July 8, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
Even though many of us – from Motorola Cliq users to HTC EVO owners – are jealous of all the great things about Froyo (Android 2.2), developers do things that somewhat lessen the blow. LinkPush is a shining example of that reality.
LinkPush is an Android app and Chrome extension that mimics Froyo’s Chrome-to-Phone feature. The difference is it works for people who don’t have Froyo – even for those stuck on Cupcake (Android 1.5). Let’s not oversell it and say LinkPush is as good as the native implementation, but it gets the job done. And does it well.
When browsing the web in Chrome, the LinkPush extension can send that webpage to your phone. Let’s say you’re reading a CNN article at work and want to continue reading on the commute home; press the LinkPush Chrome extension and it will be available the next time you open the LinkPush Android app. Looking at directions on the computer? LinkPush will open up the directions in Google Maps.
So cheer up, kiddo. That’s one less thing about Froyo to miss. Only 4,291 more features to hunt down and you’ll never notice the difference.
Install LinkPush on your computer and phone. Then log-in to connect the two. Once you spot something worth sending, click the LinkPush logo in Chrome. Open the LinkPush Android app (install on your homescreen if you use frequently) and it will open the last link pushed to the phone.
A Firefox extension is under development, but you can also install a bookmarklet in any compatible browser to use the feature.