If you are tired of switching attention from a PC to a smartphone and vice versa, or just need to work with applications on the gadget using the keyboard and mouse, then look at this list of three programs for connecting Android smartphones to a PC. All applications presented here show the device on a computer screen in a separate window. Through it, the user can launch games or programs installed on the smartphone, work with them and save the results.

ApowerMirror is perhaps the most popular on this list, a convenient and simple service for connecting a smartphone to a computer. There is a paid and free version, but even without paying anything, you can easily view messages and notifications, share files, record video from the screen (up to three minutes) and take screenshots. It is worth considering that the free version of the program puts a branded watermark on these materials, and sometimes an advertisement also appears here. The paid version removes the watermark, restriction on video recording, removes ads and turns on the full-screen display mode. It is also possible to connect up to four devices.ApowerMirror works with computers on Windows and even macOS. Connecting to a PC via USB, which is much faster, or via Wi-Fi. In the first case, you need to download and run the program, find the USB Connection section, enable USB debugging on the smartphone and connect it to the PC. The gadget will ask for permissions, which must be issued, and then he himself will connect to the system. When working via Wi-Fi, the first thing you need to do is connect the PC and smartphone to the same network, then launch the ApowerMirror application on the device and click the blue search button for connection.When the program finds the computer, it will show its name on the display. Click on it and select Phone Screen Mirroring. Then again, you need to give the system the necessary permissions, and then the gadget and PC will automatically connect to each other.