While most people may not have a need to mirror the display of their mobile device to their computers, the capability is out there with a handful of different applications. A new app called Vysor is another option which may be worth looking into if you have the desire to possess this functionality. Vysor was created by Koushik Dutta, the same developer behind various other Android apps like ClockworkMod, and Allcast, and the app is actually incredibly simple to use and requires virtually no setup. All users need to do is install the Chrome extension for Vysor and then connect their mobile device, which then automatically installs the companion app onto the smartphone or tablet they’re trying to mirror on screen.
Koush states that he originally thought of Vysor as a developer tool, but it could potentially have any number of uses to non-developers as well. What’s obvious with Vysor is that you can use it mirror the display of your device on the computer it’s connected to via USB, and it’s compatible with PC, Linux, Chrome OS, and Mac computers so it isn’t specific to just one computer platform. One feature which may not be so obvious is what Koush calls Vysor share, which allows you to create and share a link to the mirrored device with anyone else who has Vysor installed on their own machine, and the links can be shared through a handful of different methods like email etc.
You can see this in action in the video below, but essentially this is a way for users to share remote access of the mirrored display to another machine that does not have the device connected to it. This could definitely have great potential for developers or IT departments who may have multiple devices which they need to manage or even remote into for any number of various reasons. When connected you have full keyboard and mouse access to the mirrored screen of your device so you can control it without actually having to touch it. It also has full access to ADB if you’re someone who has a need for that particular tool. Vysor is completely free to use and it doesn’t require root access of any kind which makes it that much more simple for just about anyone to take advantage of its benefits.