I'm starting a wiki to compile a short list of browsers, apps, extensions, etc. that allow users to easily link or bookmark webpages between their PC and phone. This is ultimately just a "best apps" question, so answers should be made CW. I placed an answer below. Any other suggestions are appreciated!
If you're running Android 4.0+, just use Google Chrome both on PC and Android, and associate it with the same Google account. This allows you to sync your browsers so that you can see open tabs from both locations on all devices. You can even have multiple PCs/OSs synced, just use the same Google account.
"Sign in to Chrome to sync your open tabs, bookmarks, passwords, and omnibox data from your computer to your phone or tablet. Pick up right where you left off."
One great way to send links from your PC to your phone (when using Chrome) is the Google Chrome to Phone Extension. Once you're on the page you want, you click the Chrome to Phone link in Chrome and a link to the page appears in the notification bar on your phone (and you must be signed in to google). I find it very useful.
No-one seems to have said Pushbullet yet; it's trivially easy to share a webpage to Pushbullet from a phone and push it to the Windows/Mac app or Chrome extension, and the Chrome extension only needs 2 clicks to share any link, whether it's the page you're on or a link you can right-click.
Fox To Phone is a Firefox extension that lets your Phone to Chrome app talk to Firefox.
- if the user selects the share option, then GTalkSMS is presented as option
- if you open a http(s) URL without having a default App set, GTalkSMS will be presented as option besides your installed browsers
Note: According to the FAQ I have to disclose that I am involved into GtalkSMS. GTalkSMS is an open source GPL licensed Android app. Everyone can contribute.
If you have a Delicious account here is an Android app which links up to it.
I stumbled upon the alter-ego of the chrome-to-phone extension - the android2cloud app. This let's you send a URL from your phone to your PC (Chrome browser).
To send a URL from phone to PC, select menu > more > share > android2cloud. The link will open in your browser if you're in front of your PC, or be available on the extension bar later.
- Get app in the Android Market. During setup, as the Lifehacker article suggests, you might be better off using the mirror server here. (I had trouble with the ordinary server too.)
- Since it pairs with Chrome, get the extension in the previous link if you go with the mirror server or here if you use the default server.
Set up is somewhat complicated but the tool itself works very nicely.
These are all the ones I've used.
- Chrome sync (current open tabs and bookmarks, chrome with chrome for android)
- Firefox sync (current open tabs and bookmarks, firefox with firefox beta)
- Opera link (bookmarks only, opera with opera mini)
- Pocket (bookmarklet/share with)
One way (desktop to phone only):
- Chrome to phone
- Fox to phone
Send to Computer works in combination with an appengine site (code for both: https://code.google.com/p/share-to-browser/) and lets you use the share menu on your phone to push links into the database from where they're opened by your browser accessing a unique link. (Some security issues there as anyone knowing your browser's ID could push links to it but the code could probably be extended to include some sort of password/key to encrypt/decrypt/verify URLs.)
If you have Keep, nothing beats it. Pretty instant. The above fly-by-night apps (except for some, like Pocket and browser addons) are un-dependable
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