As tech nerds, we are data obsessed. Yes, the team at Techsplurge is always out to bring you the best from the world of consumer electronics, but behind all the reporting goes a lot of research and data exchange. We use plenty of phones, apps and ROMs everyday which results in us having to backup our devices as well as transfer the data to another device. It is a time taking process which is not helped by Desktop Clients which can be a proper pain to execute and use.
This is where Mobogenie has been a surprisingly good addition to our list of softwares on our Windows PC. The tool has made Android backing up simpler and rather straight forward. Though we still have to fall back on the likes of Titanium backup to backup intricate app data on Android, for rest of the things, Mobogenie does make sure that I have at least my text messages as well as contacts and images well backed up in case I wipe my phone off by mistake. Not just this, the tool comes with several other features, so lets dive in and check out everything there is to know about Mobogenie as we try and scale the app and how useful it is to everyday Android users.
What is Mobogenie Exactly?
Mobogenie is a desktop manager for Android phones which can be installed only on Window machines right now. The tools helps to backup some key components of your Android devices such as contacts, messages, pictures etc. You can restore the same to your device, or simply dump them to your PC to make space on your phone.
Not just this, the application comes with features to help you install ringtones, applications via its own playstore, play or download Youtube videos as well as have access to several free wallpapers right from the tool which can be directly installed to your phone since the app requires you to have USB Debugging mode on when connecting to Mobogenie.
Download: You can download Mobogenie directly to your PC from here
What are the Features of MoboGenie?
As an application, Mobogenie offers plenty of things and can be treated as one source for contents of your Android device. The application backs up your data, restores it in a matter of few clicks. So here are some of the salient things you can do with Mobogenie:
Download Free Apps
You can download free apps from Mobogenie and install them on your PC. For som strange case if you do not want to log into your Google Account, then this is athe best way to install apk’s to your device. The applications here are mainly games, educational or even simple everyday productivity kinds.
Although the app collection is not huge, Mobogenie does a very decent job of providing applications. This is also very useful for those who do not have a ready to go Wi-Fi connection and cannot directly download the apps to mobile devices.
Download Ringtones and wallpapers
Who does not like their devices to be custom and bear their signature all over. This is mainly done by your choice of wallpapers as well as ringtones. Mobogenie does have a very large collection of both ringtones as well as wallpapers on board which can be directly installed on your Android mobile phone.
However, one issue that is very relevant is the resolution of wallpapers that Mobogenie offers. Using 1080 P display devices meant most of the wallpapers looked pixelated or not properly positioned. However, this may be different for every smartphone, but it would have been so much easier if things were customized for every smartphone connected. So, basically if a 1080 P display phone is connected only those wallpapers that go with the device should be visible.
Manage Contacts and Messages
You can also manage contacts as well as text messages on your device using Mobogenie. After a while it does get pretty arduous typing long texts on the touchscreens, and in this situation I found the Mobogenie text message desktop client very useful.
Even the contact tab helps you to manage, edit, delete or add in contacts, and this is especially useful if you have your contacts on the same PC and simply want to selectively paste details. You can also select the type of contact such as if it is Mobile number, residential or even office.
Manage your device Backups
So many times it happens that we end up losing our phones or accidentally deleting things from it. Backing up the device was easy and quick on Mobogenie. Although backup is not as intrusive and detailed and in depth as Titanium Backup or some of the other apps, but still, it got the basic things done such as backing up messages, contacts, images etc.
Where does Mobogenie Lack?
- Mobogenie at the moment is only for Windows, meaning if you are on Linux, Mac or Chrome OS, you are left stranded.
- The application is hit and miss when connecting your device. It took us several attempts to get the app working.
- The app reinstalls the drivers every time I connect a device. This just makes the whole process that much slower and irritating.
- It would have been so much better if the app also supported backing up other platformed devices such as Windows Phone, iOS as well as BB and Symbian.
- There is no mobile applciation as yet.
If Mobogenie can somehow overcome some of the minor connectivity issues and keeps adding on more content to its bank, we are sure the app would be a very attractive proposition for most Android users. There are issues that persist and they are pretty basic issues which can be surely fixed by an update.
For now, the application, although useful is not the substitute I would want for my very high end HTC phone. But, the raw materials and the base is there for Mobogenie to go on and become a very very competent product.