Android file transferring on OS X, what's everyone using?

AutoUnion39

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Anyone else find Android File Transfer to be complete junk?

I plug my phone in and the computer just freezes for a few seconds, while the app loads.

App itself is horribly buggy and crashes when I try to get many files on and off.

Is there any other program?

I find myself just booting into Windows7 to transfer large files these days because it works seamlessly.
 

TheMTtakeover

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Anyone else find Android File Transfer to be complete junk?

I plug my phone in and the computer just freezes for a few seconds, while the app loads.

App itself is horribly buggy and crashes when I try to get many files on and off.

Is there any other program?

I find myself just booting into Windows7 to transfer large files these days because it works seamlessly.
That's what I use with my Mac and Nexus 7, haven't had too many issues.
 

Jessica Lares

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I just plug it in and use Finder or ADB, but I don't have a device that needs the AFT. Even though you can't see the drives on your Mac, the ADB still works (you have to install the Android SDK though). Just set it up to use in development mode (they all have it), and then you can push a folder or whatever with:

Code:
adb push blahblahblah /sdcard/
Better than SSH or AirDroid anyway.
 

LSUtigers03

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Samsung phones in my experience are the hardest to use with iOS and those are the Android phones that I've used the most. Airdroid has always worked perfectly for me so I use that or I pull out my micro sd card and plug it up directly to my MacBook Air with an sd card adapter.
 

MRU

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Actually all mac to android syncing software regardless of manufacturer seems to be utter tosh. It's probably the biggest bugbear for Android using mac owners.

I had hoped Google would offer a better universal syncing solution for macs like Microsoft offers with Windows Phone Connect. It works with all windows phones regardless of manufacturer / brand. It would be cool if Google offered the same rather than the rather poor Android File Transfer and the terrible manufacturer software solutions.
 

Tinmania

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I have AFD but keep it disabled till I want to use (only use it for transferring very large files).

Most of the time I use Airdroid. I use Airdroid a lot for texting, from my mac, as well.



Michael
 

mathi-vadhanan

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TBH, I never felt the need to connect phone to my MBA, after switching to Android.
I connect to my network hard drive, which holds all my media via ES-File Explorer. Prior to that I used, SwiFTP on phone and Filezilla on MBA, to transfer stuff wirelessly. Cutting cord with PC was the main reason, I switched to android.
 

Explicitic

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ADB. I prefer it over 'Android File Transfer'.

From time to time, I also upload files to my NAS and just download it from there on my phone.
 

Dolorian

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I have experienced no issues so far with Android File Transfer.

When I don't have a cable with me I use Airdroid to transfer the files from a browser over wifi. Works really nice (even tho it is not as fast) and it also allows you to do many other things with your phone.

Kies is terrible Samsung bloatware imo.