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Transfer Files Between Mac and Android

Transfer Files Between Mac and Android

Transfer Files between Mac and AndroidWe have come a long way in tech, but yet so many people don’t believe Android and Mac are compatible. Contrary to popular belief, Android and Mac fit well together. Sure, perhaps not as well as iPhone and Mac and one might wonder why would one even choose a Mac when they have an Android and vice versa. The reasons behind this is simple, everyone has different needs.

Why would you use Mac & Android together?


The Apple Ecosystem is finely intergraded with every Apple device. Why would anyone with an Android want to use a Mac!? The beauty of Macs, just like Android, is the versatility one can get out of it. Just how with Android, the options are endless. You can run any Operating System on your Mac (Mac OS, Windows and/or a Linux Distro). Yes, you can even triple boot if you wanted to. It’s not as easy to run Mac on a Windows machine as it is to run Windows on a Mac. Sure, Macs are now virtually impossible to mod or upgrade but it will support software. Macs are popular within the multimedia creative professions as the software needed is constantly being updated for Mac. Similar to what iPhone App Store and Google Play store, most of the time, apps will come out for Apple devices before on Play store. Apple has more software dev support.

Android File Transfer 

How to use it

  1. Download the app.
  2. Open androidfiletransfer.dmg.
  3. Drag Android File Transfer to Applications.
  4. Use the USB cable that came with your Android device and connect it to your Mac.
  5. Double click Android File Transfer.
  6. Browse the files and folders on your Android device and copy files up to 4GB.


It’s a very simple and lightweight application but it’s necessary in order to exchange files between the two devices. Without this simple application, Mac will not be able to see the contents of your phone or SD card.