If you’re an Android user, then you know how challenging could be to manage your device from Windows. Different smartphone manufacturers offer device management features and tools ranging from the average to plain bad. Luckily, there are some useful apps worth installing.
SnapPea is a great desktop app that can back up and organize your Android device from Windows. Even if it’s currently available in a beta version, it’s already shaping up to become something solid. Find out more about SnapPea and how to use the app efficiently.
How to Make the SnapPea Connection
Downloading and running SnapPea might be a multi-step process, but it’s worth doing it.
First, grab a free copy of the desktop software from its official website. Then, you’ll need to install the app on your smartphone, too.
The smartphone version of SnapPea can be downloaded from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, the tablet version of the app is not available on the Google Play Store. You must use a third-party app to download SnapPea.
After you installed SnapPea both on your PC and smartphone, you’ll have to put your phone in USB Debugging Mode, to establish your first connection. With this done, run SnapPea on your PC and connect your Android smartphone. Follow the instructions and install the drivers.
SnapPea’s Best Features
You can backup all your files, contacts, apps, and messages using SnapPea. Click on the Welcome link in the left panel navigation bar to access the main screen. You’ll notice on the bottom right of the window the Backup feature.
Screen Capturing is another excellent feature that SnapPea offers. Click on the Welcome screen, and you’ll find it! You can choose between taking “Screen only” screenshots or “normal” ones.
SnapPea also includes full-screen display mirroring, which is probably the best feature so far. You can choose to show the output of your smartphone on your PC (perfect for presentations). This tool can be found to the right of the Capture button.