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Question best understood from scenario:

  • I'm working at the hospital where there are multiple workstations but I'm constantly on the move so I'm not logged in to my personal accounts

  • Sometimes I need to throw a short email or personal note but typing on mobile is too slow

  • I'd want to open browser on a shared workstation and type text into some textfield and push it instantly to mobile to use it there

I can NOT use services requiring login (on desktop side at least) since that's 1) an extra, time requiring step 2) security issue eg if I forget to logout from shared workstation

One example of implementation would be online notepad which creates random session with a short url which I then open in browser on mobile and copy & paste. None of the online notepads I've found are updated realtime on mobile site.

Any ideas?

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  • Could you self-host or does it have to be a hosted service?
    – unor
    Commented Apr 21, 2015 at 20:58
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    Make typing easier on the mobile device by getting a small Bluetooth portable keyboard or recording a voice dictation for later typing? Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 3:53
  • Using Trello is an option. Unless you are working with HIPAA info. Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 6:06
  • 2) security issue eg if I forget to logout from shared workstation I'd said not logging in is a much larger security issue. If you can use, so can anyone.
    – user416
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 6:38
  • I could self-host and even code it but I want to check first for ready solutions. Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 18:58

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Host your own website and add a "contact us" page to it, and have the "contact us" page send an email to your phone.

If you don't care about design or having a website this will end up being quite cheap.

You could construct such a form that sends an email using Google Drive Spreadsheet form's feature too. Just make sure the form is publicly available and memorise it's public URL, or use a URL shortening service and memorise that URL.

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  • CMS such as Wordpress or Drupal host free websites somewhere, so you could just build on one of those and use an URL shortner to get to it superfast.
    – VicAche
    Commented Apr 22, 2015 at 7:58
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I usually use pastebin.com, but that isn't mobile friendly, so after a quick google search, I found shrib, which looks like it fits your description of a simple online notepad with a unique URL.

The content seemed to sync well between mobile and desktop with my testing (note, I used 2 different mobile browsers, with one set to request desktop site).

If needed you can set your own URL, instead of the unique one created for you.

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How large is the text? If it's only a few paragraphs, you could use an online QR code generator, then scan it on the mobile phone. Use a QR code reader app that respects your privacy.

For the QR generation, I once wrote a small generator website myself, using an existing Javascript QR code generation library.

It's free to use by anyone: https://qrys.ch/q

If you dont't trust it, there are instructions on how get the source and host it on your own website.

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