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Transfer links to mobile

india Updated: Nov 23, 2010 15:39 IST
Amit Agarwal
Amit Agarwal
Hindustan Times
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The problem: You have a bunch of websites open on your desktop browser that you would like to have access to later from your mobile phone. What are some of the ways you can do that other than emailing yourself the links?

There are generally two kinds of services that can help you transfer links from the desktop to a mobile browser. The first set comprises online bookmarking services such as Del.icio.us or Google Bookmarks — you use the desktop to bookmark the pages that you want to check later and then access them from any another device using the mobile website of the bookmarking service.

Then there are services like InstaPaper and Read It Later that go a step further — they don’t just save the address of a page but also the content so you may read the full web page on your mobile phone even in offline mode.

Now while the above mentioned services do solve our original problem, if you are looking for something simpler without all the extra weight and features, check out Kippt. Getting started with Kippt is simple. Just sign-up with your existing Twitter, Facebook or Google Account and add a little bookmarklet to your bookmarks toolbar. When you click this bookmarklet, it will instantly save the address of the current page to your online Kippt account that you may access from anywhere.

Kippt’s website is minimal and perfectly optimised for mobile browsers. There’s a list of your links in reverse chronological order with a delete button and nothing more. And what I personally love most about Kippt is their bookmarklet — it doesn’t bother you with any kind of notifications — click once and the page URL is saved. Give it a shot!

Amit Agarwal writes a technology blog at http://www.labnol.org/ and tweets at http://twiter.com/labnol