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March 20, 2011

send2cloud – from Android to Google Chrome

Filed under: Android,Gadgets,Technology — yoga @ 12:20 am
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It was awesome having the ability of sending links and info to Google Chrome via Chrome to Phone but I often wondered if the reverse was possible. After much searching I found this app called send2cloud. There are times I was using the phone to browse a website and when I sit in front of the computer I wish there was a way to see it in a full browser; emailing it and then copying/pasting the link was one way or just use send2cloud to instantly open the link in Chrome.

With Send2Cloud all you have to do is go to Menu -> Share page -> send2cloud and it opens up the app.

send2cloud

send2cloud

send2cloud

send2cloud

Clicking on send will immediately send the url to your Google Chrome. Don’t worry your computer doesn’t have to be turned on for it to work. Utilising Google doc’s, the application will share the url and the Chrome extension will automatically show an alert when you launch the browser.

send2cloud chrome extension

send2cloud chrome extension

The extension can be found here. The application is listed in the Android marketplace as “send2cloud”. Firefox users can download the extension here.

March 8, 2011

Chrome To Phone

Filed under: Android,Gadgets — yoga @ 4:00 pm
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Have you ever wanted to share a link, copy a bunch of text or even copy a phone number on your PC to your Android phone ? One of the way to go about doing so is to email yourself the contents so that you can retrieve it on the phone. Now thanks to the cloud, Google Chrome to Phone application and the Chrome extension this can be done with a click of a button !

This is one of the most overlooked and underutilised feature of Android 2.2 (Froyo). Chrome to Phone is a simple combination of a Chrome extension and Android application that allows you to click one button in your browser, and sync what you were viewing right to your Android phone to be check out at a later time.

Reading something interesting on the PC but need to head off somewhere ? Simply click on the Chrome to Phone button and the link will automatically be sent to your Android device and you can continue reading it when you have the time. No more remembering urls or bookmark syncing.

Here’s how to get it all setup

1. Those using Google Chrome as their desktop browser should go to the download section of the Google Chrome Extension site and download the Google Chrome to Phone Extension

Mozilla Firefox users should go here to download the Send To Phone 0.8 extension.

2. Once your extension/add-on has finished installing, you’ll need to download the Chrome to Phone app to your Android phone.

3. In addition to choosing a Google account to connect to, you’ll be asked whether you want links to launch automatically as they’re sent to your phone from the desktop or manually.

 

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