New AppBrain features

AppBrain has just updated its website and Android app to allow users to send text, URLs, and even wallpapers right to their phone from their browser of choice. Sending text or URLs copies it to your clipboard, so you just need to long-press somewhere to paste the text. As for wallpapers, you can enter in the URL location of the image or upload one yourself and it will be automatically sent to your phone and set as the background. The image I tested this on was quite large, but the process went so fast that it was already on my phone by the time my hand could go from my mouse to the wake button on my DInc. Impressive, to say the least.

These features should make a great replacement for Chrome to Phone for anyone not on Froyo, so go check it out now. Links to the app are after the break, and anyone with an account can goto their "My Apps" page to see the new features in the toolbar along the right side. [AppBrain]

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AppBrain update allows sending of links, wallpapers to your phone

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My Droid OG has about 100. I tried installing Skype, but then got a memory low notification, and then GMail stopped until that went away.

Also, AppBrain now uses C2DM to allow uninstalling from your computer. Really handy for when you can't find that one thing that you want to get rid of. Go to AppBrain. Ctrl+F, find app, click uninstall. Watch the uninstall prompt appear on your phone. Of course, they tweeted that they hit their daily limit yesterday, so don't abuse it, for their sake.

The beauty of the Android OS is exemplified by this app. With updates to both this and Vlingo this week, we see third parties doing things better than Google does natively. And I'm not hating on Google, I praise them for allowing this competition.

I used to wonder when Google was going to come out with their promised App Market update but I'm caring less and less. AppBrain just keeps getting better. And if I get the new HTC Sense on my EVO, I'll be even happier.

I can't figureout how to turn on push to phone, it keeps tellin me to update the version on my phone but I have the latest version. I even uninstalled then reinstalled. Can anyone help???

-JHUD-
(HTC Evo 4G)

I didn't have any issue with it on my EVO. Can push links, text and wallpaper. Using Windows 7 with IE8 on two different computers.