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I am looking for a way to copy text from my home computer to my phone, sort of a shared clipboard. Right now I go to the zxing QR code generator and paste the code, take a picture of the screen with the phone, and set the barcode scanner to copy text to the clipboard. It seems like there should be a simpler way. Does anyone know of a way to do this?

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You can install the WiFi Keyboard app from Android Market. A good app, supports both USB and WiFi input. You need to follow information carefully, to get work around.

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Thanks for pointing this out. The WIFI Keyboard works great. I'm more and more amazed of what's possible with our little devices :) –  Edelcom Dec 11 '10 at 9:49
    
Great! Now I'm not scared of those password fields anymore! –  phunehehe Apr 25 '11 at 14:23

Chrome-to-Phone

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Looks interesting, but I like that WiFi Keyboard does not require any software on the PC, just a wifi connection. –  mcrumley Dec 11 '10 at 4:42
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chrome to phone doesn't require any software too, and it's simpler in its use than WiFi keyboard, you just highlight the text you want to copy then click on the icon besides the address bar in your chrome browser –  Omar Al Barahamtoshey Dec 13 '10 at 11:54
    
Sadly, it says "This item is not available on your carrier" :( –  phunehehe Apr 25 '11 at 14:23

Try ClipSync

It's an app I have written that will update the clipboard on your PC once it has detected a change in the android clipboard over WiFi. (And vice versa.)

So you can do:

  • ctr+c (win) -> long press - paste (android).
  • long press - copy (android) -> ctrl+v (win).
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Google DocsDrive allows collaborative editing between phone app and webapp. Updates typically propogate from one to the other within a few seconds, and just appear in the document on the updated device, with markup to show that it came from someone else.

I use it for brainstorming sessions with my colleagues on the go, I like it better than SMS/Email because it's easier to see what they're talking about (their text appears in the pertinent part of the document)

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You can use AirDroid. It has a clipboard feature and works over Wi-Fi.

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A link to the app would be nice :) –  Flow Sep 13 '12 at 14:14
    
Works like a charm. Allows sending files, URLs, and app APK's as well. Thanks for the recommendation. –  user456584 Sep 19 '13 at 14:17

I wrote bash script that will do that (for linux). It will require internet too. All you need to do is

  1. create a launcher for the script and put it on the panel.
  2. Highlight the text you want to transfer and click on the launcher.
  3. A barcode will appear on the screen and you can scan that.

Link to script

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I use Evernote to sync text between PC and phone.

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I use a standard text file synchronized through Dropbox. Works in both directions.

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Check out my GrabText Chrome APP

GrabText V 0.1 is a Free Chrome App to Grab the Text to your phone.

Scan the QR Code and Grab the Text. An easy way to copy any text in webpages to your smartphone.

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QRCopy is a free app that lets you share your clipboard between your PC and nearly any other device. It uses qr codes to transfer information, so it works on any device that has a QR code reader. The Windows version includes a fast QR code reader that works using your webcam, and it has a mobile app that runs on most other devices. Once you have some text in your clipboard you just press windows-v and it pops up in an onscreen qr code ready for you to scan using your mobile. To send text back to your pc you use it's qr code generator on your mobile to copy your text to a qr code, then on your pc you just press windows-c and it will fire up your webcam and use it to read the qr code on your mobile device. It only takes a second or two, and it works in any program.

http://www.qrcopy.net

[Disclaimer: I am a friend of the guy who created QRCopy.]

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Hi Dan, apologies if I've misled or gone against the nature of your site. I'm affiliated with QRCopy in that I'm a friend of the guy who wrote it. I help him out by posting the occasional comment when I'm on sites convering similar topics, because I like what he's created and also his motivation - he thinks a lot of software these days isn't built very well, so rather than complain/do nothing he started publishing free software that's perhaps a bit better to use. This post is my words, not his, though it's snippet that I reuse. Please remove it if it's inappropriate. –  Tim Mar 1 at 15:10
    
Thanks for helping out a site newbie, Dan! Btw I checked out www.shadowburst.com, I like what you've done, its a good site. –  Tim Mar 3 at 13:24

Mymobiler is another nice alternative. It streams your screen onto your computer (kind of like Remote desktop over USB). It also installs a keyboard which lets you type from your computer. It might need root.

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You can try Pushbullet app also. It's a very nice app.

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How, specifically, does this solve the OP's problem? –  Al E. Mar 1 at 13:47

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