Share links between Mac and iOS with Dropbox trickery
It's beginning to look like the holy grail for any Mac user that also totes around an iPhone or iPod touch -- being able to open URLs remotely so that one can view them later from the comfort of their big, delicious Mac screen. Thanks to MacStories and their readers, we now have a workaround that fits the bill quite nicely.
There are a number of apps and services that let one send links to the iPhone easily, but no one seems to have truly mastered sending links the other way. For that, you'll need a Dropbox account, some knowledge of Folder Actions on OS X and at least one cup of coffee. In the end, you'll be using Dropbox as a middleman between your iOS devices and your Mac, which monitors the Dropbox folders for URLs using Folder Actions.
The point is, this is a very doable and very effective workaround for the time being. I'm still waiting for a single service that will streamline the way we send content between desktop Macs and their touch-based brethren, but I'm never one to turn down a fun afternoon of desktop tweaking.
You can find the full set of instructions over at MacStories.
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