Today's savvy consumers and professionals have no trouble getting work done on their PC and their smartphone, often switching between the two throughout the day. But getting these devices to communicate with each other can be a challenge. Here’s how Samsung's SideSync makes it easy.
SideSync is an app that connects your Galaxy Smartphone or Tablet with your Samsung ATIV PC. SideSync must be installed on your phone from Samsung Apps and it's preloaded on all ATIV PCs.
With the apps installed, all you need to do is connect your smartphone to your ATIV PC via Wi-Fi or USB cable. SideSync then lets you open a window on your computer that exactly mirrors the screen on your phone. You can then use your computer to control your phone, using the keyboard and mouse to do anything you normally would on your smartphone— without touching the screen.
Having a replica of your smartphone's display right on your desktop gives you great flexibility, turning your computer into an extension of your phone. At its simplest, SideSync gives you a full keyboard and mouse to use with your handset, making complex data entry tasks much simpler. Instead of having to tap out an email on your phone's touchscreen, now you can use your computer's keyboard to quickly finish the job. Or you might download a map on your phone, then annotate it with typed notes on your keyboard and add drawings you create with your mouse. Having your computer's larger screen to work on makes those tasks much easier.
Think of your computer's screen as a larger version of the one on your phone. Even incoming phone calls pop up on your ATIV's display, just like they do on your smartphone. In a nutshell, it's like having a "virtual phone" that lives right on your computer desktop.
SideSync gets your phone and your computer talking and working together. Transferring files between the two devices is easy, and you can even drag and drop from one device to another. Got an important set of notes on your PC, but don’t want to bring your computer to the meeting? Just drag the file to the SideSync window to copy it to your phone. Or, if you just want to grab a few paragraphs from it for an email, simply open up your word processing file or spreadsheet, copy the text you need, and paste it into a message or file on your phone. SideSync lets you send data the other way, too: Copy files, photos or selected text from your phone to your ATIV PC just as easily.
Another key feature of SideSync is its ability to back up the files on your smartphone to your PC. Documents, photos, movies, and even your installed apps are all copied automatically from your phone to your computer. SideSync takes the confusion and worry out of ensuring your phone is backed up, and while it’s taking care of that chore, it will charge your phone’s battery.Samsung is a registered trademark of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. All other brand, product, service names and logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective owners.