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Magical Chrome browser extension opens a whole new world

Today, Google announced a new Chrome browser extension that makes web content more accessible in a unique way.

If you’re reading an amazing article on AG like this one you’re reading right now and suddenly the phone rings and you have to rush out of the office, if you’re using the Google Chrome browser and have an Android phone, with the new Chrome to Phone extension, you can add a button to your browser that in real time sends the current web page, YouTube video, or (bonus for Realtors) map to your selected phone number or text to your Android device running Froyo (or Android 2.2).

We can think of many endless reasons how this could be useful, especially with the Google mapping feature, but what intrigues us the most is the linking of your personal computer to your phone and the possiblities that it opens, especially in this fast paced world. The concept of sharing data is currently dominated by services like Evernote, but Google’s extension appears to me to streamline this process.

Check out a video demonstration:

How would/will you use this new option?

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Lani is the COO and News Director at The American Genius, has co-authored a book, co-founded BASHH, Austin Digital Jobs, Remote Digital Jobs, and is a seasoned business writer and editorialist with a penchant for the irreverent.



  1. Keith Lutz

    August 12, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Useful if I have someone back at the office, but then again I can have my laptop where ever I go?

  2. Nick Nymark

    August 12, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Sounds like something interesting to try out. I have an Android phone so I will give it a whirl at some point.

  3. Property Marbella

    August 13, 2010 at 7:14 am

    Really something I must plug-in. Thanks.

  4. Thomas A B Johnson

    August 13, 2010 at 8:39 am

    If only the MLS platforms would become non-IE capable, this would be a category killer for REALTORS!

    • Lani Rosales

      August 13, 2010 at 9:14 pm

      That’s on the horizon, hang tight! 🙂

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