qritli
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About

Welcome to qritli!

My aim here is to answer a few questions about qritli. Should you have any other questions, suggestions, or if you just want to say hi, please write to support@qrit.li.

What is this website/plugin?

qritli is a service that I designed and built to make internet browsing across multiple devices easier. More specifically, qritli makes it quick and easy to open a webpage you're browsing on one device (e.g your laptop) on another device (e.g. your phone). Yes, some browsers (e.g. Google Chrome) and device ecosystems (e.g. iCloud enabled devices) already have features that make this possible, but those features are not entirely cross-browser and cross-device compatible.

You can access qritli via the website at http://www.qrit.li or by installing one of the browser plugins on offer (currently Chrome and Firefox are supported).

How does it work?

There's two parts to qritli. The first involves converting a URL into a QR code or alphanumeric code, and the second involves converting either of those codes back into the URL on the target device. There are a few different ways of interacting with qritli that I'll now explain:

URL to Code

Using a qritli browser plugin

This method is the simplest way of using qritli. If you're on a web browser with a qritli browser plugin installed, simply open up the plugin while on any webpage, and you'll instantly be presented with the QR code representation of the URL as well as a temporary 6-digit code. This code will only last for 24 hours before expiring.

Using the qritli website

If your browser does not have a qritli plugin, or you're converting a URL that isn't currently open in your browser, this is the method for you. Head to the qritli website, paste in the URL, and hit 'Go'. You'll be taken to the same page as you would if using the browser plugin.

Code to URL

Using a qritli browser plugin

If you're on a web browser with a qritli browser plugin installed, simply open up the plugin, click the 'Code to Url' tab, enter your 6-digit code, and hit 'Go'. You'll be redirected to the URL webpage in no time at all.

Using the qritli website

Head to the qritli website, enter your 6-digit code, and hit 'Go'. You'll be redirected to the URL webpage in no time at all.

Scanning the QR code

If you're on a mobile device, you can use any QR code scanner app, or your devices built-in QR code scanning functionality if available (newer versions of iOS and Android can do this) to scan the QR code from the previous step and be redirected to the website.