To say I was eagerly anticipating my S3 would be an understatement. As I am sure most of you know.
But when I plugged it into my MacBook Pro, ready to start loading it up with music and other fun things, I suddenly realized I wasn't seeing the drive I was used to popping up for me to fill. A little research later and I find that they made a good thing way more difficult for all of us. I'm sure this is for a good reason but...
Anyway, research and reading brought me to AirDroid and it is the app that solves my problems nicely. I would have used this on my old phone had I known how easy it is to use.
The thing that I like most is the interface you pull up on your browser.
Each of the icons you see pulls up a nice interface with options, clickable bits and lots of generally useful items. For instance, the Contacts one gives you a nice list with the option to edit them.
Click Photos and and see all the image you have on your phone aside from the ones you've hidden from your significant other.
Also very useful is the Apps browser that lets you see what you have and work with it as well as installing apps from files on your computer.
You can check out the memory usage of the phone and SD card, add memos and other things I have not fully explored.
Oh and the screenshot tool is brilliant! Takes a very good shot with nice clarity. You have to time your shots though as AirDroid keeps asking and getting permission to have superuser permissions so it keeps pooping up right when you think it's not going to.
One note: I have noticed a few times that clicking yields no results but that is that seems to be a connection issue or a slowing of the software on the phone so click and wait or you will have a bunch of windows open all of the sudden.
All in all it is a great solution with a nice visual interface and a responsive, useful options. And it's platform independent which makes it really versatile.