The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.
Behind our advent calendar's third door you'll find AirDroid - a brilliant app that lets you control your Android smartphone via your PC. It's incredibly handy, particularly for messaging friends while you're at your desk. Just connect your handset and you'll receive alerts in Windows whenever you receive a new message, and you can type your response straight away. Perfect for making plans and catching up with friends over the holidays!
Control your phone remotely
AirDroid also makes it easy to transfer those office party photos from your phone to your PC - just click and drag to move them across. You can transfer music, videos and other files the same way - no USB cables required.
One of AirDroid's coolest features is AirMirror, which replicates the contents of your smartphone screen on your desktop, effectively turning your PC into an oversize remote control. It's ideal for playing Android games on the big screen without the hassle of using an emulator.
Once you've downloaded and installed AirDroid on your PC, you'll be prompted to create an account. Then just download the AirDroid Android app to your smartphone, log in, and the two devices will connect automatically. It's easy!
Note that some of AirDroid's more advanced features are only available if your phone is rooted.