You might not know it, but you can also browse and use your favorite mobile apps using a web browser. And Wired created a list of these apps that you can use.
Perks of Using The Web Browser
Applications make life easier and activities faster for everyone. We have apps that deliver goods, apps that help us find directions, apps that entertain you, and others. And there are surprisingly a number of apps that you can also access using your web browser. For reasons such as people who get tired of their small phone screens may want to use these apps on their desktop or laptop. This is most especially true for the much older generation that needs a much bigger view.
Also, keyboard and mouse creates a faster way to input and navigate through the sites making your work faster. If you are someone that constantly struggles with your small mobile keyboard, this is one for you. Lastly, activities within these sites will be easier to access with the use of your web browser. As long as your phone information is connected to your browser, you can easily go through these sites just like in your app.
1. Apple Music
How To Use: You can easily access your music library from your web browser by signing in your Apple ID.
What Can You Do: Users can see all the artists and albums saved in your app’s library as well as your playlists on the left side. You can also add new songs to a playlist, to your library, or to your current queue by clicking on the three red dots.
However, there are also certain limitations as to the site, you will not be able to access all features like smart playlists. But playing your music will definitely be possible.
How To Use: Another music streaming app that you might probably use often can also be used with your browser. Just simply log in your account, no need to download or install anything, and you are good to go.
What Can You Do: The website will allow you to access all your albums, artists, tracks, and playlists. All Spotify recommendations are also viewable, and creating playlists can be done too. Moreover, Spotify web gives you the power to control Spotify on other devices like your phone, smart speaker, and others.
How To Use: Messaging apps is also a big part of your everyday routine. You probably check apps like Facebook or Google, and here is another option for you. Simply enter your mobile number and your Telegram account details to make it work.
What Can You Do: All your conversations and past messages from the app can be viewed on the web. Another function to use is sending files from your computer to other Telegram users. For a much personalized vibe, you can always modify your settings to change how you want notifications or message previews. Just simply click the menu button in the top left corner and find the Settings option.
4. Facebook Messenger
How To Use: Probably one of the most used applications in your phone is the Facebook Messenger. However, you can also connect with others through a web browser. To use, simply input your Facebook logins and all your messages from the app will be seen.
What Can You Do: You can also customize your messenger by changing color schemes for specific people, setting up a custom emoji, and more. To do so, just click on the three dots located next to your name.
How To Use: Another app you can access is Instagram. Just go to the site and enter your username and password.
What Can You Do: There is not much difference with the app and website. You can send direct messages, browse through a friend’s Instagram Stories which is way better because it fits the whole screen. Users can still tap on a photo they like by simply clicking on it.
There is also recent news about the social media giant to allow users to upload photos and videos on the desktop site soon, which was unavailable before.