I'm often browsing articles on my phone and when something piques my interest, I normally want to "share" it over to my computer to read it a little better or sometimes, just because the website wasn't optimized for mobile viewing.

What I've been doing as of late, is sharing the URL from the ICS browser via bluetooth. This would have worked well but I would like it NOT to create .html files for every link I send. Here's an example of an HTML file generated from the bluetooth transfer:

<html><head><meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8"/></head><body><a href="http://www.androidauthority.com/jelly-bean-ics-market-share-june-99102/">http://www.androidauthority.com/jelly-bean-ics-market-share-june-99102/</a></body></html>

What I would prefer is to have it instead, open up the URL on the default browser. My downloads folder is now filled with bluetooth_content_share.html files due to my transfers and I'd like to keep it clean now.

How do I go about doing this?


2 Answers 2


Same idea as roxan: Go to the market (oops, playstore) and look for an app named Pocket (formerly known as "ReadItLater"). This allows you to store URLs from many apps via the share menu to your free Pocket account.

As for your PC, there is e.g. a Firefox Addon available (for alternative choices, see the Pocket website. This is much more convenient than sharing via Bluetooth.

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    I've known about Pocket and I'm actually using it. The thing is, it requires LAN connection whereas a bluetooth approach would be solely just between the computer and the phone.
    – Propeller
    Jul 23, 2012 at 10:06
  • That wasn't a problem for me yet, as both (computer and phone) even share the same LAN (phone via WiFi). But sorry, then I have to pass it on -- I don't know another approach.
    – Izzy
    Jul 23, 2012 at 10:53

First use a browser that can download the current page/HTML file. Then using a file manager of your choice, use the "Share" option and it should send the HTML file.

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