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Create a QR code bookmarklet Apps
Have you ever been reading a web page and find you have to leave, but would like to continue reading on your phone? Here's a handy bookmarklet you can use to transfer the URL to your phone:
javascript:var%20qr=window.open('',%20'Scan%20Me',%20'toolbar=0,scrollbars=0,location=0,statusbar=0,menubar=0,resizable=0,width=110,height=130');qr.document.write('%3Cimg%20src=\'http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?chs=100x100&cht=qr&chld=M|0&chl='+document.location+%20'\'%20/%3E%3Cbr%20/%3E%3Ca%20href=\'javascript:self.close();\'%3EClose%20Me%3C/a%3E');

Copy this to a new bookmark. I named mine "Send to Phone." It pops up a little window with the URL of your current web page encoded as a QR code. Simply scan it directly off your computer screen with your phone's QR code reader and off you go! (I don't claim credit for this bookmarklet; I found it at http://www.masukomi.org/projects/qr_bookmarklet/.)

[kirkmc adds: Submitted by robleach; one of three hints submitted together. The others will follow.]
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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: fracai on Nov 21, '12 08:14:54AM

Or, just use Instapaper or Apple's Reading List, tab synching through iCloud, Chrome, or Firefox, or just email yourself the link.

This is an interesting use of QR codes, but there are many quicker and easier methods that don't involve taking pictures of robot vomit.

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Problem with QR codes in general
Authored by: lullabud on Nov 21, '12 09:55:38AM

I think this illustrates the problem with QR codes in general; in most cases they are an answer to a problem that has already been solved more elegantly or a problem that QR codes don't solve at all.



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: LewInVT on Nov 21, '12 08:16:18AM

Why is this necessary when sending an article to Instapaper or Readability is so easy? Both have iPhone apps that work very well.

Lew



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: DCJ001 on Nov 21, '12 08:34:37AM

Or you could press Command-Shift-I , enter the email address on your phone and send.

That was easy!



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: Mot on Nov 21, '12 09:07:12AM

Well, I can think of several less bothersome methods of achieving this. Scanning QR-codes on my computerscreen… not gonna happen.

iCloud tabs
Instapaper
Safari Readinglist
mailing the url to myself



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: wallybear on Nov 21, '12 09:26:59AM

Or keep Safari bookmarks synchronized with iCloud...



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: pbeyersdorf on Nov 21, '12 11:46:43AM

While I'd use "add to reading list" for this purpose, I can imagine a scenario where this would be useful. Let's say I'm teaching a class or workshop and want all to give all of the attendees a link very quickly - I could generate a QR code and display it on the projector. A URL shortener also works well for this purpose.



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: ttt on Nov 23, '12 10:06:16AM
Let's say I'm teaching a class or workshop and want all to give all of the attendees a link very quickly - I could generate a QR code and display it on the projector. A URL shortener also works well for this purpose.

There are even URL services that are explicitly written to handle that scenario:

mu.subsume.com

Works great for presenting a series of sites behind a single URL that can be bookmarked and just refreshed when it changes. I suppose you could even wrap that URL in a QR code, but QR codes haven't made much sense since 2007.



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: morespace54 on Nov 21, '12 12:18:31PM

To each is own I guess! Even if I also prefer other methods, I think it's a great use of both QR codes and bookmarklets.

Edited on Nov 21, '12 12:21:04PM by morespace54



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I use this all the time for tracking numbers
Authored by: sr105 on Nov 21, '12 12:26:30PM

I use an Android phone and have found that many apps allow you to scan in text through QR codes. I personally use a QR code generator to quickly transfer package tracking numbers into my phone. Like others have mentioned, I would probably use Instapaper or similar for articles. However, sometimes you're looking up a business on your laptop in google maps and you'd like to quickly transfer the address or the maps URL to your phone. This makes that task trivial.

If you use Firefox, I would recommend Mobile Barcoder since it will convert any selected text into a QR code. There's a similar add-on for Chrome, too.

Edited on Nov 21, '12 12:29:55PM by sr105



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: robleach on Nov 23, '12 10:08:02AM

Aside from emailing links to myself (which seems more complex to me and just litters my inbox) I don't have safari reading list or iCloud tabs because I don't have mountain lion. I was too frustrated with all the dropped features when I moved to lion to update very frequently anymore. Instapaper, while interesting, is just another thing that seems a step more complicated - and I'd have to create an account and track the login info. The QR trick to me seems superior. Besides, it's instant. You don't have to wait for syncing. When I'm in a rush, it works right away. Besides, you can instantly share it with others.



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: wilton on Dec 02, '12 12:38:21PM

This is very useful if you want to download some file on to your phone.

A better way to do this is to use QrCodeR extension for firefox. You can then get a QR code of any link on a webpage.



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Create a QR code bookmarklet
Authored by: ricsxn on Aug 07, '14 08:56:32AM

I wrote a really little code that generates QRs from any selected text just right clicking on it or selecting the Services sub-menu from Application menu name.
I placed the code here: http://ricsxn.duckdns.org/products/ShowQR.pkg

Hope this could help



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