Developer Schapman has promied some advanced tools for the homebrew Windows Phone crowd such as the all-powerful WP Device Manger, but we haven't see much until now. Schapman recently gave a preview demo of the upcoming app for your PC desktop and it certainly looks to have plenty of features:
- Manage your apps, check for updates
- Edit Office documents
- Transfer files
- Connect via tether or WiFi
- Device Info
- Screen capture
- Send SMS, emails, notes, clipboard info
- Add custom ringtones
Overall, not a bad list. If it lives up to the hype, it could be a very powerful tool for people wanting a little extra control over things. No word on release, but it is in private beta now, so fingers crossed.
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