Downloads advent calendar: get AirDroid free today

Mirror your Android phone on your PC

AirDroid

The holidays are an expensive time, so we’re bringing you a special treat: a full, free, fun Windows program to download every day until Christmas.

Behind our advent calendar's third door you'll find AirDroid - a brilliant app that lets you control your Android smartphone via your PC. It's incredibly handy, particularly for messaging friends while you're at your desk. Just connect your handset and you'll receive alerts in Windows whenever you receive a new message, and you can type your response straight away. Perfect for making plans and catching up with friends over the holidays!

Control your phone remotely

AirDroid also makes it easy to transfer those office party photos from your phone to your PC - just click and drag to move them across. You can transfer music, videos and other files the same way - no USB cables required.

One of AirDroid's coolest features is AirMirror, which replicates the contents of your smartphone screen on your desktop, effectively turning your PC into an oversize remote control. It's ideal for playing Android games on the big screen without the hassle of using an emulator.

Once you've downloaded and installed AirDroid on your PC, you'll be prompted to create an account. Then just download the AirDroid Android app to your smartphone, log in, and the two devices will connect automatically. It's easy!

Note that some of AirDroid's more advanced features are only available if your phone is rooted.

Download here: AirDroid

Popular downloads

The most popular software available to download from TechRadar right now:

Windows Movie Maker: One of the best free video editors around. Simply drag and drop videos, audio and photos onto the timeline, and trim them to fit.

LibreOffice: An excellent alternative to Microsoft Office, with tools for making and editing text, presentations, spreadsheets, graphics, equations and charts.

AVG Antivirus Free: Top quality protection doesn’t have to cost a penny. AVG has received the gold award in independent virus detection tests.

GIMP: Not only does GIMP provide all the standard drawing and editing tools, it’s packed with powerful built-in plugins that rival professional photo editors.

VLC Media Player: VLC Media Player can handle pretty much any video or audio file without any additional codecs. The only media player you’ll ever need.

Tags

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Cat is TechRadar's downloads editor. She's been a tech journalist for six years on magazines including PC Plus, Official Windows, PC Format and Windows: Help & Advice (with a brief stint in PR for the nuclear industry in between). If you have a question about software, drop her a line!