This looks like quite a useful tool for Android app developers and/or designers. It's a shame you have to have the device connected via USB though.

Guess what time it is? That's right, it's time for another itty-bitty utility for Android developers and this time... designers (yes, we love you all too). If you've ever found yourself emailing high-fidelity, full-resolution screen mocks around so that you could preview them live on your device, then this should help you shave a few minutes off that workflow.

Introducing Android Design Preview, a little utility for Mac/Windows/Linux that'll mirror a portion of your desktop screen (such as your Photoshop canvas) to your USB-connected Android device.

To see how it works, check out my screencast introducing the tool below.

As always, all the code is open sourced at, and you can get a Mac Disk Image or an executable JAR for your Mac, Windows, or Linux machine here:


Note that Android Design Preview is still a fairly beta tool, so if you encounter bugs, please file them at the android-ui-utils open source project linked above. (Source)