Opening pages in Chrome from Safari on iOS

If you particularly like Google Chrome for iOS (it isn’t a badly designed app, just a little slow because of Apple’s restrictions) but don’t like having to copy links from the address bar in Safari into Chrome I’ve come up with a simple bookmarklet that will do it for you:

  1. Create a new bookmark in Safari (you can do this by adding this page to your bookmarks) and give it a useful title like ‘Open in Chrome’
  2. Delete the URL
  3. Paste this into the address box instead: javascript:window.location.replace(window.location.href.replace('https://','googlechromes://').replace('http://','googlechrome://'))
  4. When you’ve got a page open that you want to open in Chrome, just tap the bookmark. Sometimes it will ask if you want to open the link in Chrome but most of the time it doesn’t and just changes apps straight away.

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