Android makes it incredibly easy to share files to and from your cloud account. This makes it easy to also access those files from any machine you have logged into that same Google account. But what if you needed this process to be a bit more immediate and include a universal clipboard, so you can copy text from your desktop and send it directly to your Android device? If that sounds appealing to you, there's an app called Roamit that perfectly fits the bill.
Roamit allows you to send all types of files between your Windows and Android devices, as well as copy text from your Windows device to your Android device. You can associate as many devices to Roamit as necessary. They only have to be logged into the same Microsoft account. The app can function both to and from the Windows machine, as long as the intended devices are on the same wireless network.
Let's get this app installed, and see how to move files and use the clipboard.
Installing the app
The first thing you need to do is install the app. To do this, follow these steps:
- Open up the Google Play Store on your Android device
- Search for Roamit
- Locate and tap the entry by KandH
- Tap Install
- Allow the installation to complete
At this point, you should see a Roamit icon on your homescreen or in your App Drawer, or both. Hold off on launching the app until we get it set up on Windows first.
Installing on Windows 10
On the Windows side of things, the installation is simpler. Open up the Microsoft Store, search for Roamit, click Get, and allow it to install. Once installed, go ahead and restart Windows, or you'll have issues when trying to connect to your mobile device.
Once Roamit is installed on Windows, you'll need to open up the app, swipe through the welcome screen, and then log into a Microsoft account. This can be a Skype account (which is what I used), or another Microsoft account. Once you've logged in, you'll have to okay the standard permissions for such an app. After all the permissions issues are taken care of, you'll find yourself on the Roamit main window (