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Best Software to Synchronize Nexus Smartphones

While Apple and Google have managed to ensure that there are no issues while syncing a Nexus phone to a Mac machine, many face a problem with syncing when it comes to the popular combination of a Nexus phone and Mac computer, even with the Google app, Android File Transfer. This free app, however, lacks many features and is outdated (it was last updated in 2012). It gets hard to research through the best syncing app therefore a list has been made to help users choose a good-quality third-party app to help in the syncing process.


SyncMate, an app to synchronize Nexus phones with Mac and it is worth a try for its sync and non-sync options. This universal app allows you to not just sync contacts, calendars and music between the phone and computer, but the user can also manage call history and text messages on the Mac.


Developed by Wondershare, this app gives either device full access to all files and allows back up of the same. On the downside, it only allows transfer without updating data changes and does not sync contacts and calendar.


With a very good interface this app might have been a good choice, however it is not the right option if the user is looking to sync more than just media files, for example, syncing contacts.

Dukto R6

Though this app supports Windows, Mac and even Symbian devices, the easy to use Dukto R6 only helps in transferring data, not syncing it.

Android File Transfer

This free app, created by Google, was last updated in 2012, because of which this app seems to lag behind. It does not allow syncing of multiple items and neither can the user sync events or contacts.

Users can look at cloud storage (like Google Drive and Dropbox) as well, though it involves slightly more work when it comes times to synchronize Android Nexus with Mac.


This option is well known and allows you to upload and receive from two different devices without the receiver having a Dropbox account

Google Drive

This app allows the user to work with all kinds of files and even with personal data like contacts and events.