Past attempts at making the perfect smartphone-to-desktop screen sharing service have failed. In fact, this required extensive hacking and tinkering not so long ago, only to acquire mediocre results. Acer is here to change the game and allow you to completely control your smartphone from a computer.
In comes Acer Extend, the company’s software for creating a link between mobile and desktop. In a nutshell, it allows you to control your smartphone from a Windows computer. What makes it special is that it is completely intuitive and interactive.
A live feed of your smartphone’s screen shows up in your computer monitor. This feed can be controlled not only via your mouse, but also with your computer’s touchscreen (if you have one). All the gestures are supported.
Things get a bit more interesting later in our video, though. This software doesn’t only allow your computer to control your smartphone, it can interact with it. As we can see in the video, one can simply drag and drop a file to send it to the phone, for example.
It’s also possible to send content from your smartphone to the computer, which is also demonstrated in our hands-on video. Of course, you can easily mirror anything, but if you want the native experience you can simply share content from your smartphone to the computer. The PC will then open it in its native form. In this case: Internet Explorer.