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The concept is same as scanning QR codes, but only hyperlinks and content. Is there such an app?

Sometimes i see long hyperlink on a web page that i would like to have copied to my smartphone.

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FYI we prefer questions that are "how can I do X" questions, rather than "I need an app that does X" questions. While the answer to the first type may well be an app, the second is too narrow and smacks of a shopping recommendation. It is hoped that questions asked will be helpful to people facing the same problem in the future. – Al E. Jun 16 '11 at 12:37

Scanning a hyperlink on a page (visually, as QR code usually is) can be problematic. After all, almost every link on the page you're reading does not present a full URL that can be used by the handset (e.g. doesn't bring you where it says that it does). In light of this, the Chrome to Phone extension for the Chrome browser can send a page to your phone where you can bookmark it. In addition, you get several other nice features (send a highlighted number to your phone's dialer from the browser or launch Google Maps links on your phone from a browser link). Very handy.

If you aren't thrilled with Chrome, Firefox even has an add-on

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Chrome to Phone is nice, definitely +1 – slhck Jun 16 '11 at 14:19

Google Goggles

You can basically scan text with it and it is copied to the device as raw text.

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@slhck: But internet/mobile packet data is required. – X10MiniPro Jun 16 '11 at 9:13
Worth mentioning, yeah. But where's the sense in having an Android phone without data plan anyway? :) – slhck Jun 16 '11 at 9:32
@Xperia how do you use a hyperlink without a data connection? – GAThrawn Jun 16 '11 at 10:53
@GAThrawn - I am sitting before a Computer. I saw a hyperlink which I want to copy to my mobile. There are two options. One is that open the same web page on mobile and copy the link. Second one is taking a picture. And Itsn't worth. Because we cannot copy the text from a Picture. Using Google Goggles we can read the text anywhere not only from Computer. This is what my understanding is. – X10MiniPro Jun 16 '11 at 13:19
... and converts text in that picture into raw text. – slhck Jun 18 '11 at 8:19

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