As we all know that Google took Chrome out of beta almost a month back, but still there is a strong feeling that there is a long way to go for the browser if it has to compete with other browers such as Firefox. The biggest feature that is missing in Chrome/IE is lack of addons support. So in place of using addons I am using bookmarklets a lot more now.
Bookmarklets are usually saved or dragged to your browsersâ€™ bookmarks toolbar but, you can also create a folder on your bookmarks toolbar & then add each bookmarklet to that folder. This helps organize your bookmark toolbar so that you donâ€™t have a long, never-ending row of bookmarlets. To cover all my bases, here is what you do – depending on the browser you use:
- Firefox – Drag and drop the above link to your bookmarks toolbar or right-click the link and select “bookmark this link”.
- Internet Explorer – Right click on the link above, and select “add to favorites”.
- Chrome / Safari – Drag and drop the link to your bookmarks toolbar.
12 Must have Bookmarklets
- Bookmark to Delicious – Bookmark the current page on Delicious
- Dictionay:Dbl-Click – Just click on this bookmarklet, and then dictionary will be shown on double clicking any word.
- Readability – Its an awesome script, increases readability of a page.
- Post to News.YC – Post an article to news.ycombinator.com
- Gmail This – Allows you to email the current web page youâ€™re on via your Gmail account.
- Adblock+ – Ad block removes â€œjava, flash, background music, and third-party iframes.â€ Thus it does a handy job of blocking the ads on a webpage. who says only firefox addon block ads ? Chrome too has a Adblock type addon now!
- Stumble it – Add this link and click on it whenever you want to Stumble a page you liked. I like this bookmarklet better than the toolbar as it gives me more space.Another way of stumbling a webpage can be found here.
- Translate – Landed on a page that seems Greek to you ? No worry anymore, just click it and see the translation in English. YOu dont even need to know the source language.
- Facebook Share Bookmarklet – The Share Bookmarklet will recognize when you share videos and music, making them easy to play within Facebook.
- Add to MySpace Bookmarklet
- Install Greasemonkey – Firefox users will know how useful Greasemonkey is. The good thing is, with a simple tweak, you can also get Greasemonkey to work in Google Chrome.
- Feed views in Chrome – Drag the following links to your bookmarks bar
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