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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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. http://www.google.com 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

  • Chrome to Phone is nice, definitely +1
    – slhck
    Jun 16, 2011 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.
    – Puru
    Jun 16, 2011 at 9:13
  • Worth mentioning, yeah. But where's the sense in having an Android phone without data plan anyway? :)
    – slhck
    Jun 16, 2011 at 9:32
  • @Xperia how do you use a hyperlink without a data connection?
    – GAThrawn
    Jun 16, 2011 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.
    – Puru
    Jun 16, 2011 at 13:19
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    ... and converts text in that picture into raw text.
    – slhck
    Jun 18, 2011 at 8:19

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