Easy Ways to Transfer Android Files to Mac

Easy Ways to Transfer Android Files to Mac

You may have plugged your android phone into your Mac and nothing happens. This is familiar, right?

That shouldn’t be a problem anymore. Here’s how you can transfer files easily between Android and OSX- Desktop operation system and Earth’s best mobiles.

You can plug in your android phone and explore your files on windows just like any other hard drive. However, Macs are different and sometimes can be just so annoying but there is an authentic fix. Also, there are third party solutions that while having issues with Mac in some areas, they could be even better afterwards.


The easy way to Android File Transfer

There are many free Mac applications developed by the android team. When this is installed, you will see a window pop up menu anytime you plug your device to your Mac. From this pop up window, you can locate your device and transfer what you need. Isn’t that easy?

This is pointed out of the pop up window menu because there isn’t really much options here on the pop up. Copy and paste don’t work on this pop up, you can’t use quick search to preview your files. All there is and you can do on this pop up is to delete and transfer files. Nothing more!

For the quick and easy transfer of files, this is the best choice. If there is a need for complete combination with your Mac’s locator/finder or any of its alternatives, there will be a need to use a third-party tool.


Using the Wi-Fi-alternative: DROIDNAS

While intending to browse Android files using finder, there won’t be any USB option. However, you can get your files through the network with a program known as “DROIDNAS” which is the easiest way to make this set up. This is one of the ways you can get your device wireless access.

With this, you can get all your Android folders including the SD Card shared on the network with just a few taps. This will give a direct access to all your files from Finder, assuming that both your devices are on the same network.

Test results showed that, browsing folders with this was a bit slow but everything worked perfectly. You can transfer half a gig or more of files to your android device with no problems whatsoever.


DroidNAS, in theory is supposed to make your device visible from Finder, all you need do is click an icon and start your files browsing. But, this may not work if using Mavericks.

This may be a little difficult to set up, but once it’s set up, you are off the glitch totally. Also, this may not be a perfect solution and may be a little slower than Android File Transfer with a bad connection. However, if you would rather do a wireless file transfer, it’s the best you can try.

You can try other solutions

Have you tested any of those and it worked for you? There are yet many other options that may work better too.


Air Droid:

This enables file sharing between Macs and Android, and precisely one of the seven tools that will help great functionality of your Android and Mac.


This lets easy file transfer between two operating systems, and works efficiently for easy distribution of single files. Here, browsing the system is not possible but you can send files quickly from one device to another.

The Cloud and Synchronizing services:

Functions like the Drop box can make file transfer much faster. All you need do is drop a file into a synchronized folder and then download it with the help of the Android client.

These are all great choices for Android Files Transfer and lots more. However, when talking about simplicity, a USB cable and Android files transfer could be the best option.

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Last Updated on May 14, 2019

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

8 Replacements for Google Notebook

Exploring alternatives to Google Notebook? There are more than a few ‘notebooks’ available online these days, although choosing the right one will likely depend on just what you use Google Notebook for.

  1. Zoho Notebook
    If you want to stick with something as close to Google Notebook as possible, Zoho Notebook may just be your best bet. The user interface has some significant changes, but in general, Zoho Notebook has pretty similar features. There is even a Firefox plugin that allows you to highlight content and drop it into your Notebook. You can go a bit further, though, dropping in any spreadsheets or documents you have in Zoho, as well as some applications and all websites — to the point that you can control a desktop remotely if you pare it with something like Zoho Meeting.
  2. Evernote
    The features that Evernote brings to the table are pretty great. In addition to allowing you to capture parts of a website, Evernote has a desktop search tool mobil versions (iPhone and Windows Mobile). It even has an API, if you’ve got any features in mind not currently available. Evernote offers 40 MB for free accounts — if you’ll need more, the premium version is priced at $5 per month or $45 per year. Encryption, size and whether you’ll see ads seem to be the main differences between the free and premium versions.
  3. Net Notes
    If the major allure for Google Notebooks lays in the Firefox extension, Net Notes might be a good alternative. It’s a Firefox extension that allows you to save notes on websites in your bookmarks. You can toggle the Net Notes sidebar and access your notes as you browse. You can also tag websites. Net Notes works with Mozilla Weave if you need to access your notes from multiple computers.
  4. i-Lighter
    You can highlight and save information from any website while you’re browsing with i-Lighter. You can also add notes to your i-Lighted information, as well as email it or send the information to be posted to your blog or Twitter account. Your notes are saved in a notebook on your computer — but they’re also synchronized to the iLighter website. You can log in to the site from any computer.
  5. Clipmarks
    For those browsers interested in sharing what they find with others, Clipmarks provides a tool to select clips of text, images and video and share them with friends. You can easily syndicate your finds to a whole list of sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Digg. You can also easily review your past clips and use them as references through Clipmarks’ website.
  6. UberNote
    If you can think of a way to send notes to UberNote, it can handle it. You can clip material while browsing, email, IM, text message or even visit the UberNote sites to add notes to the information you have saved. You can organize your notes, tag them and even add checkboxes if you want to turn a note into some sort of task list. You can drag and drop information between notes in order to manage them.
  7. iLeonardo
    iLeonardo treats research as a social concern. You can create a notebook on iLeonardo on a particular topic, collecting information online. You can also access other people’s notebooks. It may not necessarily take the place of Google Notebook — I’m pretty sure my notes on some subjects are cryptic — but it’s a pretty cool tool. You can keep notebooks private if you like the interface but don’t want to share a particular project. iLeonardo does allow you to follow fellow notetakers and receive the information they find on a particular topic.
  8. Zotero
    Another Firefox extension, Zotero started life as a citation management tool targeted towards academic researchers. However, it offers notetaking tools, as well as a way to save files to your notebook. If you do a lot of writing in Microsoft Word or Open Office, Zotero might be the tool for you — it’s integrated with both word processing software to allow you to easily move your notes over, as well as several blogging options. Zotero’s interface is also available in more than 30 languages.

I’ve been relying on Google Notebook as a catch-all for blog post ideas — being able to just highlight information and save it is a great tool for a blogger.


In replacing it, though, I’m starting to lean towards Evernote. I’ve found it handles pretty much everything I want, especially with the voice recording feature. I’m planning to keep trying things out for a while yet — I’m sticking with Google Notebook until the Firefox extension quits working — and if you have any recommendations that I missed when I put together this list, I’d love to hear them — just leave a comment!



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