I knew that you found echoes in your mind when Apple was talking about their Continuity and Handsoff at WWDC this year, you were thinking of AirDroid and you were expecting something even more than that.
Three years ago, AirDroid released its very first version in an effort to manage your android device simply by a web browser without cable. After 3 years, many users really want more than that, one of the strongest voice is: I want to reply WhatsApp msg via AirDroid, I want to control my android device by mouse and keyboard. WE HEARD YOUR VOICE, we do.
With AirDroid 3, your multi-screen life is easy like ever. You won’t miss any important messages while focusing on your work. You could receive/reply SMS on computer, most importantly, you can put your android device under full control by mouse and keyboard, even without your phone with you.
New features in AirDroid 3:
AirMirror allows you to mirror the whole screen of your Android device to computer, and interact with all the apps installed using the computer’s mouse and keyboard.
A great use case is WhatsApp. When you receive a WhatsApp message on your phone, the notification will be pushed to your computer in real time.
Click on the notification and AirMirror will get started, mirroring the phone’s screen on the computer, allowing you to respond to the WhatsApp message.
AirMirror is still a beta feature which supports only rooted devices with android 4.0 to 5.0 only (darn! 5.0 is not included, just yet). We’re working with android device manufacturers and mobile carriers around the world to make AirMirror work on their devices out of box without rooting.
Get real-time alert of phone notifications from any apps. You can also silent those apps whose notifications you don’t want to see on desktop.
You don’t only get SMS notification on desktop, you could even quickly reply it.
You can get real-time alerts of incoming calls, and either reject them directly or with a canned quick response by SMS, or accept the call and take it on the phone.
Transfer files from computer to Android by a simple drag and drop, on local or remote connection. Transfer file folder from computer to Android. Files transferred by remote connection will be available for download for 7 days, and then will be permanently deleted from AirDroid server.
You could also transfer files from Android to computer, or between Android devices.
View contacts and send SMS from contact list.
Redesigned Android interface
The Android interface is redesigned to make it more intuitive, and also feels more “Android”, less iOS.
End to End Encryption (E2EE)
We’re always aware of user privacy protection, in AirDroid 3, we take further steps by enabling end-to-end encryption for all SMS, app notifications, contact data, account credentials and other sensitive data transmitting between AirDroid clients. With E2EE, it’s practically impossible for any 3rd party, including the governments, to view the content of your data.
The update for AirDroid Web is mostly about bug fixes and stability improvements. AirDroid Web is still as important as Windows and Mac, and we’ll continue to invest heavily on it, but in AirDroid 3, we put more resources in creating the all new desktop clients.