Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Great extension that I've used for a number of years. The only way it could be improved would be with clearer documentation from a genuine/trustworthy person on how it works and how to set it up.
PS. Thank you for your response, Alfonso. Excuse my obvious ignorance about this extension. It would be really helpful if there was single page to explain how it works in more detail. It's very confusing why the sitetophone.com website was necessary in the first place, why it is no longer necessary, and how the extension works without it. What server is providing the backend to this extension, and why aren't it's details readily available?
Also, when installing the Chrome browser extension and accepting the permissions, chrometophone states, "Chrome to Phone (chrometophone.appspot.com) - not affiliated with Google". Thus, the extension's authenticity is not entirely clear.
I think it would be helpful to begin your instructions with, "Based on the ChromeToPhone project, started by a group of Google engineers, this extension enables you to...". Also, it's my feeling that the About page at www.foxtophone.com would be much better as the front page rather than a subpage. Furthermore, it would be good to include links to the official video (http://youtu.be/pQb243niMlg) and to the Chrome extension page (https://code.google.com/p/chrometophone/) on the website and in this extension's description.
I hope you will take my suggestions in the constructive manner in which they are intended. You are right - I didn't sound very appreciative before. Thank you for your hard work, and for a wonderful extension.
I still think that you have some confusion.
There hasn't ever been a "sitetophone.com" website, so I don't really know what you're talking about. You might have used (or at least tested) other extensions and those were the ones that required you to use that site.
Linking to the Chrome to Phone extension would do more harm than good because many people would not know for sure if they need to install Chrome and that extension for this one to work. That's not a theory, when people were interested about this extension they complained about the need to use Chrome.
If you want a trustworthy person, then you're really out of luck. No matter what I write here, you don't know me so you shouldn't trust anything that I say or link to. I can state a thousand times that the original code was created by a Google Engineer (not a team), but the fact is that this extension was created by two persons with no relationship to Google or Mozilla.
I don't see in the http://www.foxtophone.com/about/ page anything interesting that isn't already included on the description right here, and if you want to install an extension for Firefox you should always do it from this site and not from a random site no matter how nicely it has been explained there whatever they claim to do.
You should understand that this extension isn't being actively developed anymore. There's no need to do anything as long as it keeps working and even if it stops in the future I'm not sure if I would notice because I barely use it and Patrick uses Opera so I doubt that he has used it for years.
works great Rated 5 out of 5 stars
no problems, does what it says.
if you are seeing the "link sent to phone" message but not receiving it on the phone, logout of Fox2Phone then relink phone's Chrome2Phone app with Fox2Phone. had to do that once, after that no issues.
thanks developer for bringing this function to firefox. now i can avoid chrome for awhile more!
it works Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Don't know why people couldn't get it to work. Installed Chrome To Phone on my Android 4.1 and this addon. Both addon/apk needs to be authorized to the same Google account. I sent the first link and it popped up on my phone.
stopped working Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Show that link was sent, but no reaction on the phone
Rated 3 out of 5 stars
It used to work really well but now when I try to send links it says:"Error 400-Login Required to send links." And I'm logged in the same google account on both my desktop browser and android app.
Doesn't work Rated 1 out of 5 stars
Every time I try to send a page, FOXtoPHONE keeps telling me I have to install the chometophone apk on my phone linked to the gmail account which it is.
We're sorry, but we just use the Google API. If it tells us that your gmail account doesn't have a version of chrometophone installed we can only inform you about the problem, we don't have magic solutions.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great app, works seamlessly with Google's Chrome-to-phone app - clicking the toolbar button in firefox creates a notification on the android device. Clicking on the notification opens the link in the device's browser. Works exactly as expected :)
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Very, very useful and works without any problems.
Android App Not available Rated 1 out of 5 stars
It needs an android application to be installed on your phone. The application is not available on the Android Market (at least for some countries).
The ChromeToPhone (the chrome browser extension) on the other hand does not need any application to be installed on the phone.
no good Rated 1 out of 5 stars
corrupts my google drive files. after i upload them i cant access them
No Longer Works Rated 3 out of 5 stars
It's not working if you changed phone like I did. All links are sent to the old phone and On Google you can't remove the old phones. You can Hide them but not removed them. And this app has no selection which phone to use.So it become Useless........................
Works very well. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Does exactly what it says, sends web pages to the phone. Will even send selected text. Bonus!
Good but usual Issue Rated 3 out of 5 stars
It works great Except when I try to send a goo.gl url using it all I get on my phone it "http://google.com/" I have tried multiple ways to do this including copying the text of the link using ctrl+c but same result. not sure if this is issue with you or google, would rate a star higher if it wasn't an issueThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2).
Great - but needs a counterpart! Rated 5 out of 5 stars
This is perfect for doing just what it says it does - send a page from Firefox to your Android phone. But, it needs a matching app for the mobile version of Firefox to let you send pages to your comp version of Firefox! You can send pages to Chrome from your phone, but not to Firefox. Hell with that, I say. I don't know if the dev could do this, but somebody def ought to.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2).
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Great thing - one suggestion though, could you emulate the 2-way behavior of 2Cloud http://www.2cloudproject.com/ as well? :) Say, have this extension react to links sent from the Android.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2).
In order to implement that we must wait for the official ChromeToPhone App to implement this feature (currently it seems unlikely given latests Chrome changes), or provide a client for 2Cloud, but we need some free time in order to code it.
Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Best integration between your Android and your Firefox desktop browserThis review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2).
New Android C2Ph app DOES copy text.... Rated 5 out of 5 stars
For everyone, including me until recently, that was upset about how the new version of the Chrome2Phone app for the android was no longer copying text, but just "sending" the www.google.com web link instead... read this...
it actually DOES send the text and it is in the clipboard. but it sends the link in order to address some other bugs. but you can ignore the link. I have it set so that it does NOT open links automatically. So yea, it works just fine!
QUESTION to AlfonsoML:
I want to set up multiple devices, so I read your instructions below and have done all that but it seems to be tricky to be "logged in" to two google accounts at once. I have the two accounts in fox2phone, and when i want to send to the second one then i need to log out of my current google and onto the other one. and this doesn't seem to last long. do you know any tips or tricks? or is there possibly an alternate way to implement this without the rigamaroll with multiple google accounts signed in at the same time?
GREAT SIMPLE BUT WORKS. Rated 5 out of 5 stars
WHAT BETTER WAY TO SYNC YOUR COMPUTER BROWSING WITH YOUR PHONE BROWSING. INSTANT EASY AND JUST WORKS.This review is for a previous version of the add-on (1.2.2).
Rated 4 out of 5 stars
Excellent app. Links and selected text are easily sent from firefox to my Galaxy SII. Since of recent having a small issue with copying text, but overall an excellent concept. Bugs may be due to issues with Chrometophone which is the android app that supports this add-on.
What's up with the suspended foxtophone.com web page?
Text and ICS Rated 5 out of 5 stars
Finally Google fixed the problem of crash when sent text to phone...now the problem is that when I send a text the app show me a link google.com, I don't know why!
According to the Google developer, that change is intentional because in some pages some text was sent instead of the url and in other cases people was confused. You can star this ticket: http://code.google.com/p/chrometophone/issues/detail?id=422