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Read On Phone Pushes Data from Your Desktop to the Appropriate Android App

Read On Phone is an Android application that intelligently pushes data to your phone from your bowser. Rather than simply opening the URL on your phone, it opens the appropriate application for the task and formats text.

Most send-to-phone type tools simply take the URL of the web page you’re looking at on your computer and shuttle it to your phone. Read On Phone is a more active and effective tool. When you send a page that is text, it formats the text for easy reading on your phone. When you send a YouTube video, map, or telephone number, it opens up the appropriate tool on your phone such as your YouTube viewer, Google Maps, or your phone dialer. In addition to that handy functionality Read On Phone also includes adjustments for day and night reading, font size, auto-scrolling, and pagination.

Read On Phone is available as both a Chrome extension and as a bookmarklet for cross-browser use, the Android application is $2.99. Hit up the link below for additional information.

Read On Phone

Jason Fitzpatrick is a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 02/24/11

Comments (8)

  1. Pamala

    Um… it’s not free.. at least the qr code on the linked page points to a $2.99 app…

  2. Cambo

    HTG. Please correct this. It’s NOT free.

    Although I wish ChrometoPhone would do this.

  3. ehs
  4. Dantv

    How about some iPhone stuff. Andriod sucks. Anything from Google sucks. Google is just a sneeky advertisisng agency who misuses our data!

  5. Jason Fitzpatrick

    Fixed! I’m so used to writing up free stuff I must have been on auto-pilot. ;-) That said… three bucks for the improved functionality over simple send-the-URL tools is worth it. =)

  6. Cambo


    I don’t mind being an advertising drone. I get ton’s of stuff for free anyway. And you’re a fool if you don’t think Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, HP or anyone else doesn’t do the same thing.

  7. Joel

    This is Joel from Read on Phone is our side project to try Android C2DM mechanism. It also works with “Note to Android” Web app in Chrome webstore . It is a very fast way to push some notes from browser to Android.

  8. Edward

    How I install the the App on my PC? The instructions are badly written.

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