Google recently launched a tool called Chrome To Phone that lets you click a button in your desktop Google Chrome web browser to instantly send a web page, map link, phone number, or other data to an Android phone. Now there’s a similar app for iPhone users.

Chrome to iPhone doesn’t have all the bells and whistles that you get with Chrome to Phone. But it does one thing pretty well: it lets you send a web page from your desktop browser to an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad without emailing a link or manually typing in the URL.

Here’s how it works. You install the Chrome to iPhone browser extension in your desktop Google Chrome web browser. That only takes one click.

Then you have to manually copy the URL that’s shown on your screen to your mobile browser and follow a few steps to create a home screen icon for the resulting web page.

Once you’re done, you can click the Chrome to iPhone button in your desktop browser from any web site. A message will pop up letting you know the page was sent. In order to actually view the page on your phone, you’ll have to tap the home screen icon you created — it won’t open automatically. Chrome to iPhone also doesn’t work with maps or other link types — just web pages. Still, it’s a start. And it’s free.

via Gizmodo

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...