Google Chrome to Phone
10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads
- Launch Google Maps for Android when you send maps links
- Launch Youtube for Android when you send Youtube links
- Numbers that you sent will be displayed on the dialer
- Text sent will copy to the clipboard to Android
- Import navigation history
- Need to download an extension for Chrome-PC
- Doesn't support multi-account (can't switch)
- Only available for Google Chrome web browsers and Firefox
- Needs Android 2.2+
Actually, what you can share is links, maps and currently selected phone numbers and text between your computer running Chrome and your phone.
How does it works? After downloading the app, you will have to install in your computer the extension "Chrome to phone". Get it from http://chrome.google.com/extensions/. It will integrate into your Chrome web browser a button to share info to your phone. Once all that is done the way to proceed is really easy: enter a site, location on Google maps, phone numbers, pictures and whatever you select on Chrome and click on the button "Sent to phone". Immediately that info will appear in your phone. No need to touch anything else.
It has to be said that if you send Google Maps links they will displayed on the Google Maps app for Android. Likewise, if what you send is Youtube links, they will be displayed on the Youtube app for Android. If you send a phone number it will appear on the dialer. And finally, selecting a text on a web page will copy the clipboard to Android (so you can paste it wherever you want by long-press).
Google Chrome to phone is one of the starred apps developed by Google Inc., the official Android Market provider, and the responsible of other indispensable Android apps as Google Books, Google Earth, Gmail or Blogger.
In the beginning we didn't get the need to have this app: "Sending links to your phone when you can read them in your computer, in a larger screen?. But that works maybe for news. It becomes really useful regarding location, Youtube videos you want to keep on your phone by downloading them or by marking them as favorite, and especially useful for phone numbers. We won't say that this is a must have, but a really good app that makes you more efficient.
Recently changed in this version:
- Changed behavior to send web page even when text is selected (since some websites automatically select text without user involvement)
- Updated look and feel
- Fixed crash when copying text from Chrome to the device
- Added landscape support
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Love Chrome now, use no Microsoft over here from now on, soon windows will be off the air, talk about shorting stocks
Why would the application install when there's no version of Chrome available for the platform? Makes no sense.
So far so good... just wished it had a Save to..
If only it had reverse functionality.... Phone to Chrome.