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  1. Android D's Avatar
    So as u all know how iphones now are interlinked with the fricking macs where u can call and imessage from your laptop WITHOUT picking up your phone!!! I envy that cuz that way i can save some battery on my phone...plus it can be convenient @ times!

    So wht's the Alternate for that in Android world? i know iOS only makes devices which runs with other Apple crap, is there any thing in Android that would run with my windows PC? I know about Air droid, but didn't find it that useful to be honest...it sucks!

    Here is Air droid if u all r curious: https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...airdroid&hl=en

    I guess I wouldn't expect anything to come close to Apple's "innovation" in this area, but does anything exist out there?
    01-30-2015 04:53 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Yup, yes it does. But it only works with Samsung's newest devices. Oh, wait! Like yours!

    It's called SideSync (usually it's pre-loaded on the phone, but if it's not, it's easily found on the Play Store). Download that to your computer (or tablet if you have it) and voila! You can even have your phone's screen in your computer and handle it with your mouse/keyboard, or just share the mouse/keyboard with the phone. File transfer between devices is also possible. You can do this over USB cable or WiFi as long as both devices are in the same network.

    But if that doesn't rock your boat, you can also 'migrate' your calling/texting to your Google Voice account. That way you can get your texts and calls right on your computer or even an iOS device as long as you install the app.
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    01-30-2015 05:26 PM
  3. ChemMan's Avatar
    Maybe it is because I really have a problem with the proprietary nature of idevices and that may skew my opinion of Apple. I have never owned one and never will and kind of have the opinion of users of that technology kind of sheeple. But I think their "innovation" is many times a copy of someone else's true innovation. If you have ever cracked one of those Apple devices open, most everything in the unit is made by Samsung or Qualcom or... Not Apple.

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...otePhone&hl=en

    As was said above Google
    01-30-2015 05:29 PM
  4. GregMargie's Avatar
    I think "Pushbullet" might work for you as well. I am not sure about the 'making phone calls' part, but I use it and when I am sitting at my desk, all my texts, emails, FB notifications pop up on the screen and I can click it and answer right there, rather than going to my phone. It really works quite well.
    01-30-2015 06:24 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    I like Pushbullet, it's got a lot of potential. But I keep going back to SideSync because it's, well, the entire phone on the computer screen.

    And let's give Apple credit here. Closed ecosystem and whatnots, they do have a good thing going. iMessage is synced to all of your devices, including a PC, so you can text in all of them (yes, we have Hangouts, but unless you use your Google Voice number as your daily driver, you can only do Hangouts across devices, not texting). Call pickup on the computer I couldn't care less about, but it's a nice feature to have and to have it work without any additional downloads.
    Android D likes this.
    01-30-2015 06:47 PM
  6. GregMargie's Avatar
    I like Pushbullet, it's got a lot of potential. But I keep going back to SideSync because it's, well, the entire phone on the computer screen.

    And let's give Apple credit here. Closed ecosystem and whatnots, they do have a good thing going. iMessage is synced to all of your devices, including a PC, so you can text in all of them (yes, we have Hangouts, but unless you use your Google Voice number as your daily driver, you can only do Hangouts across devices, not texting). Call pickup on the computer I couldn't care less about, but it's a nice feature to have and to have it work without any additional downloads.
    I just looked up SideSync and it looks pretty interesting.....I am going to try it out with my Note 4. Thanks for the suggestion......Love this forum!
    01-30-2015 07:09 PM
  7. GregMargie's Avatar
    This, right?
    Attached Thumbnails Calling/texting from your phone using your PC!!-1422665351379.jpg  
    TecMan likes this.
    01-30-2015 07:49 PM
  8. rahul.sharma's Avatar
    Google Voice works like a charm. Same number for life, can switch carrier, can make calls from pc, phone, tablet etc, same with text...

    -Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
    Jacob Drury likes this.
    01-30-2015 07:50 PM
  9. leerandall's Avatar
    I just tried out SideSync from my Note 4 to my PC and it seems to work quite well. But what's not clear to me is, is the Note 4s audio supposed to play from your PC? I played a voicemail from my Note 4, but it played over the phone's speaker and not the PCs. Is that the normal behavior? If so, that's not very useful. I expected the phone's sound to play back on the PC and my PCs microphone to be used in place of the phone's mic.
    01-30-2015 08:08 PM
  10. mgm83's Avatar
    Airdroid. Works great and it's easy

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-30-2015 09:36 PM
  11. Android D's Avatar
    Airdroid. Works great and it's easy

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Tried it...didn't like it! Giving the other apps a try!
    01-30-2015 10:21 PM
  12. Android D's Avatar
    Google Voice works like a charm. Same number for life, can switch carrier, can make calls from pc, phone, tablet etc, same with text...

