The Internet has become a large treasure-trove of tools and information. It’s hard to imagine doing many common tasks without the Internet, especially when it comes to looking something up such as the opening time of the local restaurant or items for your big research project. But sometimes it’s a hassle whenever you find a certain page with information that you need and want to share it, either to other devices that you own or to your friends and family.
There are a few solutions which allow you to share to other devices, such as Chrome‘s Send to Mobile. You can also share pages to friends and family by emailing them a link. But what if you’re not using Chrome’s Send to Mobile, or if you have family and friends right next to you? You’ll have to find a different solution to share to your other devices, and emailing links to your friends and family may be a bit impractical. Instead, QR codes may be the solution.
About QR Code Generator
QR Code Generator is an extension for Chrome which allows you to generate QR codes from pages and links that you encounter during your normal browsing. Once you create a QR code using the extension, you can grab your other device, friend, or family member, and have them use a barcode scanner to read in the QR code and head over to the page you wanted to share. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it should work with all modern devices.
Installation and Use
Installation of the extension is extremely simple, just like any of the other Chrome extensions. You can search through the Chrome Web Store for “qr code generator”, or simply follow this link and then click on Install. Once the extension has installed itself (which should only take a second or two), you can open any page or reload any open page to start using the extension.
From there, you can right click on the background of any webpage and choose “Generate QR Code” to do just that for the current webpage. You can also right-click on a link or highlight an unlinked URL and right-click on the selection, and then choose “Generate QR Code” to create one of whatever you right-clicked on.
You can also right-click on the generated QR code, and either save it as an image file in case that is in any way beneficial, as well as open the image itself in a brand new tab.
For such an extremely simple task, QR Code Generator can be surprisingly helpful for those who can benefit from what it offers. It may not be everyone’s preferred method of sharing URLs, but, depending on the situation, it can help simplify the process of sharing URLs or make it faster. Plus, QR codes tend to become more helpful whenever you’re dealing with lengthy URLs that are otherwise difficult to type in. QR Code Generator also finds a place on our Best Chrome Extensions page.
What simple extensions do you use with your browser that are more helpful than you expected? Are QR codes a good idea? Let us know in the comments!