HandShaker (formerly known as SmartFinder) can connect your Mac to your Android phone in USB debugging mode and enables you to browse and transfer content in both directions with ease. The app automatically keeps the content organized by file type, but you can also use additional filtering options.
Connect your Android phone to your Mac and start transferring files
Once your Mac is authorized to connect to your phone in USB Debugging mode, in the HandShaker main window you can browse the phone content, and see details about the storage status and battery statistics.
HandShaker comes with both import and export capabilities, which means that you get to transfer files to and from the Android phone. In addition, It allows you to preview, delete, or rename files.
Most of these tasks can be performed by using buttons placed in the HandShaker main window, or with the help of contextual menus.
Browse the files stored on your Android phone with ease
In the main window, you get to see your image, music, and video files organized into different tabs. Depending on the file types, It comes with distinct viewing modes.
To help you identify photos faster, It automatically generates thumbnails for each entry and enables you to sort them by week or month. On the other hand, audio tracks can be organized by folders or albums, or listed all together.
Furthermore, HandShaker keeps the video files organized by folder, generates thumbnails, and enables you to sort them by time or by size.
File manager that can simplify the transferring process between your Mac and any Android phone
On the other hand,This software can also identify the files that have been downloaded on your phone and integrates a more advanced file viewer that provides extensive access to the phone’s content.
What’s New in HandShaker
- Drag and drop each item in your clipboard
- Locating error when deleting items from your clipboard
- UI and UX improvements
- Multiple other minor bugs
How to install HandShaker?
Step 1- Install HandShaker
To get started, the first thing you’ll need to do is install the Mac app, which is called HandShaker.
Once you’ve done that, go ahead and launch HandShaker, and you’ll be asked if you’d like to open this app automatically in the future. This will make HandShaker open immediately after you plug any Android device into your Mac, so go ahead and click “Launch Automatically” here.
This software recommends uninstalling old apps which are related to Android applications installed on your PC.
Next, you’ll see a screen prompting you to enable USB debugging on your Android device. Leave HandShaker on this screen, then grab your Android phone or tablet to do a bit of setup.
Step 2- Allow Access Android
Over on your Android device now, you’ll have to start by unlocking the “Developer options” menu if you haven’t done so in the past. With that taken care of, open your Settings menu, then scroll down to the bottom and head to the “Developer options” entry. From here, enable the switch next to “USB debugging,” then press “OK” on the popup.
At this point, go ahead and connect your phone to your Mac with a USB data cable. Make sure that the HandShaker window is still open from Step 1.
Once you connect the USB cable, you’ll see a message on your Android device asking if you’d like to allow access from this computer. Tick the box next to “Always allow” here, then press “OK” on the popup.
Step 3- Browse your Android Storage from your MAC PC.
At this point, you should be greeted by this software main menu. It’s an intuitive interface, complete with thumbnails for all of the pictures that are stored on your phone. If you’d rather see different types of media, you can use the navigation menu on the left to browse by Music or Video as well, and the interface in these menus looks just as nice.
At this point, you should be greeted by HandShaker’s main menu. It’s an intuitive interface, complete with thumbnails for all of the pictures that are stored on your phone. If you’d rather see different types of media, you can use the navigation menu on the left to browse by Music or Video as well, and the interface in these menus looks just as nice.
HandShaker Pros and Cons
|Easy to use||Syncing can take a lot of time|
|Compatible with all types of Android apps||Contains pop-up ads|
All these tools offer you extensive control upon your Android phone and enable you to quickly find and transfer a file to your Mac computer. At the same time, you can also send files from your Mac to the phone storage with the same ease.
NOTE: Because of Apple’s “sandbox” restrictions, the version downloaded from the Mac App Store may not be recognized or connect correctly (apart from this there are no differences in features between the two versions). Thus, we strongly suggest that you download the HandShaker version available for direct download.
|OS||MacOS X and Later version|
|File Size||21.9 MB|