How to quickly share links from your Android phone to desktop

How to quickly share links from your Android phone to desktop
Want to try the quickest and easiest way to share links from your Android handset to your PC or laptop? If you do, you'll have to check out a brand new app called CaastMe.

Available to download via Google Play since earlier this week, CaastMe allows you to share links from any mobile browser (or any app that has a share function) in mere seconds. After you've installed CaastMe on your Android device, whenever you're browsing the web or use an app that lets you share links (like YouTube, Reddit reader, and so on), you'll have the option to share with CaastMe. Before actually sharing, you need to open the caast.me website on your desktop's browser - this will display a QR code. When you tap on share with CaastMe on your phone, your camera app will automatically open - point it to the QR code seen on the desktop browser, and you're done: the link you want to share will instantly appear in the tab where the caast.me website was open.

You will be surprised by how smooth everything goes with CaastMe. We're not aware of any fastest method to do this. Of course, there are various other apps that let you share links, but they require you to log in, or to install extra software on your desktop. CaastMe doesn't need those things, it's just simpler and quicker.

For the record, CaastMe 's developer says he was inspired by the way WeChat and WhatsApp use QR codes to allow users to log in. Try the new app (get it at the source link below - it's free) and let us know if you find it useful!


source: Google Play (free download, no in-app purchases) via XDA Developers

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15 Comments

1. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

I send to myself via Hangouts.

9. AwesomestMaximuss

Posts: 148; Member since: Jul 09, 2013

Easiest way for Samsung phones has to be sidesync.

2. Macready

Posts: 1811; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Or you use Airdroid, which allows you to do the same through QR code l, but in this case both ways. Plus it allows you to manage your phone, including agenda, file manager (drag and drop), apk's, etc.

3. vincelongman

Posts: 5628; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Easiest way is probably PushBullet Just use share to push a link to your PC Or just copy the URL and paste that on your PC (probably the quickest, just 2-3 secs)

12. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

Thank you! Didn't know there was a solution that works with FireFox!

13. KyleRiemen

Posts: 170; Member since: Oct 29, 2014

All Messages have to been sent through the PushBullet-Server. So they can see all the Messages, i decided not to trust...

14. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Amen, pushbullet best, proven and it has been around for years. Furthermore, you can send links, notes, and pictures regardless of the platform*. *not sure about Windows phone.

4. buccob

Posts: 2952; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

If you are using Chrome on both you can see history of each device on the other... No sharing needed

5. KeyserSoze

Posts: 387; Member since: Oct 06, 2014

Right on, no need to install extra bloatware and waste precious internal storage when Chrome already does the job for you. Duh!!!

6. greenelektron

Posts: 537; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

Yes, this is what i do. You don't need another app.

7. KennyKB

Posts: 11; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

Sounds troublesome and only works if you are in front of your PC. But if you are at your PC why are you surfing on your phone?

8. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

While not on android, IE does this syncing as well. Or just throw it in reading list.

10. vurobega

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 16, 2014

now i Sent via whatsapp to myself.. hahaa

11. avmitking

Posts: 19; Member since: Aug 29, 2011

there is another and I guess most brilliant way is given by Dolphin Browser, use add on Dolphin connect and you can push tab with connected device. There is another add on also, but I've not used that one, Broadcast..:) :)

15. donrox

Posts: 199; Member since: Jul 18, 2014

i usually bookmark the link. then check it on my laptop. i think it's the easiest way

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