QRL

QRL

This simple yet highly customizable add-on converts the current URL to a QR code displayed in a popup from an icon in the toolbar.

QRL
Stats
This extension was removed from Chrome Web Store on 2023-03-21
Users: 116
Version: 2.1.3 (Last updated: 2014-06-17)
Creation date: 2014-06-17
Risk impact: High risk impact
Risk likelihood: High risk likelihood
Manifest version: 2
Permissions:
  • storage
  • tabs
  • <all_urls>
Size: 135.17K
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Summary

QRL provides a simple yet highly customizable solution to transferring URLs or selected text from your desktop computer to your mobile phone. This is accomplished by generating a QR code for the currently displayed web site (URL) viewed in you browser or selected text. The QR code generated can then be scanned by any number of apps on your mobile phone which can scan QR codes.

This idea was conceived by my desire to be able to share a URL with my friends using instant messaging on my smartphone. I thought this was a more elegant and easy solution than copying the URL character by character or emailing myself the URL only to then open it on my mobile phone and share it.

Version 2.1.3 -

  • Added full color customization
  • Code maintenance for efficiency

Version 2.1.2 -

  • Fixed an issue with generating QR codes for URLs or text containing the '&' character

Version 2.1.0 -

  • Added option to remove author and QR generator credits from the popup.
  • Adjusted alignment in poup
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Safety
Risk impact

QRL is risky to use as it requires a number of sensitive permissions that can potentially harm your browser and steal your data. Exercise caution when installing this extension. Review carefully before installing. We recommend that you only install QRL if you trust the publisher.

Risk likelihood

QRL may not be trust-worthy. Avoid installing if possible unless you really trust this publisher.

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