A way to save space on your smartphone and time!

This is just a little thing that I have learned to save space on my smartphone – it seems like most companies want you to download there app – that takes up a lot of space on your phone. This technique is also good for the companies or websites you visit that do not have a web app or at least a good app. This involves making an icon that looks like any other app and you can move it around on your phone like any other app. This method is actually a short cut but it has an icon like an app – you can even name it. I do this with the chrome browser on my Android phone. If its a site I visit a lot it keeps me from opening the browser snd tying the address etc each time. Open the chrome browser on your phone, type in the web address of the site, go to the web site. Once it loads tap the 3 dots that are in the upper right of your browser. Choose create desktop shortcut – it will automatically create an icon based on the site and you can choose how you want it named. Now when you close chrome you will see the icon like an app would have on your phone but it takes up very little memory because it is just an icon with a link attached – when you click it -then you are taken to the site. I have several local stores that have digital specials and digital coupons etc. each wanted me to download their app – but now I click this icon and it loads and works the same and is synced because you created an account at the store or companies site – so you access it from a tablet, your phone your laptop your desktop – all the same. As a Real Estate Broker, I use this to access my MLS and tax sites from my phone so I can pull things up faster on my phone when out and away from my desk. Tap the menu button and tap Add to home screen. You’ll be able to enter a name for the shortcut and then Chrome will add it to your home screen. The icon will appear on your home screen like any other app shortcut or widget, so you can drag it around and put it wherever you like. I found this as a faster way to access sites but I also found this as a way to save my phone’s memory space and still, access online accounts similar to if I used an app.
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