iPhoneSender: email Google Map links to your Apple iPhone

“While we love the iPhone and its Google Maps application, we still found ourselves printing directions from Google when in a hurry. Why? Because there wasn’t a fast way to get that address and map to our iPhones. So, we made iPhoneSender,” explains developer Design Is Fuel.

iPhoneSender allows you to email a Google Map link to your iPhone.

iPhoneSender works on any Mac OS X or Windows machine with Firefox or Safari installed.

In Safari: Drag the Safari bookmarklet to your Bookmarks Bar. Then highlight an address on any web page, and click the bookmarklet in your bar. iPhoneSender prompts you for your email address, then sends you the properly-formatted Google map link.

In Firefox: Download the Firefox extension. Then highlight an address on any web page, right-click (or control+ click) and select “Send Map Link to iPhone.” iPhoneSender prompts you for your email address, then sends you the properly-formatted Google map link.

On iPhone: Check your email and click the link. The iPhoneSender link will launch the Google Map application for you. From there you can get directions or add it directly to your address book.

iPhoneSender is free. Donations are welcome.

More info here.

[Attribution: iLounge]

24 Comments

  1. An better way to go this.

    Get your directions in Google Maps then click on the send Link in the upper right. Use your email address for both email fields (send and two) and click send!

    Check your email on your iPhone and click on the link!

    Done, you don’t even need a third party app.

    Have a nice day

  2. grok… How insightful! You must’ve felt like a genius after posting that bit of wisdom.

    However, you completely overlook:
    – moments when the phone isn’t on your person.
    – moments when the phone is slower than a full computer (which is all the time).
    – moments when the phone crashed and restart the application and you don’t have time to wait for the iPhone to catch up to you.
    – moments when the computer has a fast connection and the iPhone is connected via “E”.
    – moments when you and your iPhone are indoors (iPhones are always much slower unless connected to WiFi).

    But… “just use your iPhone instead” is still valuable advice.

  3. Many people are looking up directions and other information all at the same time on their PC. but the send link inside google maps works well.

    This is where clipboard and copy/paste functionality comes in handy.

    I use clipboardshare menu item. It uses bonjour and I click click to get or send to the clipboard contents of my other macs. So when i find that really cool link and I need to send it to me other machine I can do it without email or ichat. If I could install a version for the iPhone I could simply copy the data. Ichat bonjour would also work but that isn’t installed yet. Where is that SDK?

  4. MPC Guy – Easy, Chester! But, if I may…

    -if your phone isn’t on your person, how will you use it for directions from email?
    -even on ‘E’, directions from the Maps app on my iPhone takes less than 1 minute, including typing the address
    -if your iPhone has crashed and can’t ‘catch up to you’, again – how will you use it for directions from email?
    -wouldn’t just checking your email on iPhone take just as long as typing in the link in Maps?

    But… far be it from me to deprive you of the ‘install applet -> desktop Google -> click link -> type email address -> send email -> check email on iPhone -> click link part 2’ method. Knock yourself out. That sounds faster…

  5. > Beleagured wrote: mpc guy got grok’d.

    Nah, you’re just childish enough to think those were remotely intelligent responses. Go sit in a corner somewhere, child.

    —-

    re grok:

    >”-if your phone isn’t on your person, how will you use it for directions from email?”

    Try taking it off the charger when it’s done charging. That’s one situation. When you get back to your car, that’s another. When the person using the phone is done with it. When it’s done rebooting. You can’t imagine moments when a phone isn’t on your body?

    >”-even on ‘E’, directions from the Maps app on my iPhone takes less than 1 minute, including typing the address”

    Congratulations. You’re the fastest Maps-checker on the planet. Are you available 24-7 for everyone else to put your hard-earned Maps skill to use for them? This isn’t a pissing contest in which you being the fastest Maps user solves anything. Does showing off your Maps speed really make you feel any better? It certainly doesn’t lessen the fact the reception, internet connection speed, and such may nullify the mobility and ease-of-use the iPhone allows for. But good job trying to show off your Maps-speed-skills. You should feel “cool”.

    >”-if your iPhone has crashed and can’t ‘catch up to you’, again – how will you use it for directions from email?”

    When it reboots. You know it can do that right?

    >”-wouldn’t just checking your email on iPhone take just as long as typing in the link in Maps?

    Indoors, cellphone reception and internet speed drops. Connect to WiFi and it’s not so bad. Other helpful things about using a regular pc is full-sized keyboards, broadband speeds, and access to Flash-based sites. I’ve surfed a couple of pages that are flash-based, so typing in directions on the phone would’ve been impossible.

    I’m starting to get the feeling you don’t even own a phone. Your responses weren’t well thought out at all.

  6. What the hell are you people arguing about? Is coffee better than tea? Is Bush smarter than a tree? Wait…bad example.

    (But it rhymes! Someone wanna put that to music?)

    Use it or don’t. Either way works so use whichever you want. For god’s sake!

  7. @ MPC (Minuscule Penis Complex) Guy
    Fair suck of the sav! … you wowser, stop being a complete bogan, you blow in with your budgie smugglers pulled all the way up to your chin, looking like a drongo and sounding like a total wanker with your brown-eyed mullet comments.

    You are as helpful as a chocolate teapot and If your brain was made of electricity, you would be a walking blackout.

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