How do I put music on my Nexus?

Olga Weis

Android is easily the most popular mobile OS supported by a host of hardware manufacturers, both high- and low-end. Smartphones operating on Android are many and diverse, and among them Nexus 5 deserves special mentioning. Being a result of successful cooperation of Android and Google, Nexus phone offers a really good functionality. That along with the overall performance allowed LG Nexus 5 to become the leader in the price segment it belongs to, and it is no wonder that Mac and MacBook owners are interested in the phone too.

Nexus file transfer

For them though, there is always an issue of making different OS talk together. It is obvious that Apple would want Mac users to prefer iOS phones, so iTunes, the default OS X program for file transfer, does not enable Android file sharing.

How to connect Android to Mac and how to transfer music then? What would be the best way to transfer files from Android to Mac? Is there an Android file manager Mac owners could make use of?

There is, and it is named Commander One. Essentially a file management solution developed by Eltima Software, it is capable of connecting Android to Mac in a way that it appears as an additional hard drive of your Mac. Thus you can easily access the contents of the device, copy and move it to your Mac and back, if required. Thanks to the convenient dual-pane interface, you can just drag-and-drop files from one folder to another. Commander One also allows you to playback media files stored on your phone, it is not necessary to do Android file transfer first.

How to connect Android to computer with the help of Commander One

  1. Download the app from the developer’s website, install and launch it.

  2. Connect Android to computer via USB cable. The device should be detected and displayed automatically.

  3. Select and move required files from the phone to Mac or vice versa. If you have more than one device connected to your computer, you can transfer files between Android devices.
Android file transfer

There is a lot more to Commander One – it mounts not only Android but other MTP devices, as well as cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, etc., and FTP/ SFTP/ FTPS and WebDAV servers.

There is a trial version of this Android file manager app that allows you to check out the functionality before making the purchase. The current price is 19.95$. Commander One works with Mac OS X 10.10 and later versions.

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Commander One
Requirements: OS X 10.10+ , 13.1Mb free space
Version 1.7.4(2445) (21st Sep, 2017) Release notes
Category: System Utilities