If you're like me you find yourself sitting at your computer and need to go away, but there's some page you'd like to read, or continue reading, on your phone. Well, if you've got an Android Phone or essentially any phone in Japan you can just use your phone to scan in a QR Barcode from your screen and then open the url on your phone. I know for a fact that there are other phones in the US that can read QR Code, but you'll have to Google around to see if your phone is one of them and to install the software.


1) Drag this to your bookmarks toolbar -> Scannable URL

2) When you get to an interesting page just click it and a little popup will appear with the current page's url encoded into a QR Code.

3) Scan it with your phone.

That's it. Enjoy.

This bookmarklet was written by masukomi and is distributed under the WTFPL. If you improve it I'd love to hear about it.


For example. Let's imagine you're surfing the Programming section of Reddit, or maybe some article on CNN. Just click the bookmarklet you've dragged to your bookmarks toolbar...

Click it and up pops a little window with the code of the current URL for you to scan...

Whip out your phone for a quick scan and now you can read it there, or maybe just bookmark it there to read later.

If you're interested in seeing what's going on with 2D barcodes as we start to catch up to Japan you might be interested in checking out the 2d code news site.

QR code is trademarked by Denso Wave, Inc. and the QR codes used in this bookmarklet are generated via Google's Charts API.