If you are reading a web page on your phone and want to read it later on your computer or you have found some files that you like to download onto the other device while browsing the internet, you can send the web page or URL link between your phone and computer.
There are several ways to share links between a Windows PC or Mac computer and an Android device. For example, you can send the link via email or messaging apps like WhatsApp, WeChat, Telegram, or Facebook Messenger; you can upload the link or file to a cloud storage service like Google Drive, Dropbox, or OneDrive from one device, then access the cloud storage from other devices to download the link or file. Cross-platform apps also allow us to share links, files, and more between devices, such as SHAREit, Pushbullet, Zapya, Xender, etc. Web browsers, like Chrome and Firefox, allow users to share pages or send tabs between computers and mobile phones once you are signed in.
In this quick guide, we will share with you several other methods you can try. Unlike those methods mentioned above, you do not need to download extra apps and no signup required.
Method 1. Share web pages or links via QR code
If you want a quick and easy way to transfer links from computer, you can generate a QR code for the link on your computer using a QR code generator website or app. Then, open a QR code scanning app on your Android device and scan the QR code to access the link. On Windows PC, you can use the Edge browser or third-party apps, such as ShareX, to convert website addresses or URLs to QR codes.
You can follow the below steps to create a QR code from Edge to share a website or page URLs:
Launch the Microsoft Edge browser. Browse the site for which you want to generate a QR code. Right-click on the blank area of the page, and select “Create QR code for this page” in the context menu.
If you have Google Chrome browser installed on your PC, Mac, Android or iPhone/iPad, you can use the built-in tool to create a QR code to share a page from Chrome with others.
Here are the steps to share pages with a QR code on Windows computers. Open Chrome browser on your PC, go to the page you want to share, click the Share icon on the right of the address bar, then choose Create QR code. On the mobile phone, use your camera or third-party scanner apps to scan the QR Code and thus open the page or link on your mobile phone.
Chrome for Android and iOS also allow users to create QR code from web pages and share website links with other people or devices. On your Android phone or tablet, open Chrome browser, go to the page. On the toolbar, tap More > Share…> QR Code. Your current web page will be converted to a QR code so you can use your camera from other device to scan the code and open the page.
Method 2. Share web pages using web sharing apps
Other than downloading and installing sharing apps, you can also use web sharing tools for cross-platform file and data sharing.
SnapDrop is an incredibly simple method to effortlessly transfer files or data across your devices, accommodating various file types such as PDFs, apps, photos, music and videos. This tool allows you to share files between Windows PC, Linux, Mac, Android, or iOS, which is pretty cool.
Simply access the SnapDrop.net in your browser on the two devices or computers and identify a device with which you wish to exchange files. To send files, click or tap on your computer or mobile device. If you only want to send a message or URL links, then right-click or long tap on computer or phone.
Method 3. Share web pages using note-taking apps
If you use note-taking apps like Evernote, OneNote, or Google Keep, you can create a note on your computer and insert the link. Then, open the note-taking app on your Android device, and the link will be available there. Want to stay anonymous and save notes without signing in? Here are some free notes taking for web that do not require login or account:
- note.ms: No signup required. It is free, minimalist and completely anonymous. Create notes on the fly, and share them with your colleagues or friends in seconds.
- Notes.io: a web-based application for taking notes. You can take a note from anywhere and any device with internet connection; quickly share your contents without website, blog and e-mail.
- Shrib(https://shrib.com): a plain, white text editor with fancy minimal design.
- Anotepad(https://anotepad.com/): most feature-rich notepad web app.
- iTextPad(http://www.itextpad.com/): With strong privacy features and accessibility options, iTextPad is a brilliant choice for both individuals and corporate businesses.