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This isn't the first time we've talked about Moborobo, but this company never stops. With each version it seems to add new features to its application suite, making it even more useful than before. The most recent update is no exception – if you haven't checked out Moborobo in the past, there's no better time to give it a shot.

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Of course, you may be asking yourself what makes this product so compelling. While we've looked at a few of its features in the past, we want to focus on one of the most powerful aspects of Moborobo's offering: its app store. The MoboMarket offers an alternative to Google Play, with a focus on app discovery and access to customization tools like wallpapers and ringtones all in one easy-to-use place. While that may be intriguing enough on its own, the MoboMarket, when used in conjunction with Moborobo's desktop client, can actually save money and/or data for those living without Wi-Fi. Since the pair is made to work seamlessly, you can actually browse the MoboMarket from the comfort of your desktop, then install the apps remotely to your phone. But here's the potentially most beneficial aspect for some users: instead of using your cellular connection to pull the apks from the Market, Moborobo downloads the files onto your computer and then pushes them to the device, thus saving mobile data and bandwidth.

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The new version (2.1.3) of Moborobo's desktop application also brings a new function called the Mobo Portal – a "floating window" that allows you to quickly and easily copy text from your desktop to your phone, as well as share said text through SMS, Facebook, and Twitter. Simply enter the text into the box, hit the "Copy to device clipboard" button, and done; you're free to paste it directly on your mobile. That's pretty convenient.

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Of course, all the existing features that make Moborobo so powerful are still there: app batch installations, contact transfers between devices (even works between iOS and Android), and a fully-functional phone management suite. The latter feature will allow you to control all aspects of your device, from contacts and SMS to ringtones, images, and files – all from the comfort of your desktop PC. You can even read/send/reply to text message without even picking up your phone.

Moborobo supports both USB and Wi-Fi connections, so all of the aforementioned features can be accessed even easier. It's full support of your phone without ever touching your phone. Apps, ringtones, wallpapers, SMS, contacts, file management – you name it, Moborobo can do it. Best of all, it's completely free. Head below to get started with the convenient and powerful system.

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  • Cherokee4Life

    So it's an app store + airdroid built in?

  • Ben

    can it backup apps like iTunes and restore it as per the last modified status?

    • BlendTek

      The real question is will it blend?

  • wickets

    thanks...the copy / paste feature seems like a nice feature to have

    • Qliphah

      There are many other apps that allow you to this, AirDroid, Kingsoft Office, Push Bullet, Pocket even. And those don't require a whole supermarket to be loaded when you use it.

  • Rob Johnson

    Not available for my OS.

  • Qliphah

    the app isn't compatible with the nexus7... how does that even happen?

  • http://www.joostslager.nl/ Joost Slager

    Is there a possibility to use this with the OUYA?? and if Yes where can I get a legal apk file?

  • http://www.marklaflamme.com/ Mark LaFlamme

    I'm curious about the app store end of it more than the other bells and whistles. I have Wifi File Explorer for wireless management and Mighty Text for that part. But if it's really a decent replacement for the Play Store, I'm in. My "recommended for you" section in the Play Store hasn't been updated in eons. The other sections rarely offer up anything new and exciting. If MoboRobo is an improvement there, I'm sold. I'm going in.

    • http://www.marklaflamme.com/ Mark LaFlamme

      Well, I lasted about ten minutes with that sucker. It placed an icon on my phone screen and some other junk on my PC. I kind of liked the interface, but I found it a little heavy and cumbersome. I may just try the Android app and see how that goes.

  • Morten Ulveseth

    I was eagerly trying this to see if it could show me apps by ranking, but it doesn't seem to use Google Play rankings, or it just doesn't work properly. Shame.

    On that note, anyone know a service that does that? And also needs to have country filtering (else I get mostly fake rated chinese apps).

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