27 December, 2011

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How 20 Must Have Bookmarklets Will Make Your Browser Shockingly Fast

Bookmarklets are java-scripts that executes only when you want. Unlike browser extensions, they do not keep running in background. They are better than extensions all the time.

Bookmarklets are system resource friendly. How?
  • Extensions keep using system resources even though you are not using them. 
  • For example, extensions like social media sharing services, keep running in background even though you are not sharing any web page.
Bookmarklets are Universal:
  • Same bookmarket is used across all browser like Chrome, Firefox or Opera
  • Irrespective of platform like Windows, Linux or even mobile OS like Android or iOS.
How to use Bookmarklets:
Just drag the bookmarklet button or link containing java script to bookmark bar of your browser. You can either create folder of it or direct button.


Here is a collection of bookmarklets that you can replace for extension.


1. Google Bookmark:
Easily save any URL to Google bookmark. You can also edit the labels and add notes to bookmark.

Link or Drag this Bookmarklet

2. Share to G+:
If you are sharing your life more on Google Plus, this will make your task easy. It give you a one click way to share anything on Google Plus without leaving your current webpage.

Link or drag this Bookmarklet to your bookmark toolbar.

3. Share on Facebook:
Share the current web page to Facebook. Link

4. Share on Twitter:
Share the current web page to Twiiter.

Link or Drag this Bookmarklet

5. TwitShot:
As tweets with images get more interaction, Twitshot allow you to share any link to Twitter and add appropriate image from same webpage that will attract more followers.

Link  / Bookmarklet

6. StumbleUpon:
Share webpages to StumbleUpon social bookmarking site.


7. Pin it:
Pin the current webpage to Pinterest social bookmarking site.

Link official developer page or direct bookmarklet.

8. What Font:
Easily find out which font is used on any web page you are browsing. The font size and line spacing and more information about the typography of any webpage.

Link   or Direct Bookmarklet

9. Google Transliteration: 
Do you want to type in any language other than English? This Google Transliteration bookmarklet will easily enable the Google Transliteration service in your browser for easy local language typing on any website.

Languages supported are Amharic, Arabic, Bengali, Greek, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Persian, Punjabi, Russian, Sanskrit, Serbian, Tamil, Telugu, Tigrinya and Urdu.

Go to this google Link and drag respective language bookmakrlet.

10. Bing Translate:
Though Chrome automatically translate webpage with Google Translate, you can use Bing Translate on Mozilla Firefox and other browsers.

Link or Drag the Bookmarklet (For English) For other languages, go to the webpage and select your language.

11. Keep It Video:
Let you save / download  videos from YouTube and other streaming websites. It converts the YouTube video link to a downloadable video file link. No need to install any extra software.
Link  or Direct Bookmarklet

12. Print Friendly:
It remove the unwanted part of web page like ads, signatures, logos and any unwanted matter before you print the webpage. You can either download as PDF or sent the page to your email address.

Link or Bookmarklet

13.The Printliminator:
Bookmarklet with some simple tools to makes websites print better. One click to activate, and then click to remove elements like graphics, and apply better print styling. You can rearrange page items.

Link or Bookmarklet

14. sideCLOUDload: 
It can download any web file directly to your Dropbox account. No need to download locally and then upload to dropbox. Its like file from one Google Drive account is saved to other Google Drive account.
Link  /  Bookmarklet

15. Bug Me Not / Get Login: 
All these three bookmarklet give you a shared user ID and password for websites like forums, file sharing services and any other sites. Sometimes you need to create account to some forum or website just for single use. You don't have to create new one and give email address, this will help you.

BugMeNot: Link  /  Bookmarklet
Get LogIn : Link  /  Bookmarklet

16. Don't Be Evil:
Focus the user was a social movement when Google updated privacy policy and adde Google Plus to search  results. You can still remove Google self promotion from search results.

Link  /  Bookmarklet

17. Mobile Friendly Test: 
Now, Google giving special credits to responsive and mobile friendly websites. You can test if your website / blog is mobile friendly.

For Domain  /   For Webpage / specific page

Is your browsers cluttered with too many extensions? Make it slim and fast. Even if your system is too powerful and you simply don't worry about system resource, still you can save these bookmarklet to use on mobile devices.

18. Bitmark:
URL shortening service Bit.ly do have a extension, but it also have a bookmarklet to make long and ugly url to a short and simple.

Link   /   Bookmarklet

19. Readability:
Make the cluttered web page easy to read by removing graphics, advertisements. Text size, font type and background color can also be customized.

Link   /   Bookmarklet

20. dotEPUB:
Convert any webpage in to a ePUB formatted ebook for reading on ebook reader devices or applications.

Link   /   Bookmarklet

Do you have any other great bookmarklet? Please share here...
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