For anyone like myself that spends a good deal of time online, you know how important it is to find ways to streamline certain repetitive tasks. One way to do that is to make use of bookmarklets. A bookmarklet is a bookmark that automates a certain task such as finding the definition of a highlighted word, downloading all images, or posting a link to a favourite social bookmarking site. Here is a list of my current favourites and what they do:
- Print Friendly: Clicking on this bookmarklet will create a clean, printable version of the website you are on.
- Citebite: Select text on any webpage and click on this bookmarklet. You will be taken to a page where you can share your annotated page with a unique web address.
- Kwout: Clip out a portion of a webpage by using this bookmarklet. Embed this image in a webpage and it is linked to the webpage you cut it from.
- Dotepub: This bookmarklet creates an epub document from the webpage you are visiting and downloads it to your computer.
- Textise: Create a text only version of the website you are on. Great for copying text from a page to paste into a document.
- Stichit: This bookmarklet will pull all of the links from a page or a selection on a page and allows you to create a single link to share with others.
- Edmodo: For those that use Edmodo, this bookmarklet adds the website you are on into your Library. Social bookmarking meets LMS.
- SavePublishing: This is for all of those who want to find a quotable text on a webpage that they can share on Twitter. This bookmarklet highlights all of the text on the page that is below the character limits of Twitter. Click on any of them and it creates a Twitter message you can edit and send.
- SplashQRCode: Create a QR code of a webpage by clicking on this bookmarklet. Great for sharing a page from your projector such as in a presentation or class.
- Google Translate: This is actually a series of bookmarklets that allow you to translate a webpage into any of the Google Translate languages.
There are a number of great bookmarklets that could have been added to this list such as Hootlet (for Hootsuite) and Diigolet (for Diigo), but maybe that will best be left for another blog post.
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