Top Browser Bookmarklets

Bookmarklets are tiny useful javascript nuggets that can be easily dragged and dropped to the bookmark toolbar in a modern browser such as Firefox, Opera, etc. They can be used to quickly perform a task without having to visit the website/web service with just a single click.

I have compiled a list of bookmarklets that I find useful and use regularly.

Updated: 09/03/08: As this list is rather getting long and I will be updating this frequently with more bookmarklets as I find and use them, I have categorized them so it’s easier to find what you need. If you would like to contribute to this list, leave your favorite bookmarklet in the comments and I’ll add it in.

Social Bookmarking

  • Stumble This! – StumbleUpon Toolbar less stumbling link. Very useful if you don’t want any other extra features that the toolbar provides. Become a power stumbler quickly! [via Firefox Facts]
  • Share This! – A very useful WordPress plugin also comes as a bookmarklet that lets you share a link via different social networks or by email.
  • Digg Submit – Submit a site to Digg easily with this bookmarklet
  • Add to Delicious – Lets you bookmark a site to delicious.com without the delicious toolbar.
  • TwitThis – Send a quick Tweet if you have a Twitter account. (my Twitter account)
  • TinyUrl! – Make a long url a short one with TinyUrl with this bookmarklet
  • Share on FriendFeed – Lets you share bookmarks in the new kid on the block FriendFeed

Productivity

Blogging

  • Subscribe.. (Google Reader) – Subscribe to a website/blog’s RSS feed with Google Reader in one click. You could also try a Google Greasemonkey script to do this automatically when you hit any RSS feed.
  • Analytics Today (Google Analytics) – This bookmarklet will take you to your Google Analytics account and show you today’s stats for your site. You have to edit this url and insert your Google Analytics id (you’ll see it in the location bar when logged in) where it says .
  • RSSFwd – It’s a bookmarklet for a service that lets you have any RSS feed emailed straight to your inbox.
  • Enlarge Text Areas - Use this to enlarge text areas in forms in any website or blog.
  • Press This – A bookmarklet to automatically blog a page you are at, in your WordPress blog. You have to edit this bookmarklet and change the website to your own URI for it to work.

Miscellaneous

  • BugMeNot – Hate websites that force you to register to read? BugMeNot.com has tons of usernames & passwords for those sites. This bookmarklet makes it even easier to get them. (thanks doshdosh)
  • Map your Flickr Photos – A very cool bookmarklt that enables mapping, geocoding and geotagging directly in your Flickr photo page [via Sumaato]
  • All-In-One Video – The all-in-one bookmarklet supports YouTube, Google Video, Metacafe, Myspace, Break.com, Putfile, Dailymotion, Sevenload, MyVideo.de and Clipfish.de. Bookmark the link below and access the bookmark when looking at videos on any of the supported websites. The bookmarklet will give you the download-link(s) for the video you were looking at.
  • SecondBrain – You can easily add websites to your SecondBrain account.
  • PricePinx – Just highlight the price in a product page and use this bookmarklet to receive price drop alerts from ProcePinx. (3/13/08)

Web Development

  • Firebug Lite – If you are a Firefox junkie, you are going to love this bookmarklet as it lets you use it any browser like Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer and get the familiar Firebug for debugging.
  • Zoom images in – This one lets you zoom into images in any website.
  • MRI – Enter a selector and hit MRI and it will highlight any element in the page that matches the selector. Very useful and works in most browsers. [more on MRI]
  • Open in IE – Quickly open a webpage you are viewing in Firefox, Opera or Safari in Internet Explorer.

A great resource I found while collecting bookmarklets I could use and that might be of interest to you, is Jesse’s Bookmarklet site. He has nicely categorized various bookmarklets into different sections.

Do you know of any other bookmarklets that’ll make this list better? Let me know in the comments and I’ll add them to this list. As the other posts in the Top Stuff series (look below for other posts), this list will be an evolving one with updates as I come across useful ones.

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15 Responses to “Top Browser Bookmarklets”

  1. Troy March 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm #

    Nice list! It never ceases to amaze me how much people can do with a simple technology like bookmarklets. I know that I’ll probably find the TinyURL and zoom ones very useful/

  2. Shankar Ganesh March 5, 2008 at 4:17 am #

    I have used some of these, and Digg Submit link, TinyURL scripts are new and will be very useful to me. Thanks!

    And I’d love to see this cool bookmarklet in the list:
    http://www.hongkiat.com/blog/how-to-view-biggest-resolution-photo-in-flickr/

    See you!

    Shankar Ganesh’s last blog post..Dummy Post, Ignore

  3. Sumesh March 5, 2008 at 9:07 am #

    I’ve been using TinyURL, Del.icio.us and Digg ones for a long time, speaking of which, why no Delicious bookmarklet?

    I’d recommend that to the list.

    Sumesh’s last blog post..How to: Disable popup warnings in Windows XP

  4. K March 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    Troy.. these little javascript nuggets are such a great time saver for accomplishing so many tasks quickly!

    Shankar.. that’s a cool one too! I’ll add that to the list. Thanks for haring that buddy!

    Sumesh.. being a avid Del.icio.us user, the del.icio.us complete Firefox extension does all I need for me and haven’t used a bookmarklet. Could you point me to the one you use/recommend? I’d be glad to add that to this list. Thanks! :smile:

  5. Kyle James March 5, 2008 at 4:03 pm #

    I use the Socialize This and Track co.mments booklets. You might want to check those out.

    Kyle James’s last blog post..Social Survey: Facebook

  6. Rakshit March 6, 2008 at 12:25 am #

    I haven’t tried any of these except Gtalk gadget.
    :-(
    It’s good that you shared that with us. Thanks for this great compilation.

    Rakshit’s last blog post..Tuesday Trump #5: National Grammar Day- March 4, 2008

  7. K March 6, 2008 at 9:56 pm #

    Thanks for the heads up Kyle! I will look for them and try to add it here.

    Rakshit.. glad you found it useful buddy! :-)

  8. David Bradley June 20, 2008 at 3:49 am #

    Great list, and certainly agree with SU being in the top slot. Several meta-sharers (like ShareThis, AddThis, Siphs, and Shareaholic combine submission to dozens of social media and social bookmarking sites, of course, cuts down on toolbars and add-ons.

    db

    David Bradleys last blog post..Evolution 2.0

  9. Mark@tool vinyl July 15, 2008 at 12:55 am #

    I like a few of those which i hadn’t seen before…the Google analytics one looks good, and the subscribe one looks useful too, damn my need to use all these Google products though.

    Marks last blog post..Tool – