AirDroid is one of the best tools you can find to manage your Android device from your PC. With it, you can do various things, like access your address book, send texts, share pictures, and receive desktop notifications. This version for Windows includes the same features as the web service but with the advantage of not having to rely on the browser.
After entering your credentials and installing the official AirDroid app on your Android device (also available on Uptodown), you can access different sections of the program. You can send all kinds of files and even create folders from Windows which will synchronize remotely. You can also access your entire text message history if it has been stored in the call log or contacts list.
One of the most interesting options is the AirMirror feature which lets you see a mirror image of your Android device on the screen and even lets you use your mouse to interact with it. This, along with the practicality of receiving all your notifications on the Windows desktop notification bar, makes AirDroid a really useful tool.