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I was expecting Android Phones to have some powerful PC Suite, but apparently not. I'm looking for application that can:

  • manage my phone files (audio/photo),
  • calendar (ms outlook independent)
  • add/remove applications,
  • access/edit/merge/remove contacts (ms outlook independent)
  • send SMS messages

This features are pretty common for most mobiles, and I'm wondering is there anything like that available for Android phones?

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If you're looking for an app that behaves like the Suites of yesteryear ;-), try MyPhoneExplorer. Here's a short list of features:

Features:

  • Addressbook - with direct sync to Outlook, GMail, Windows contacts, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Lotus Notes and Tobit David
  • Organizer with calendarview and direct sync to Outlook, Google, Sunbird, Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Windows calendar(Vista), Rainlendar, Lotus Notes, Tobit David and net shared calendars (WebDAV, FTP, local)
  • SMS - archive, export, import, excessive messages,...
  • Filebrowser with cachesystem to minimize datatransfer, automatic photosync...
  • Set phoneclock based on atomtime
  • and much more. such as : calllists, edit profiles, control phone, memorystatus, phonemonitor,...
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That is awesome piece of software –  Nazariy Feb 16 '11 at 15:38
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That's the beauty of Android. You don't need a separate piece of software for your PC. It's designed from the ground up to do everything within the Cloud.

  • manage my phone files (audio/photo),

Connect via USB, turn on USB drive mode, and use Windows Explorer to manage your files.

  • calendar (ms outlook independent)

Sync over-the-air (OTA) to Google Calendar.

  • add/remove applications,

You do that right on the device or in the Google Play Store.

  • access/edit/merge/remove contacts (ms outlook independent)

Sync OTA with Google Contacts.

  • send SMS messages

There are some apps that allow you to do that.

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Winamp will let you sync music to your phone (even wirelessly). –  Bryan Denny Feb 16 '11 at 14:49
    
Having everything on mobile is great, but nothing would replace big screen and proper keyboard. Storing all your private data online is doubtfully good idea. –  Nazariy Feb 16 '11 at 14:54
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Then an Android probably isn't for you. It's a fundamental part of the design. –  Al E. Feb 16 '11 at 14:56
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Just to add, you can now also install applications from the web from market.android.com. –  Lie Ryan Feb 16 '11 at 15:10
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@Nazariy: Syncing in Android works both way, this means you can add/edit/delete your Calendar/Contact on the web version of Google Calendar or Gmail Contact on a browser in a big screen and big keyboard and it will sync seamlessly with Android. –  Lie Ryan Feb 16 '11 at 15:12
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Desktop Apps

  1. PandaApp PC Suite

    This is a full fledge PC Suite for android (much like nokia pc suite). And has interface better the myphoneexplorer

    It has all features you need.
    File manager,
    Sms Manager
    Screen Capture
    Application Installer
    etc..

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  2. Hi Suit This is for Huawei IDEOS phones, I don't know if it can work with other phones as well.
    It can be downloaded from Huawei IDEOS page, link Direct Link
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  3. HiAPK PC Suit

    HiAPK PC Suite


Webapps

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This link lists 10 good PC Suites for Android.

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I'm using this Android PC suite: enter image description here

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Please confirm whether you're associated with this product or its vendor. Promoting your own (relevant) products on this site is fine only if you are honest about it, and I'll note that the vendors of this product have spammed this site before. –  Dan Hulme Apr 1 at 12:27
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