Dual Mount SD Widget

One of the most annoying things about using a computer to read data on your Android phone or tablet’s SD card is that in order to mount the card on your computer you have to unmount it from your mobile device. In other words, you can’t copy music, movies, or photos to your phone using a USB cable without temporarily losing the ability to access those apps on your phone or tablet — or to run any apps that happen to be installed on the SD card.

Now there’s a solution that lets you dual mount your SD card so your computer and mobile device can read it at the same time. The app is cleverly called Dual Mount SD Widget, and it simply allows you to place a widget on your home screen which you can tap to dual mount your memory card. You can also go into the settings and tell the app to automatically mount your SD card whenever a USB cable is plugged in and enable an option to rescan the SD card after you unmount so that your phone or tablet will be able to access any media you’ve added.

There’s only one catch: The app requires root access. If you haven’t rooted your device, you won’t be able to use the widget.

Dual Mount SD Widget is available from the Android Market for 99 cents.

via Android Police

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Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...