I’ve often been browsing the web and came across a site that needed to be loaded on one of my devices (such as to download an app).
The way this works, is that on any page you would generate a QR code for the current page, and then just use a QR Code scanner to scan the URL to your phone.
Step 1: Right-Click, and select ‘Generate QR Code’
Step 2: Scan the generated QR Code with your phone… and voilà :)
This solution is a bit cumbersome, but less cumbersome than actually copying the URL to your phone (or emailing/texting/gtalking it to your phone).
The second solution I found is even better! This works similarly to the ‘other devices’ option in chrome, but with far less clicks.
Install the chrome to mobile plugin -> http://tinyurl.com/crkw3vx
Once this is done, a nice little icon will appear in your address bar.
This will show a pop-up with all your devices that are connected to your google account.
Once you do this, a push-notification (for iOS only, Android just goes straight to the page) is sent to your device (the device must have chrome installed)… select this, and bingo… you’re now browsing the page on your device.
Note: This will not work for Windows Phone (since there is no Chrome browser at the time of writing)… but the QR Code solution will work ;)
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- Chrome Extension for Instant QR Code Creation (thepegeek.com)