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Web Shortcut

Supplied By ABCodeworks    On Feb. 20, 2015    Comments(2)

APP for iPhone Web Shortcut version1.0.3 Download

1) Launch web shortcuts created by Windows, Linux, or Apple/Max/OSX. Web shortcuts are the files created when you save a link to a webpage on a PC.
2) Create a web shortcut file from your Android web browser. The shortcut can be opened by Windows, Linux, or Apple/Max/OSX.

Typical scenarios:
1) You are web surfing on your PC and find a website that you would like to save. You create a shortcut file by dragging the webpage into a folder on your PC. You place that file into your favorite cloud service (Dropbox, Google Drive, Skydrive, etc.) so that you can share it with your other devices. You try to open the file on your Android device, but find that Android does not know how to handle the file. This is where Web Shortcut comes in. When you open the file, you will be given the option to launch the shortcut. When you do so, the shortcut will open up in the web browser.
2) You are web surfing on your Android device. You want to save a link to a webpage, but your only option is to bookmark it. However, you want to save the link as a file so that you can open it on your PC. With Web Shortcut, when you share the website in your Android browser, you will be given the option to create and share a shortcut file.

To launch a shortcut file:
1) Find the shortcut file. You will need to do this using another app (such as Dropbox, Google Drive, or Downloads)
You cannot open the shortcut from within the Web Shortcut app.
2) Open the shortcut file.
3) When presented with the "Open With" dialog box, select "Launch Shortcut".
4) If you have multiple web browsers installed, you will need to choose which one to use.
5) The URL will be extracted from the shortcut file and opened in your web browser.

To create a shortcut file:
1) Open a web page in your web browser.
2) Select to "Share" the web page.
3) When presented with the "Share via" dialog box, select "Create Shortcut".
4) You will be prompted for the file name (a default file name will already be entered) and the shortcut type.
Make any changes you wish and press the "Create" button.
5) When presented with the "Complete action using" dialog box, select where you would like to send the shortcut file.

To change preferences:
1) Open the Web Shortcut app directly to get the preferences screen. Note that you cannot launch or create shortcuts from within this screen - it is only for changing preferences.

Known Issues
- If you create a shortcut with an international URL (i.e. with non-ASCII characters in the URL), it may not open properly. In particular, this happens with .webloc files on Mac OSX PCs.
- You may not get the option to launch shortcut files if they have a lot of periods in the name. This is because of the way in which Android filters files by extension. As a workaround, you can enable the "Treat all files as shortcuts" option in preferences.

This app is part of the Web Shortcut Utility Suite:

The source code can be found here:

ABCodeworks part of our Productivity and have average installs from 1000 to 5000. Last Update Feb. 20, 2015. Appstore play rating is 84.0. Current verison is 1.0.3. Actual size 142.0 KB.

What's new

    - Minor changes to preferences screen (including adding instructions)
    - Fix bug when creating .url files with unicode URLs
Download web-shortcut.apk 142.0 KB


Works great Best URL link to cell main page,

Works perfectly The interface is simple, and links open as if they are natively supported.