How To Manage Your Android Smartphone From Your Windows PC (Video)
There are some solutions available lately, though most still in Beta, that will let you manage your smartphone through the PC browser interface using a wireless connection. Some of these work pretty well but being limited to the Wi-Fi speed cam be somewhat an annoyance.
The new solution, currently in development, is called SnapPea. It’s one of the best I’ve seen for managing your smartphone using dedicated PC software. The installing solution can pose some problems for some but once you’ve managed to get past it you will enjoy fully featured software for your Android device. SnapPea can be used either with a normal USB connection or through Wi-Fi. If you decide to go with the cable connection be sure to enable USB debugging in the settings menu. Once connected to the PC the software will install the drivers and Android app automatically. You can then start managing your device.
SnapPea can do all sorts of stuff, from installing, uninstalling and backing up apps and data (even system apps) to backing up your contacts and SMS. You can import and export files, even APKs, access Google Play Store and install apps and games, view iTunes movie trailers, or TED talks and transfer them to your device and much more. You can also manage your contacts and SMS messages and send texts using your PC. The list of content partners for SnapPea includes 1Mobile and TED talks, with more are on the way. The app also lets you import your iTunes library to your Android device with ease. The PC interface is very well designed and it even supports themes, with a list of 4 to choose from. There is a dedicated search bar to search through the entire content of your Android device and the app minimizes to the task bar of your PC and is ready when you need it. You can view the complete list of compatible devices for USB connection here.
Download SnapPea PC client for free and install it on your Windows based computer.