Android with OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by motulist, Jul 11, 2010.

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    motulist

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    I'm considering getting an Android phone and I want to know how well it plays with OS X. Does it show up on the desktop like any normal drive? Can you drag n drop files onto it? Does it let you load songs and movies onto it just by drag n drop? Does it work with itunes at all? What about syncing calendars? etc.?

    Thoughts?
     
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    John Doe 57

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    I'm in the same boat--I'm about to get both a new iMac and the Droid X.

    For syncing iCal to the phone, people have highly recommended http://spanningsync.com/ to me.

    I haven't used it personally. But it appears to do the trick!

    HTH!
     
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    I use Salling Media Sync and am pretty satisfied. Missing Sync has also been suggested, but it costs more. Lovin' the Android phone, though!

    Oh, and yes, it does mount on the desktop as a drive -- two, actually if you have an SD card installed. You can drag and drop to your heart's content!
     
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    motulist

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    But what about actually direct-loading files onto the device? Meaning, does the android device just show up on my desktop like a regular connected drive, and then I can just drag and drop MP3 files into a music folder and have them show up in the phone's media list? Or do I *have* to use some sort of media syncing software to load things onto it? Because one of the big advantages I expected from using an Android phone was that I could just drag and drop stuff right into the phone through the finder without having to use an itunes-like piece of software just to move files in or out of the phone.

    So, does the android phone's drive show up on the finder's desktop just like any other connected storage drive, or do you *have* to use a special program to interact with the phone connected to you mac?
     
  6. macrumors 6502a

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    As I stated in my previous post, yes, the phone and the SD card show up on the desktop as drives and you can drag and drop just fine.
     

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