Best apps to connect your Android phone to your PC

In an era where all information passes through the network, it is natural to go from the smartphone to the tablet and from the computer to the mobile phone to write a document, to send a message, to call, to browse a website and so on.
However, there are times when it is convenient to keep everything under control from the computer, including the mobile phone, which can be connected to the PC using the WiFi network instead of the classic USB cable.
There are apps that make it easy and possible to transfer the control of an Android smartphone to the computer to do all the operations directly from the PC, with a direct connection .
In this guide I will show you the best apps to connect your Android phone to your computer, so we can send SMS from your PC, receive notifications on your desktop, send personalized files or messages to and from your PC.
READ ALSO: Programs to manage Android from PC and transfer data (in wifi or USB)
Below we will find the tested and selected apps for you with which you can connect your Android device to your PC using the WiFi network of your home or office, therefore without using USB cables. In order to take advantage of these apps it is essential that both the smartphone and the fixed PC that we are going to use are connected to the same WiFi network and that they respond to the same router.
1) Your Telephone
Through the app Your phone for Windows 10, official Microsoft, you can connect an Android smartphone to your computer so you can manage some of its functions. You can then see the photos of your smartphone, receive and write SMS messages on your PC, make and receive calls via mobile phone and then also receive all the notifications of the phone on your PC.
2) AirDroid

One of the easiest ways to transfer files wirelessly between your Android device and your computer is to use AirDroid, downloadable from here -> AirDroid .
Once the computer is connected with the phone via AirDroid (free application), you can open the browser on the PC and as you navigate a website, you can view photos, videos, send SMS, take screenshots of the mobile screen, move or delete the files on your Android smartphone or tablet.
AirDroid can be managed from a PC both through the program provided and through the web interface available here -> AirDroid Web .
To learn more, read here how to manage your Android phone from your PC via web browser with Airdroid
3) AirMore

Another excellent app that we can use to connect the Android phone to the PC is AirMore, available for download from here -> AirMore .
This app is designed to quickly transfer any type of file via the wireless network both to the PC and to the smartphone, using the Web interface available here (to be opened on the PC) -> AirMore Web .
4) Chrono

If we keep the phone resting on a table away from the computer or even in another room we can receive notifications of messages, calls and any other Android app directly on the computer using this simple app, so you always know who is looking for us and what messages we've received.
Chrono must be downloaded from the official website and installed on PC as an extension for Chrome and on smartphones as an app.
Chrono App was discussed in the article on how to see Android notifications on the PC in real time .
5) Pushbullet

Pushbullet is one of those apps that everyone should have on their Android phone; this app allows you to receive phone notifications on your P, but also allows you to send files to the phone, send links to websites and always keep a connection channel open between your computer and Android.
We can download the Pushbullet app from here -> Pushbullet .
If instead we look for programs for PC and Mac and extensions for various browsers we can get them from here -> Pushbullet app and extensions .
READ ALSO: Send notes files and links from PC to Android and vice versa with Pushbullet
6) Portal

From the authors of Pushbullet comes a convenient independent app with which you can send files only from your PC to your smartphone via wireless quickly and painlessly using a convenient web interface for uploading files.
The app can be downloaded from here -> Portal, while the website to be used as an interface can be visited from here -> Portal Web .

7) MightyText

This is another of the essential apps for Android that allows you to both write SMS from your computer and send them, and to receive and save all received SMS on your computer so as not to lose them or delete them by mistake.
The app can be downloaded from here -> MightyText .
For other details we recommend reading the guide how to receive and send SMS from your computer
8) Android Lost

This is an app designed to find the phone when it is lost or stolen and can be downloaded from here -> Android Lost .
However, the app can also be used to control the mobile phone remotely even if it has not been lost, to enable an alarm, vibrate the phone, report the position where it is located, etc.
You can set SMS or email alerts when something changes and have an automated activity log with call log and notifications.
There is a long list of controls, some really fun, such as making the phone talk, recording sounds from the microphone, or turning on the camera.
The site with which to control the app remotely can be reached here -> Android Lost Web .
AndroidLost is not the only app of this type and you could also try other free apps such as Prey or Lookout, as described in the article Best anti-theft app for Android to control and block the mobile phone remotely from the PC
9) Remote desktop on the PC from the mobile phone

Among the best PC remote control apps using the mobile phone we mention TeamViewer and Splashtop, which can be downloaded from here -> TeamViewer and Splashtop . Just enter the codes when required and start controlling your desktop PC with any operating system above both at home and away from home.
Programs for Windows and other compatible systems can be downloaded from here -> TeamViewer (Desktop) and Splashtop (Desktop).
These apps can also be used to control your PC remotely via the internet using your smartphone as a mouse or better remote control apps for PC and Mac from Android and iPhone, via the internet .
9) Mobizen

With this application you have the reverse connection, so you can see the mobile phone screen on the computer to be able to do anything you would do on the touchscreen but using the PC keyboard and mouse.
We can download the app from here -> Mobizen .
READ ALSO: Let someone access your Android phone remotely for assistance
Other apps to control smartphone functionality from the PC
To use the Android camera as a webcam for the PC, just read the dedicated guide, so we can transform an old Android smartphone into a webcam or a wireless surveillance camera.
Another very interesting app is gPad, which allows you to use your mobile phone as a touchpad and keyboard for your computer, as well as apps to use Android or iPhone as Joypad for PC games are useful, just read the guides highlighted here to be able to access some very interesting features for recycling old smartphones.

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