Android Browser/Mail + Add To Homescreen

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by blairh, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. blairh macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    Two things I did a fair amount on my iPhone was to either email myself a URL while in Safari or add a direct link to the page open on a home screen.

    I'm using the Habit browser on my S4 Active and like it a great deal except it has no option to do either of these things. It appears most Android browsers only give you the option to add a page to a home screen if you have said page already set as a bookmark. I see no Android app so far that let's you email a page you are currently viewing.

    Two small features from iOS Safari that I took for granted. Any suggestions of Android browsers that can do these two things would be appreciated.
     
  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    I use Firefox Beta and it allows what your asking. Just tap the menu key while viewing any page and then tap share. Allows you to share to email and a ton of other apps you might have installed.

    BTW ...... The default browser does the same. And probably most other browsers.
     
  3. mib1800 macrumors 68020

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    In the browser, Menu button->Share
    will do it for you.
     
  4. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I found the menu key in Habit and it does allow me to email links. However I still see no option to add a page to my home screen.
     
  5. mib1800 macrumors 68020

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    I don't know about habit but the default Samsung browser has a "save url to desktop" in menu.
     
  6. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just looked. I believe it's 'add shortcut'.

    I don't see such an option in Habit sadly.
     
  7. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    If Habit is your default browser the shortcut may open directly in that. Try creating one with the Samsung browser and see if you have a choice of which to open it in! ()I'm clutching at straws a little here). :)
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    It should work. If the OP has already set a permanent default, he might need to go into settings and reset that. Once that's done the popup of which browser to open should appear.
     
  9. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

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    The issue is that the Habit browser cannot pin a page to my homescreen.
     
  10. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    Copy the url to the stock browser and then use that to add the page to the home screen.
     
  11. blairh thread starter macrumors 68030

    blairh

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    Yep. Sounds like my only choice.
     
  12. Stuntman06 macrumors 6502a

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    If you find yourself copying urls to other browsers often, I recommend you use the Flashify app. Instead of copying and pasting, you can share to Flashify in one browser and then it will launch the second browser with that url.
     

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