Google Chrome to Phone
Aug 12, 2010 9:43 PM –
Google Chrome to Phone lets you easily share links, maps, and currently selected phone numbers and text between your computer running Chrome and your phone. You also need to install the Chrome browser extension on your computer, which can be found by searching for ‘Chrome to Phone’ at http://chrome.google.com/extensions/ (For Android version 2.2 and higher)
Send to Phone
is a Firefox extension that offers Chrome to Phone capabilities.
Pros & Cons:
- Extremely useful and convenient… Must Have App!
- Google Maps link launches Google Maps app
- Send YouTube videos that launch YouTube player app
- Send webpages that automatically open in the web browser
- Copy a phone number from a web page and send it to your phone to launch dialer
- Copy short text from a webpage and send it to your phone’s clipboard for pasting in text or email apps
- Only available for Google Chrome web browser and Firefox (via 3rd party), currently no solution for Internet Explorer and Safari… yet!
- Only available for Android 2.2+ phones
Google Chrome to Phone is one of the sexiest features of Android version 2.2 (check out what’s new in Android 2.2). The feature allows you to send webpage links which launches the page in the phone’s web browser, send Google Maps link that load up the Maps application, send YouTube video links that launches the player, send phone numbers that launch the dialer and copy simple text that can be pasted into text messages or email. Soon Android Market links will be able to be send meaning you can load Android apps in the Market from links from the web. Convenient! 😀
Video: Google Chrome to Phone
Chrome to Phone Setup
Chrome to Phone Choose Google Account to Allow Access
Chrome to Phone Allow Access
Chrome to Phone Setup Links Preferences
Chrome to Phone Google Maps Link Sent to Phone
This app is extremely useful, I can think of countless use cases when you’re on the computer and would like that same information sent to an Android smartphone. Of course there are other solutions such as Share feature on webpages or emailing information to yourself, but that requires additional steps. If you’re a Chrome or Firefox user and Google Chrome to Phone is setup you’ll find this feature priceless!
This is the kind of features you can tease your iPhone drone friends about… features your Droid phone has but no others do. We like to call this G14 Classified!
Android Advice™ – How to Install & Use Google Chrome to Phone:
Only the first time setup are the only road bumps. You must download and install either Google Chrome extension or Firefox extension and download the Android app and be sure to sign in with a Google or Gmail account (Google Apps accounts currently not supported). Whether you’re on a page or highlight text, you can click the small phone icon in the top right of your browser, it sends to phone, and WAM Batman… you’re cool!
Tags: Android 2.2
, Android App
, Android Cloud to Device Messaging Framework
, AndroidTapp.com App Review
, Chrome to Phone
, Firefox Extension
, Google Chrome to Phone
, Send to Phone
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