This review is about several Android PC Suite apps, all found at http://www.allpcsuite.com/android-pc-suite-free-download/. In brief, Android PC Suite apps are used for connecting your Android device to your PC (I’m not sure about MAC).
In brief, apps like this mimics or replaces the iTunes interface that Apple forces users to use when an iPhone is connected to a PC.
Mobil Edit Android PC Suite is a useful tool to help you interface with your android device (smart phone, tablet, whatever) from a laptop or desktop computer.
My Phone Explorer Android PC Suite is another app that lets you connect your Android device to a PC. The features are nearly identical to the Mobil Edit Android PC Suite.
Mobogenie and Moborobo are also Android PC Suite apps that allow you to interface directly with your phone from your PC. Moborobo is the only one that mentions the ability to work in IOS (iPhone).
While many of the smart phone manufacturers provide their own suite of similar tools, a big advantage of these apps would be consistency across different brands and platforms. If you have more than one Android device, you could conceivably use the same Android/PC interface for all of them.
The included drivers are installed on both the Android device and the PC, and then a connection may be made using your choice of a USB cable, WiFi, or Bluetooth.
Android PC Suite is intended to provide additional functionality and consistency for the Android community. iPhone users can ignore this website J
- Easily transfer files between your phone and your PC
- Globally manage your contacts
- Compose messages (using a real keyboard J)
- Update your phone/tablet from a centralized location
- Edit files, photos, ringtones, etc. on your PC
- Easily copy files from one phone (or tablet) to another
- Create and manage backups for all your devices
- Easy to install. Just a few clicks on the Android device and/or a simple download for the PC.
- Useful and consistent. Instead of stumbling around trying to find options on your phone, you can use a familiar explorer-like interface on your PC.
What I Like/Pros
What I like about Android PC Suite apps is the intended use and consistency.
I originally had my wife get an iPhone because it seemed, at the time, like the easiest (simplest?) option for her. The interface was clean (though limited), and she could just plug it into her laptop and deal with the iTunes interface she understood.
If this suite of tools would have been available at the time, I might have opted for an Android phone for her since that’s my preferred platform. As it is, I got my iPhone to be consistent with hers.
What I Don’t Like/Cons
What I don’t like is that I can’t use the apps for my (or my wife’s) iPhone (well, with the possible exception of Moborobo).
Personally, I find iTunes to be bulky and restrictive, and I would really like navigate my phone just like I do on my PC.
Oh well, maybe next time.
Support for Android PC Suite is handled via a combination of email, forums, and possibly IM.
How good is the support? Good, as far as I know.
4 out of 5 thumbs-up 👍👍👍👍.
I held back a bit on my rating because I haven’t actually used any of the apps. But, the idea and the intent is sound. I like it.
Free for most situations. I’m sure a minor charge applies to remove banners, etc. That’s just the way that apps work 🙂
How to Get It
Android PC Suite
apps can be downloaded at http://www.allpcsuite.com/android-pc-suite-free-download/
If you should decide to try out an Android PC Suite app, that’s great! I heartily approve.