Google has released a new tool that lets you send any web page you’re reading on a PC with the Chrome web browser to a mobile device running the new Chrome browser for Android 4.0. It’s called Chrome to Mobile Beta, and it has a few advantages over the older Chrome to Phone tool.
Like Chrome to Phone, you can use the new plugin to quickly send a live web page to your phone or tablet. But Chrome to Mobile also lets you save a copy for offline viewing just by checking a box.
The tool also uses the Google Cloud Print service — it simply registers your mobile device as a printer. So basically what you’re doing is printing a website to your phone or tablet.
If you’ve shared your printer with someone, that means they can also send web pages directly to your device without first copying the URL into an email.
To remove saved content, you log in to your Cloud Print account, select the name of your mobile device, and click the “show print jobs” button. You should see a list of pages that you’ve “printed,” and you can delete them from this menu.
In order to use the new Chrome to Mobile service you’ll need to have a mobile device running Android 4.0 or newer. And if you want to be able to save pages for offline reading you’ll need to have the dev channel version of the Chrome browser installed on your PC.