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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Kaskimondo, Aug 2, 2010.

  1. Kaskimondo

    Kaskimondo Member
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  2. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Android Enthusiast

    I've used it a few times just to play around with it. Mostly in Firefox though as I don't typically use Chrome except for testing web sites.

    I'm sure I'll find a use for it but would like to see the same thing for IE since that is my default browser.
  3. teky

    teky Android Enthusiast

    I have it and love it. Makes it real easy to send web pages and maps from you computer to your EVO. It's just cool seeing it in action.
  4. Aldo Junior Ao2

    Aldo Junior Ao2 Android Enthusiast

    Just tried it weird i sent myself a link and it let me know right away. Cool
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  5. stephen866

    stephen866 Newbie

    Yes, with the add on in Firefox !! it's great....My girlfriend was cooking and I sent a page with a recipe to the EVO and it worked flawlessly and the kickstand came in handy too !! :)
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  6. Kaskimondo

    Kaskimondo Member
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    Yeah, I would think it would be extremely useful when you need information for on the road, like a map or any details pertaining to something you are doing. Sweet!
  7. Kaskimondo

    Kaskimondo Member
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    Now THAT's something that would be really awesome. Someone is at home on the main computer or laptop, and you're out somewhere but they need to send you a link or something, BAM....you got it!
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  8. ThatNewAndroidGuy

    ThatNewAndroidGuy Android Enthusiast

  9. archercc

    archercc Android Enthusiast

    This, only used it once to send directions to my phone after researching places to hit up in NYC on the computer. Worked instantly, much faster than you would expect given that its gotta go from the internet to Google and then from Google to my phone on a cellular network.

    I think devs are really going to come up with some cool stuff for the cloud to device APIs.
  10. thekarens

    thekarens Well-Known Member

    I don't have Froyo yet, but I've been using this feature for awhile with an app called LinkPush. It's a very nice feature.
  11. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Android Enthusiast

    It's not part of Android 2.2, it's just made possible by 2.2. Anyone that wants to use it needs to install the APK. The same APK works for both Chrome and Firefox so you don't have to do it twice.
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  12. Newblood

    Newblood Newbie

    I have it and have played around with it also.
    Not sure that I would use it very often, but hey, it's there if I ever need it, and that is what I like the most about it ;)
  13. docprego

    docprego Android Enthusiast

    This is actually one of the features I am really excited about Froyo because of. I think it's brilliant, I can't count how many times I have wanted to send something to my phone and had to resort to pasting it into an email. I wish it would also push bookmarks, seems like the infrastructure is in place for it already.
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  14. higgins14

    higgins14 Newbie

    this feature to transfer links from computers to the evo sounds interesting... now i can pretend i am jack bauer and my wife can pretend she is chloe as she uploads info to my phone (such as recipes when i am at the grocery store).
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  15. Kelita

    Kelita Android Enthusiast

    Ok, I have installed the app on my phone but I can't find "Chrome to Phone" in the Google Chrome extensions. Anyone have a link? Please and thank you. :)
  16. Joppie

    Joppie Well-Known Member

    You'll have to install the Chrome Extension onto your PC. I use the Google Chrome browser and apparently you can use it with Firefox. Once installed, you'll see the android phone next to the address bar. That's how you send the link/map/number to the phone.


    So to recap, .apk to phone and extension to browser. All set after that.

    Linky here: http://code.google.com/p/chrometoph...ame=chrometophone-extension-v1.0.crx&can=2&q=
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  17. Kelita

    Kelita Android Enthusiast

    Thank you! I use Chrome too and when I couldn't find it by searching Chrome to Phone, as was stated in the instructions on the phone, I knew I missed something. :eek:
  18. Kaskimondo

    Kaskimondo Member
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    So excited, downloading the 2.2 update right now to our Evo. Then we can use this awesome feature!
  19. heavychevy

    heavychevy Android Expert

    Question, how long is it taking you guys to receive the information on your phone from the time you send it from the computer? Mine is a bit irregular, like 10 minutes sometimes, and if I send a bunch some will come almost immediately and some not at all (at least not yet).

    Wondering if I messed up some settings
  20. Kelita

    Kelita Android Enthusiast

    I've only tried two links but they were almost instant.
  21. NicksGarage

    NicksGarage Android Enthusiast

    I've tried it from both Firefox and Chrome and they were almost instant.
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  22. Jim_Phone

    Jim_Phone Member

    I am installing Froyo right now and can't wait to try this!
  23. heavychevy

    heavychevy Android Expert

    Ok, I uninstalled the APK and then reinstalled it and they are now really fast. Thanks.

    Is everyone using the stock browser or Dolphin?
  24. Kelita

    Kelita Android Enthusiast

    Using stock so far.
  25. evofrompre

    evofrompre Newbie

    Anyone have a link to do this with Firefox?

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