Samsung has just announced details of a new syncing/file management tool called Side Sync, which it mentioned last month alongside new ATIV PC branding.

The basic idea behind the app is easy, painless file and information transfer from PC to mobile and vice versa. This is accomplished using a dock that plugs into your PC's USB port. Once hooked up, you can share your mouse and keyboard with your Samsung phone, dragging and dropping files, and copying and pasting information as you please. Users can also set the service to automatically sync photos. Here's Samsung's introductory video for the product:

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As great as the service looks, the tagline "PC in Mobile, Mobile in PC" is at least a little misleading - Side Sync doesn't just work with just any PC – it's only compatible Samsung PCs. As a matter of fact, it only works with some Samsung PCs, so far including the ATIV Book, ATIV Book Q, ATIV One, and ATIV Tab globally, and the same selection inside Korea, with the addition of the ATIV Smart PC. This is its fatal flaw.

If you own a PC that's not part of the above ATIV family, you can forget about effortlessly transferring files and information between your devices with Side Sync.

That said, Side Sync is actually a great idea, and looks like it could provide major utility. If you just so happen to have your hands on a compatible PC and a Samsung phone and you feel like peeking into Samsung's app store, hit the link below to grab the app.

Side Sync on Samsung Apps

via SammyHub