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Is there an app that copies links from computer?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by agent0064life, May 21, 2011.

  1. agent0064life

    agent0064life Newbie
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    I think it would be real handy to have an application that uses your camera to recognize a web link on your computer screen and bring you to that page on your phone.

    This would be real useful for links that are very long and take a long time to type up.

    There is probably already an app that does this because it seems like such an obvious thing but I'm curious.

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  2. lunatic59

    lunatic59 Moderati ergo sum

  3. agent0064life

    agent0064life Newbie
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    So there isn't an app that doesn't involve any work besides pointing the camera at your computer screen?
  4. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Chrome to phone is as simple as it gets, and it has nothing to do with pointing camera to the computer screen.
  5. agent0064life

    agent0064life Newbie
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    I think there could be a benefit to having an app like I stated that involves the camera. With Chrome to Phone, you have to download a PC extension to your chrome browser.

    So if you don't use Chrome (I do though), or are at someone else's house or business, in order to get a link from the computer to your phone you have to make sure they both have chrome and the extension.

    With an app that uses your phone's camera to recognize the link, you can get that page on your phone wherever.

    Maybe Google can add it to their Goggles app or someone could make a simple standalone one.

    Maybe I'll post this in the app ideas thread (didn't see it when I made this post).
  6. nightfishing

    nightfishing Android Enthusiast

    Doesn't use a camera, but a "Note In reader" bookmark/script works great for instantaneous access to links in both directions (phone to computer and computer to phone).

    For computer-to-phone:

    Official Google Reader Blog: Share anything. Anytime. Anywhere.

    NOTE: the official Reader app for Android provides the built in function for phone-to-computer
  7. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Just have your friend put the URL here:

    QR Code Generator

    Or have them email it to you, which would be just as easy.

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