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Windows 10 Fall Creators Update brings the first building blocks for the upcoming cross-device experiences in the operating system. Dubbed Continue on PC, the feature lets users transfer web links and pictures from their Android or iOS device to their Windows 10 PC using Microsoft’s apps like Cortana, Microsoft Edge, and Microsoft Launcher (Android only). These apps offer a slightly limited Continue on PC experience at the moment, but there’s a third-party app that lets you get almost the full experience of Continue on PC in Windows 10 — as long as you have an Android phone.
Meet Roamit, a new Universal Windows Platform app that lets you transfer pictures, files, photos, and more between your Windows 10 devices and your Android phone. The main limitation with Microsoft’s implementation of Continue on PC in Windows 10, for me, is that you can’t transfer things from your PC to your phone. The feature only lets you transfer content from your phone to your PC, but Windows 10 has the required APIs to enable the feature to work and vice-versa as well.
Roamit solves this issue by letting you transfer content between any Windows 10 device and your Android device. You can transfer content between your Windows 10 devices, or you can even transfer content between your Windows 10 device and your Android phone. The app lets you transfer all kinds of files: zip, mp4, CSS, anything. The app comes with an extension for Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that’ll let you easily open a webpage from your PC on another device — it’s not the most convenient system as it starts the whole app, but it gets the job done.
One more thing: Roamit has a Universal Clipboard. The feature lets you sync your clipboard across all of your devices — so for example, if you copy something on your Windows 10 PC, it will automatically be available on your Android device. The feature doesn’t sync your clipboard instantly, and there’s a few seconds delay. Microsoft is working on a similar feature for Windows 10 Redstone 4 that comes out next year, but the company’s implementation is expected to be a bit more powerful as it will let you sync files on your clipboard, too.
If you use a Windows 10 PC and have an Android phone, you should definitely give Roamit a try. It’s a pretty amazing app, considering the fact that it was developed by a single independent developer. The free version of the app works fairly well, but you should get the full experience for $1.49. Check it out below.
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