SideSync is used to synchronize Samsung phones with computers. This app was released by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. specially for owners of Galaxy smartphones. You can download SideSync on Play Market.
Design – 4
The design of the application is maximally simple. You'll see a small blue window in which there are placed various buttons. Of course, this program can't be called very stylish, and it isn't a big problem. SideSync doesn't have to be too noticeable because it may distract attention when you use functions of the phone on your PC and vice versa. So, the design of the app is aligned with its functionality.
Performance – 4
Connection between devices can be established either via Wi-Fi or via USB. The latter version does not seem very convenient. When you use Wi-Fi, everything turns out to be simple: your smartphone can lie in one room, and you can sit in another one with your laptop.
Due to the screen sharing mode, contents of the mobile device can be seen on the PC screen. The virtual display, shown on the PC, allows you to control multiple functions of the mobile device directly from the computer.
In the keyboard and mouse sharing mode, you can take advantage of your mobile device as an additional monitor, easily controlling its functions, using the mouse and keyboard. For example, it will be possible to send messages from the phone, applying the keyboard.
In addition, the size of the virtual screen can be changed so that the SideSync window does not interfere with viewing other programs.
Usability and Platforms – 3
As for the functionality in the first mode (which is with a window on the PC in the form of a smartphone), almost everything is available from the computer as if you were holding Galaxy device in your hand. Moreover, you can use clipboard: copy the text on your PC and paste it into the fields on your smartphone.
The second way to use SideSync is to control the smartphone, using a mouse and a keyboard. I didn't make use of this option in the case of a phone, but if you have a tablet, it turns out to be convenient.
This app can be installed only on Galaxy device and any PC. So, if you don't have such kind of Samsung phone, this program will be unavailing.
It's necessary to get used to SideSync because it's rather difficult to understand how everything works from the first time.
In-app purchases – 5
The application is absolutely free of cost. Also, there are no in-app purchases and annoying ads. That's why the program can be freely used by all owners of Samsung Galaxy smartphones. All in all, SideSync is a special content solution for those who don't want to spend money at all.
SideSync is not just an app for synchronization with PC. Due to it, mobile gadget users will be able to reply messages, play multimedia files, watch maps and even work with documents on their computers. Samsung has implemented a fairly convenient and interesting way of organizing interaction of two different devices.
- Presence of two modes;
- Absolutely free of cost;
- Minimalistic interface.
- May be used only by owners of Samsung Galaxy;
- Not easy to deal with for everybody.
So, if you have a Samsung Galaxy smartphone, you should download SideSync on it and on your PC.