How to quickly share links from your desktop to your mobile

Post written by Hudson Atwell
On Sunday, June 11th, 2017

Introduction

If you are like me then at one point in your life you’ve been surfing the internet and came across an article you wanted to share with friends via SMS (text messaging)  but you notice there’s no SMS share button at the bottom of the article.

What do you do? Email yourself and then retrieve the link? Hop on Facebook and create a status while setting it to private and then jump on mobile safari to retrieve it? Instagram DM? All these methods cost way too much time and if you’re like me then you’ve found yourself frustrated.

So what’s the next best thing?  I’ve come to discover for me it’s push notifications. It’s not as seamless as I like, but it gets the data to my phone faster to any other medium. So let’s take a look!

QPush

As a Chrome user, thinking about moving to the Brave browser,  I found QPush. It’s not only for Chrome, it’s for all major browsers:

QPush leverages the mobile notification API to assist in quickly sharing data to any mobile device you own running the QPush application. Both Apple and Android carry the QPush app for free.

It’s just a one time sync and then your devices are available at the push of a button.

You are not limited to sending URLs only. You can send custom notes as well. I’ve found this tool very handy…

URLs and messages are stored in your devices QPush history. Very handy.  If you have family in the house you can add their devices to send them important, loud messages. #nextgenparenting

Below’s a iPhone screenshot of the QPush history page. It’s already been very handy for crowd sharing documents in my SMS groups.

 

Conclusion

QPush is awesome. You might wonder how it’s offered free and It looks like they insert advertisement message into the device’s push history. Not a problem for me.

I should mention that QPush is probably not the only solution, and I do not know enough about the product offering market to know if it’s the best solution. Check the comments of the article to see what others are doing and what products they are using.  And maybe someone could gracefully explain why a direct SMS share button has not become a popular feature for social sharing as well. Cheers!

 

About the Author:
Cheers! Hudson Atwell is a co-founder and current administrator of Inbound Now. Consider hiring him through the Codeable.io Agency or connecting with him professionally through LinkedIn.

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