Send web pages from your tablet to PC
What you need: Android or IOS (phone or tablet); Any Windows PC Time required: 25 minutes
ometimes you may come across certain web pages that you’d prefer to read on your PC’S bigger screen (such as longer articles or photo-heavy features). Both IOS and Android have useful free apps (Air Transfer and Roamit) that let you instantly send web page links from your phone or tablet to your PC (and vice versa). Both apps work slightly differently, so we’ve split the Workshop into two parts. Skip to Step 5 if you use an Android device.
On an iphone or ipad, install and open the Air Transfer app ( www. snipca.com/25559). You’ll see a list of categories on the left 1 , a blank section on the right 2 and a message at the bottom left telling you your PC and IOS device need to be connected to the same Wi-fi network 3 . Tap Done 4 . Air Transfer lets you send multiple web pages to your PC in one go, but you first need to add these pages as Bookmarks in the app, so tap Bookmarks 5 .
To add a web page link, tap the ‘+’ icon 1 , type (or copy and paste) the URL link you want to send 2 , then tap OK 3 . The web page will open within the app so you can check it’s the correct one. To add another link, tap the ‘+’ symbol again, then repeat the process (you can add as many links as you want). To send these links to your PC, tap Category 4 , then tap the Wi-fi icon at the bottom left.
Now open any browser on your PC, type the IP address you see at the bottom left of the app into your browser’s address bar 1 , then press Enter. On the web page that opens, you’ll see all the bookmarks you added in a list. Tap the arrow to the right of any bookmark 2 to open that web page. You can also send web page links from your PC to read on your phone or tablet. Simply copy and paste the relevant URL into the Add Bookmark field 3 , then click the ‘+’ icon 4 . You can then access this link via the Bookmarks section in the mobile app.
Air Transfer also lets you take notes on your phone or tablet, which you can then send to your PC. To do this, tap Text Memos on the app’s main screen, the ‘+’ button 1 , then type your note. Repeat this to add other notes 2 . When you’ve finished, tap Category 3 , then follow the instructions in Step 3 to access these notes on your PC. To send other files (music, documents and photos), you need to upgrade to the paid-for version of the app (which costs £1.99).
If you use an Android phone or tablet, then install Roamit ( www.snipca.com/25560), tap Accept, then open the app. Swipe across the introductory screens, tap Sign In, log into your Microsoft account, tap Yes, Authorize, then Yes again to accept the app’s permissions. On its main screen, you’ll see three options - Clipboard, Send File and Picture 1 . At the bottom, you’ll see a list of all the PCS connected to your Wi-fi network 2 . Select the one you use.
From now on, whenever you want to send a web page to your PC, you first need to open the share menu in your browser app, then select Roamit. For example, if you use Chrome, tap the three dots 1 , Share, then select Roamit 2 . You’ll see two options - ‘Copy to Clipboard’ and ‘Send URL’. Selecting Send URL instantly opens the URL as a new web page in your PC’S default browser. If you select ‘Copy to Clipboard’, you need to open Roamit, then tap Open This Link On The Device to open the link on your PC.
Roamit also lets you send photos and files (up to 5MB) from your device to any Windows 10 PC. However, to use this feature you first need to install the Windows 10 Roamit app ( www.snipca.com/25561). After doing so, open Roamit on your phone or tablet, tap Send File or Pictures at the top, navigate to the relevant folders on your device 1 , tick to select the files you want to send 2 , then tap Select 3 . When the transfer is complete, you’ll see a notification on your PC. ●
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