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If you're like me, you regularly forget your data cable at home, in hotels or at the 24-hour Pokemon Trading Card Repository. In such cases, 2011's New App of the Year, AirDroid, is a lifesaver. It's an incredibly comprehensive remote management app that lets you access your Android device via a desktop web browser, complete with file management, app installations, photo browser, and lots more. The creators are ready to step up their game with the second version of AirDroid, and have set up an invite-only beta.

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The only feature confirmed by the AirDroid team is the ability to create an account and log into remote management from anywhere, which presumably includes mobile networks. This would mirror various PC remote access services, with the notable exception of actual screen control. Given the amount of polish that the original AirDroid already shows, I'm sure there will be plenty more crammed in as well.

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Invites should be going out soon, so sign up if you want to get in. The beta will be three months long, give or take, after which everyone else should be able to join in the party. And if you haven't checked out the original yet, what are you waiting for - it's free!

AirDroid 2 Beta Signup

Thanks, C.L. Tsang!

Jeremiah Rice
Jeremiah is a US-based blogger who bought a Nexus One the day it came out and never looked back. In his spare time he watches Star Trek, cooks eggs, and completely fails to write novels.
  • Ashutosh

    The app is brilliant, but I hope they adopt a more Android centric UI for version 2.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Victor-Sava/100001558512727 Victor Sava

      I really like how it looks I don't want an ugly design

  • http://twitter.com/redbullcat Phil Oakley

    Asked for an invite. Love AirDroid!

  • Кристијан Ристовски

    Tasker support. One day, maybe.

  • http://twitter.com/PCSievers P.C. Sievers

    Hopefully the Salvation Army got their kettles back.

  • 27yearold

    ah so it will finally be useful and actually work. good.

    • Ray

      It has been more then useful and always worked well for me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=714859472 Rajvir Singh

      Are you within 10 meters range of an iPhone? Be careful, stay away, It affects brain function...

  • xriderx66

    Been using this for a LONG time, probably the most useful app I have besides the usual titanium backup/root explorer

  • nsnsmj

    AirDroid is great. still use it every so often.

  • jesse

    28.1 gb on galaxy nexus? what kind of sorcery is this?

    • Mike Kilar

      32gb VZW Galaxy Nexus.

      • Rob

        Same here with the Sprint variant. I guess they had to give more storage because CDMA is such a dying technology. LOL.

        • http://www.facebook.com/Shinakuma George Millhouse

          there were always two versions around the world

          • Onwuka Ndubueze

            Lte everywhere by 2018!

  • 122ninajs

    Anybody else's Airdroid never connect to anything? Whether I scan or input a code it never connects. I am on the same wifi network and I have restarted both items and reinstalled the app.

    • Thatguyfromvienna

      Nope. Works perfectly for me.

    • colin

      Has your access point got wireless isolation enabled?

  • Mark LaFlamme

    Always loved Airdroid. Recently? Not so much. Frequent connection problems and too often, it just seems to freeze up without explanation. I switched to Wifi Explorer and haven't been back. Intrigued by this new incarnation, though.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RobJohnson90 Rob Johnson

    My phone doesn't have USB Mass storage mode, only MTP. So I use Airdroid all the time for file transfers.

  • androiduser

    already signed up. thank you

  • http://profiles.google.com/nmoline Nicholas Moline

    This is the must own app on Android. Nothing else in the Play Store compares. The amount of functionality that AirDroid provides for free is astounding.

  • Łukasz Zając

    Maybe Holoized?

  • Simon Belmont

    I love AirDroid! It has been a staple in my smartphone and tablet arsenal for a while now.

    It just makes moving files around and other tasks so much easier. Cut the cord!