AirDroid Alternative?

blairh

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Anybody can recommend me an AirDroid alternative? AirDroid is only recognizing about 11 GB of my 64 GB SD card for some reason. A little online research shows me that this is a known flaw with some phones.

I just got the S4 Active and I'd like to transfer over my music connection wirelessly if possible. I had no luck with iSyncr and DoubleTwist (both wired connections) when I owned the G Pro for a few days last month.

Keep in mind I'm using a Mac, if that matters.

A huge thank you to anybody in advance if you can help me with this.
 

LSUtigers03

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AirDroid is usually my go to since Samsung phones don't play nice with Macs. If that doesn't work I just put my micro sd in a sd adapter and plug it up to the computer and drag and drop my music.
 

blairh

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AirDroid is usually my go to since Samsung phones don't play nice with Macs. If that doesn't work I just put my micro sd in a sd adapter and plug it up to the computer and drag and drop my music.
I'd rather not remove my SD card every time I want to add new music in the future. It's so annoying that AirDroid doesn't properly recognize my SD card.
 

chagla

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it may be a bug on Airdroid/ btw, i love Airdroid. send a tip to developer.

there is another one i know of, its called Remote Desktop by
Kołakowski Damian. hasnt been developed for a while though. if you have access to another phone, put the same card on that phone and try airdroid again?
 

blairh

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it may be a bug on Airdroid/ btw, i love Airdroid. send a tip to developer.

there is another one i know of, its called Remote Desktop by
Kołakowski Damian. hasnt been developed for a while though. if you have access to another phone, put the same card on that phone and try airdroid again?
No other phone. Remote Desktop has some shady permissions.

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Have you tried the "official" Android file transfer app? Software is kind of clunky and buggy, but I've never had any major problems with it.
Tried it with the G Pro last month. Did not work for me.

I'm open to apps that require me to use a cord too. iSyncr and DoubleTwist did not work for me either last month. I just want a simple and reliable app that will allow me to add my music from my Mac Mini onto my SD card. Wired or wireless.
 

MacMik

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Droid NAS

Methinks Droid NAS is the one you want. Free, no sign-up or third-party servers involved, works seamlessly with your Mac (uses Bonjour), and let's you manage all your files directly from Finder. :) I used to use Airdroid too and looked everywhere for better alternatives. For pure file management on a Mac / over a local wireless network, Droid NAS is a revelation.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.codesector.droidnas