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Once in a while I need to send certain things from my PC to my mobile phone. This can be a personal memo note, an address of some place, telephone number or even a document. If you also frequently need to send stuff to your phone, here are some tools to help you with that.

SendToPhone – Send Text Messages, Addresses, Directions, Phone Numbers etc.

Google SendToPhone

[NO LONGER WORKS] Google SendToPhone is one of the coolest Firefox extensions out there. When installed you will be able to highlight text, emails, physical addresses, directions, telephone numbers, etc. on any webpage and instantly send it as a text message to any mobile number within US for free. Quick and easy.

You can send messages to yourself as well as other mobile phones, it doesn’t matter. Which also means that it can be used as a free text messaging service.

BeamIt – Send Files and Documents to your Mobile Phone

Sebd files and documents to Mobile Phone

Unlike the above one, BeamIt is a website. With BeamIt you can select any picture, office document, media files (anything less than 5 minutes), upload it to the website and then send it to your mobile phone over the internet. Here is how it works:

      1. Go to

[NO LONGER WORKS] Beam-It website

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      2. Upload the file or document you want to send.

 

      3. Optionally choose to compress it to ZIP.

 

    4. Click Send and wait for the text message with the download link.

Obviously, your mobile contract should have a data plan in order to be able to receive and download the files from the internet.

Clipboard2Phone (Windows) – Send Clipboard text from your PC to Mobile Phone

This nifty utility comes from our friends at Lifehacker. With Clipboard2Phone you can forward any text from Windows clipboard (whenever you highlight text and click ‘Copy’ on Windows that text is added to your clipboard) to mobile. This one isn’t as simple as the above Google SendToPhone but can be quite handy for sending text to mobile without even launching the browser.

Are you aware of other similar programs or websites ? Share with us in comments.

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  1. Jennifer Moreno
    November 2, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    no way to send documents from laptop to phone anymore?

  2. gani
    May 24, 2009 at 9:05 am

    i like india

  3. Protoghost
    December 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    I'm British and none of these work. They only support American phone numbers.

    • Tinkerbell
      January 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA i am so glad it didnt work for you!!!!!!
      Im laphing so hard im crying!!!:)

      • Critiqe
        February 15, 2009 at 7:40 am

        YOU RACIST BASTARD (Tinkerbell), with a right mind i should have you sued.... but then again i don't know hot you are.... damn you, I too am British Protoghost BE PROUD!

      • ThatAngryIndian
        April 21, 2016 at 3:08 am

        HUH MEE TOO . KILL DA BRITISH. WE INDIANS WANT , NEED , AND WILL HAVE REVUNGE PHOR DA DEDFUL THINGS DE BRITISH DID TO US FOR 200 YEARS!

        GIVE US OUR GOLD BACK OR DIE!

  4. ordersomabuyg
    September 21, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Wow Cool !
    Super Man
    Nice Site

  5. Jaime F.
    May 22, 2008 at 10:14 am

    Thanks a ton for these. I installed Google STP on my portable and home Firefox as soon as I got home. I wish that Beam it Up Scotty would work with my carrier, Metro PCS, but it doesn't so my carrier may soon change.

    Another useful tool to send stuff to your phone would be drop.io. Lots of people know them for their fax functions, storage facilities, and great input/output options but they've also got a function to send media to your phone. Just click "Send" on the item and choose MMS. It can send it to some major carriers (Alltel, Amp'd, AT&T, Boost, Cingular, Nextel, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Verizon, and Virgin so far, even though some of these seem redundant).

    I officially love drop.io.

  6. Brainiac
    May 22, 2008 at 2:35 am

    Thanks for GoogleSendToPhone it rocks. That's exactly why I use Firefox, some of the plugins make it irreplaceable.