It is very important that your phone and your computer are on the same network. First connect your phone to your local WLAN Accesspoint.
Then make sure that you have been connected with your computer to the same Accesspoint either also by WLAN or by Cable.
Droid PhoneControl will probably not be able to connect to your phone if you only have a 3G/2G connection.
After you pressed the start button, the service will be initiated. You can see a notification in your statusbar.
You can always click the notification to bring back the application to the front.
This process needs some time on slower phones (5-10s).
You may use your common Hotkeys (F2: rename, Del: Remove file, F5: refresh, str+c: copy, str+v: paste), Drag and Drop the files between your Phone and your Computer. Also you may
double click a file to view and edit it on your desktop.
PLEASE NOTE: This features depends on your network and device configuration. It may happen that this won't work for you.
You need at least an Android Phone with 1.6 and a WLAN Router which is configured to support multicast messages.
If this won't work for you, you may also connect through the main menu using the IP address of your device or just use the applet on your phone to get forwarded automatically.
You may want to give your device an individual name, change this in the DPC software on your phone through the menu.
Share files (both ways: PC to phone, or phone to PC) from your SDCard
Control your mouse or keyboard, e.g. use it as a wireless presenter for PowerPoint
Watch the Camera in a stream on your computer
Take photos remotely
Play music in high quality from your phone with your favorite music player without to copy them
Watch Videos more easily with your desktops Videoplayer
Edit files and let them automatically be transferred back to your phone
Remembers your DPC password, to make life easier for you
Multilanguage support (currently EN, DE)
High speed file transfer (upto 1mb/s on G1) over WLAN
Paste URL simply into your phones webbrowser
Paste Google Maps links into your phones Google Maps Application