Almost everyone has a smartphone now-a-days – whether an Android, iOS or BlackBerry. Perhaps you are also the owner of a Tablet, in addition to a laptop and a PC. It can be a nightmare to juggle between so many devices. But now you have access to a range of solutions that allow you to create a remote bond between the disparate devices. Here is a list of ideas that you can try:
This app by Kolakowski Damian works by pairing your computer and your smartphone through the web browser. The unique interface is conducive for a smoother, more responsive navigation through the smartphone or tablet, and you face no problem in viewing or retrieving contents like documents, photos and videos. Available at: https://play.google.com Price: Free
This is an exceedingly popular app for using your smartphone (Android or iOS) to remotely access your Windows, Mac or Linux based systems. You can use it to copy the files from your home computer to your smartphone. The computer can be remotely controlled through a range of touch-based gestures on your mobile phone. Available at: https://play.google.com for Android http://itunes.apple.com for iOS Price: Free
If you are a heavy-duty web user, you will definitely prefer to sync the browser in your smartphone and that in your computer. The good thing is that all the major browsers allow you to sync bookmarks, passwords, and other data across platforms. Android users will find Google Chrome easiest to sync. Just login with your Gmail account and enable sync under the 'Personal Stuff' tab on the Chrome options panel.
Those of us who are not always working from the same locations will feel the need of keeping notes synced across multiple devices. For this purpose, the best choice is Evernote. This is a cloud-based service, every time you pen a small note on Evernote, using your smartphone or tablet, the text gets synced with web version, which can be seamless accessed through your desktop and laptop. With Evernote, you can try a large array of options. Available at: http://evernote.com Price: Free
Live Mesh is basically Windows centric, but it can be used to keep up-to-date copies of documents, photos, and other files on all of your computers, whether PC or Mac. The folders are synced through the 5 GB of free storage space that you get with SkyDrive. The only device that the system supports is the Windows Mobile. But Android and iOS clients are in the works.
Dropbox is a much better way of synching your files, as compared to Live Mesh. This is basically a cloud based storage system that can be accessed via a range of devices and operating systems. If you make changes in a file stored in Dropbox, the new information becomes automatically available to all other devices through which you will access the account. Currently Dropbox is free for up to 2GB of storage space, beyond that you have to pay. Available at: https://www.dropbox.com/ Price: Free for up to 2GB of usage
Pocket Cloud Remote Desktop Pro
This is one of the best apps to build remote connections between your computer system and smartphone. But like all good things in life, it carries a price tag. Once you have downloaded it into your iOS or Android device, you will be able to remotely access your files, pictures, and applications like Outlook, Word, Photoshop, games or any other program.
Available at: https://play.google.com for Android http://itunes.apple.com for iOS Price: Rs 552 (Approx.)
Designed exclusively for the iPhone and iPad, the iTeleport will allow you to remotely browse and edit any file in your Mac. The system can also be used to enable remote connection between your PC and Mac. The price tag might seem too high, but the app is strongly recommended by many Mac users. Available at: http://itunes.apple.com Price: Rs. 1400 (approx)