Although a smartphone is a gadget of convenience, when completely engrossed at desktop level, deviating your attention to your cellular device can sometimes be of excessive distraction.

Since iOS and Android collectively boast over a million apps, if there’s something you don’t like about your device, the solution is never usually too far away. Péter Móra and Zoltán Papp have created a root-dependent Play Store app which allows many of the key functions of your device to be controlled by securely through any web browser.

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Of course, it doesn’t just have to be used through a desktop, though, for you could quite easily use another device’s browser to essentially control one phone from another. Webkey allows you to type texts, save screenshots, download and upload files, check GPS location, manage SMS, as well as export contacts, messages and call lists with apparent ease.

In order to get started, you simply log in to androidwebkey.com, link up with your device securely, and let the remote controlling begin. If you receive an SMS, for example, you can quickly send a reply without having to continually source and interact with your device.

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As a side note, (which, by the way, you didn’t hear from me), this app provides an excellent way for you to sneak access to your device whilst sitting at work all day. It’s well documented that bosses frown upon employees spending prolonged amounts of time on their smartphones, but by using Webkey, you could covertly send messages and manage your downloads without looking as though you’re slacking (when indeed, you are).

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Some users have reported issues with the app not correctly working – particularly those running Ice Cream Sandwich – so as usual, check the user comments on the download page if you don’t want to waste your time.

It’s free of charge – always a plus when trying out a new app – and with an average of 4.5 stars, you’d be foolish not to give Webkey a chance.

Download Webkey for Android [Google Play Link]

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