    -Posted via Samsung Galaxy Note® 4
    Problem is Google voice texting isn't like ur stock texting app...for starters, google voice texting can't send any MMS...no pics, no group msgs
    01-30-2015 10:21 PM
  13. harryhoudini66's Avatar
    Mighty Text. I use that to text from any of my devices.
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    01-30-2015 11:27 PM
  14. Android D's Avatar
    Yup, yes it does. But it only works with Samsung's newest devices. Oh, wait! Like yours!

    It's called SideSync (usually it's pre-loaded on the phone, but if it's not, it's easily found on the Play Store). Download that to your computer (or tablet if you have it) and voila! You can even have your phone's screen in your computer and handle it with your mouse/keyboard, or just share the mouse/keyboard with the phone. File transfer between devices is also possible. You can do this over USB cable or WiFi as long as both devices are in the same network.

    But if that doesn't rock your boat, you can also 'migrate' your calling/texting to your Google Voice account. That way you can get your texts and calls right on your computer or even an iOS device as long as you install the app.
    Tried Sidesyn...this thing drains battery...plus it was Laggy!

    thnx for ur input though!
    01-30-2015 11:50 PM
  15. Android D's Avatar
    Mighty Text. I use that to text from any of my devices.
    Thanks...was looking something for both phone and text!
    01-30-2015 11:50 PM
  16. anon1611919's Avatar
    I use my sms for my phone, PC and tablet. When my phone rings, it shows on my laptop but I'm not sure if it answers on the PC or the phone. Might be worth checking out.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Rmedy21 likes this.
    01-31-2015 01:04 AM
  17. PookiePrancer's Avatar
    People still use PCs after getting the Note 4?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    shortwave8669 likes this.
    01-31-2015 09:13 AM
  18. Aquila's Avatar
    Moto Connect, Pushbullet, MightyText, Google Hangouts... there are lots of options.
    01-31-2015 09:15 AM
  19. plumcrazy's Avatar
    Yup, yes it does. But it only works with Samsung's newest devices. Oh, wait! Like yours!

    It's called SideSync (usually it's pre-loaded on the phone, but if it's not, it's easily found on the Play Store). Download that to your computer (or tablet if you have it) and voila! You can even have your phone's screen in your computer and handle it with your mouse/keyboard, or just share the mouse/keyboard with the phone. File transfer between devices is also possible. You can do this over USB cable or WiFi as long as both devices are in the same network.

    But if that doesn't rock your boat, you can also 'migrate' your calling/texting to your Google Voice account. That way you can get your texts and calls right on your computer or even an iOS device as long as you install the app.
    damn, this looks like a great app i could use but the laptop is a toshiba. luckily been wanting to replace it for a while...now i found my excuse
    01-31-2015 10:16 AM
  20. Android D's Avatar
    People still use PCs after getting the Note 4?

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Lol...why r u so amazed about that? Don't tell me you using a Mac?
    01-31-2015 12:09 PM
  21. PookiePrancer's Avatar
    Lol...why r u so amazed about that? Don't tell me you using a Mac?
    No; a Mac is a PC too.

    I'm being slightly facetious, but the Note 4 is a powerful beast that allows me to do almost everything I need. Yeah, PC still needed every now and then, but not enough that I need to answer texts and phone calls on it.

    Everybody has a different need, but I sure wouldn't make my mobile purchase based on its reliance on a PC.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    01-31-2015 12:19 PM
  22. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Wow, I'm blown away by SideSync!!! I've been using the Pro Version of Mighty Text....I like SideSync much better so far!!! Thanks for the share!!!
    shortwave8669 and SpookDroid like this.
    01-31-2015 12:34 PM
  23. GregMargie's Avatar
    damn, this looks like a great app i could use but the laptop is a toshiba. luckily been wanting to replace it for a while...now i found my excuse
    I could be wrong, but I believe only the phone has to be a Samsung, not the PC/laptop.
    01-31-2015 02:54 PM
  24. leerandall's Avatar
    Wow, I'm blown away by SideSync!!! I've been using the Pro Version of Mighty Text....I like SideSync much better so far!!! Thanks for the share!!!
    Are you getting the phone audio through your PC, or is it still coming from the phone when connected via SideSync to your PC?
    01-31-2015 03:26 PM
  25. H3aTeRzz's Avatar
    Works through my pc just fine.
    01-31-2015 03:40 PM
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