Share data from PC to Android thanks to Google Chrome 2 Phone


Hot on the heels of the earlier Google announcement about their new Voice Actions, comes a new and useful feature to push links, maps, contacts and more from your desktop computer straight to your Android handset. Straight from Google’s own blog:

Ever wanted a way to quickly and easily send links and other information from your desktop or laptop to your phone to view on the go? The new Chrome to Phone extension adds a button to your Google Chrome browser that instantly sends the current web page, map, YouTube video, or selected phone number or text to your Android device running Froyo (or Android 2.2).

Suppose you’re reading an interesting article on your favorite news website and need to leave for an urgent appointment. Simply click the extension icon in your browser to send the link to your phone and the device’s browser will automatically open the link, ready for you to view on the go. Chrome to Phone also works seamlessly with Google Maps. Say you’ve looked up an address or driving directions on your desktop. Clicking the extension icon in your browser will push the information to the Google Maps app on your phone. YouTube videos work the same way with the extension. You can also select a phone number on a web page and send it to the dialer on your phone. Selected text can also be automatically copied from your browser and sent to your Android clipboard for later viewing.

You can download the Chrome to Phone extension here which only supports English at this moment. However for non Chrome browsers, there is a Firefox extension called Send to Phone but I have not tested it with the official app.