The best apps to make your iOS, Android and Windows devices live together
February 20, 2018 at 12:00
If our tablet has the same operating system as the other devices that we normally use our life is always a little easier, but surely (most, probably) that there are many that combine an iPad or a Windows tablet with an Android phone, or a iPhone with an Android tablet and a Windows PC or other variants. We review a few apps that can help you live together iOS, Android and Windows devices.
Cloud storage apps
Just last week we reviewed the most popular apps from cloud storage, listing the main advantages and disadvantages and how much free space We could get each one, which you can take a look to consider if you should change the one you have now as a reference or add some more, which is not a bad idea either. Regardless of what we choose, what is clear is that these types of apps are a great ally to make it easier to use devices with different operating systems, with the addition that if any of them fail us, no We have to worry about losing vital data.
The best cloud storage apps for Android and iPad tablets
Apps to transfer files
If for security reasons or for convenience at any given time, you prefer to simply transfer specific files from one device to another, it is worth knowing that there are a few apps that allow us to do it without cables and in all comfort. Recently, for example, Microsoft added a new app to its catalog Pass photos between our PC and iOS and Android devices. A more complete option, however, although not very popular which is Resilio, which works a bit like cloud storage apps, but using our computer as a base. Our favorite for Android, in any case, has always been Airroid and for some time it is also available for iOS.
Apps to continue on one device where you left it on another
One of the virtues of Chrome for which we will often hear that many prefer it to other browsers are its complete synchronization options, but you can not stop mentioning the app Continue on PC from Microsoft. For those who are simultaneously combining Windows and Android, however, it is worth noting Roamit, which not only has very good synchronization options (even the clipboard) but also allows us to transfer files between them. And it is worth remembering that many of the most popular apps, of those we use almost daily, have very interesting functions in this field, as we show you, for example, with Spotify.
Apps to control your PC with your tablet or smartphone
Not only do we have apps to help us mitigate the difficulties of having different types of devices coexist with different operating systems, but there are a few that, going even further, will allow us to take more advantage of them. It is the case of a series of apps that allow us control our PC remotely, reflecting the screen on our tablet or smartphone or allowing us to use them as a command for more basic controls (something more interesting on devices with smaller screens. Not long ago we reviewed the most interesting, so we encourage you if you have not exploded still this possibility, take a look at the list and give them a chance. And it is worth remembering, by the way, that thanks to Moonlight, we can also enjoy the PC games on our mobile devices.
The best apps to control a PC from an Android tablet or iPad
Apps to make the user experience more similar on all devices
Not only is it about passing content and activities from one device to another, but it is also appreciated that the experience of use in one and the other is as similar as possible. In this sense, it may be interesting, for example, to choose one of the best keyboards for iOS and Android (although just today we have known that we have a major decline, Swype) and use the same in both, instead of the one we have by default. The champions in this field, in any case, are Android devices, so it is easier to make them look like Windows or iOS than the other way around. To do this, you can take a look at our selection with the best customization apps for Android.
Essential apps to customize your Android
Special mention: Google apps
Whether to leverage free cloud storage, to facilitate the transfer of files from one device to another, to continue with what we had in hand in another, or to make our experience of use more similar everywhere, the reality is that Google apps they are one of the best resources we can have (it seems that Microsoft wants to follow in this direction, but it is still far and it seems difficult to imagine that Apple will do it at some point): between Google Drive Y Google Photos It is difficult for sure that we can cover a good part of our online storage needs, its apps are available everywhere (in addition to the browser version) and very well optimized in most cases (even in iOS) and they are all free and often one of the best we can find in its genre.