDroid 3.

AirDroid 3

One of the coolest new features that Apple introduces with OS X 10.10 Yosemite and iOS 8 is Continuity. This feature allows users to take calls and reply to text messages sent to their iPhone direct from their Mac. Well, AirDroid 3 now brings that power and flexibility to the Android and Windows platforms.

In fact, as cool and useful as Apple's Continuity feature is, AirDroid 3 goes way beyond what iPhone and Mac users get.

AirDroid 3 allows users to access and manage their Android phone or tablet from Windows, Mac or the web, wirelessly, for free (although there is a premium version for people who want more than the basics).

Here are just some of the features on offer:

  • Send and receive individual or group messages
  • Transfer files, photos, music and videos between Android and computer from any network (large files require premium upgrade)
  • Play and manage music and videos on Android and transfer them between Android and computer
  • See through the lens of both front and back cameras (premium feature)
  • Push URLs to the Android device and have them open with default web browser
  • Take photos of anyone trying to unlock your device (premium feature)
  • End-to-end encryption

AirDroid 3 requires that you install an app on your Android device and software on your Mac or PC. Following a simple setup process you are then ready to enjoy much greater integration between your devices.

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