Shortcut To URL

Shortcut To URL


This app supports creating a shortcut to the URL.
It can create a shortcut without using a bookmark from default browser.
Also this app can receive a text that includes URLs.

How to use:
1. Opens the website which wants to create shortcut by a default browser.
2. Opens this app from Menu→More→Share page→Share via→"Shortcut To URL". URL will be filled automatically.
3. Shortcut will be created on the home by inputting "Name" and pressing "OK" button.

Specifications and Limitations:
* Any protocol will be accepted.
* Creation of shortcut may fail when center of the home screen doesn't have any space.
* "Name" is not filled automatically because a browser will pass to this app only the URL.
Also I don't want to add internet access permission to this app.

Recent changes:
Version 1.4:
* The protocol limitation of the URL was removed.
* Any protocol will be accepted; such as tel, mailto, ftp, file, etc.
* A shortcut icon was made selectable.

Version 1.3:
* The icon was changed for Nexus 7 that doesn't have an android default browser.

Version 1.2:
* Made a change to show an IME when this app was launched.

Version 1.1:
* Made a change to be able to receive a text that includes URLs.
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4.5
User ratings
124
Installs
10,000+
Concerns
0
File size
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About Shortcut To URL
This app supports creating a shortcut to the URL.
It can create a shortcut without using a bookmark from default browser.
Also this app can receive a text that includes URLs.

How to use:
1. Opens the website which wants to create shortcut by a default browser.
2. Opens this app from Menu→More→Share page→Share via→"Shortcut To URL". URL will be filled automatically.
3. Shortcut will be created on the home by inputting "Name" and pressing "OK" button.

Specifications and Limitations:
* Any protocol will be accepted.
* Creation of shortcut may fail when center of the home screen doesn't have any space.
* "Name" is not filled automatically because a browser will pass to this app only the URL.
Also I don't want to add internet access permission to this app.

Recent changes:
Version 1.4:
* The protocol limitation of the URL was removed.
* Any protocol will be accepted; such as tel, mailto, ftp, file, etc.
* A shortcut icon was made selectable.

Version 1.3:
* The icon was changed for Nexus 7 that doesn't have an android default browser.

Version 1.2:
* Made a change to show an IME when this app was launched.

Version 1.1:
* Made a change to be able to receive a text that includes URLs.

User reviews of Shortcut To URL
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Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 30, 2015
It works! Mu only critical point would be the icon that you can use. The app will only use icons from a presently installed applucation. The work-round is to install an app that you have no intention if using, but has an appropriate icon, purloin the icon and then uninstall it!
A Google User
Mar 15, 2015
Very good app. But limited icon choice.
A Google User
Feb 17, 2015
Another Excellent App!
A Google User
Jan 26, 2015
The missing link! Thank you for creating EXACTLY what I was looking for!!! :-)
A Google User
Oct 24, 2014
Works but limited icon choice. Works as described, and no unnecessary permissions. Can't understand why icon selection is from downloaded app icons?? Would be great if icon could be selected from gallery - I want to use an icon that refers to the web page. UPDATE: Discovered 'Pinternet', similar app, but which adds website's favicon as shortcut icon.
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