List of Android Apps for PCs to Stay Interconnected and Synchronized; Available as Free Download

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By Pavithra Rathinavel | April 14, 2014 2:10 PM EST

As customers buy more and more devices like smartphones, tablets and PCs, synchronizing files, photos, musice and videos between various devices become very much necessary. To help with this particular need, here is a list of Android apps that can be used to bridge between PC, Cloud Storage and other devices.

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A Google Android figurine sits on the welcome desk as employee Tracy McNeilly smiles at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012.

Easy Tether

Easy Tether app allows users to share Internet/data connection from the smartphone with the computer or tablet.

This app uses an USB to tether the computer to the smartphone's internet connection. It supports tethering for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux computers. It is worth noting that, this app does not require root access.

This app is available as a free download but users cannot browse 'https' websites, messaging or gaming with the free version. The full version comes with a onetime fee of $10. The full version supports PS3, and Xbox.

This app enjoys a 4.3 rating in Google App Store. Click here to download the app.

Cloud Print

The Cloud Print app is a print plug-in on Android's KitKat version, and there is also a standalone app on Android's older versions.

Printing from mobile phones never gives the expected results and it is still one of the areas which require improvement. This is where Cloud Print app comes handy. This app lets the user connect the printer to Google's Cloud storage. The contents in Google's Cloud storage (Google Drive) can be printed via the browser installed on the computer. In addition, the app allows the user to save screenshots as PDFs and it tracks the status of print jobs in queue.

This app is available as a free download. And this app enjoys a 4.1 rating in Google App Store. Click here to download the app.

Astro File & Cloud Manager

With Astro File & Cloud Manager app, users can safely keep their files/data in the app's file system and can access them when required.

Using this app, users can view and retrieve pictures, music, videos, & documents. In addition, this app also provides built-in app backup & task killer. Users can manage their files from anywhere including smartphones, PCs, Clouds Storage among others. This app also has a robust search capability which allows the user to find files from any location.

This app is available as a free download. And this app enjoys a 4.4 rating in Google App Store. Click here to download the app.

AirDroid 

AirDroid app allows the user to manage the handset on the Web. This turns the Android handset into a server and permits the user to control the handset from the Web browser.

Upon installing AirDroid on the handset, users can take control of their handset via their computer at web.airdroid.com.  Users can send and receive text messages, manage and transfer files between the computer and the handset, make calls, view real time screen of the handset and operate the camera via computer, among others.

This app is available as a free download. And this app enjoys a 4.6 rating in Google App Store. Click here to download the app. But a monthly subscription of $1.99 or an annual subscription of $19.99 gives access to premium features.

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A Google Android figurine sits on the welcome desk as employee Tracy McNeilly smiles at the new Google office in Toronto, November 13, 2012.
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