Google recently introduces the capability to push data from a desktop web browser to a phone running Android 2.2. In other words, you can visit a web site using Chrome, Firefox, or another desktop browser, and with a click of a button you can send that page to your phone, where it will automatically open in your mobile browser. No need to touch your phone.

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Android2Cloud is a tool that does the exact opposite. You can visit any web site using your Android phone and with a few clicks push that page to your desktop browser — assuming your desktop browser is Google Chrome.

In order to use Android2Cloud, you need to download the mobile app from the Android Market and install a Google Chrome extension on your desktop browser. Once that’s done you can visit any web site with your mobile browser, click the menu button and select “more” and then Share page.” Select Android2Cloud from the options, and a few seocnds later the web page should open in your desktop Chrome browser.

The first time you run the app you’ll need to configure it to work with your Google account so that it can send data through the cloud. But you only have to do that once.

You can also fire up the Android2Cloud app without opening your web browser, and manually enter a URL to send to your desktop browser. But most of the time it would be faster to just grab your mouse and keyboard and type the URL in your desktop browser. The key benefit of Android2Cloud is that you can use it to send pages you’ve already opened on your mobile device to your PC.

Android2Cloud is available as a free download from the Android Market. There’s also a $1 version which is donationware if you want to support the developer. Both versions have the same features.

via Lifehacker

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