Easily open web pages in Chrome on iOS

Jul 02, '12 07:30:00AM

Contributed by: kirkmc

With the arrival of Google's Chrome web browser on iOS, many are finding this to be a better tool than Safari. Developer Jon Abrams posted a nifty trick to easily open a web page in Chrome. Since iOS doesn't allow you to choose which browser will open links, Safari takes over every time you tap on one. But you can create a bookmarklet for Safari to open the current page in Chrome.

To do this, do the following:

  1. Copy this bit of code: javascript:location.href="googlechrome"+location.href.substring(4);.
  2. Bookmark this or any web page.
  3. Open Safari's bookmarks, tap on “edit,” and edit the new bookmark.
  4. Rename it to “Open in Chrome” or whatever name you wist.
  5. Delete the bookmark's URL in the bookmark and paste in the above code in its place.

Comments (14)

Mac OS X Hints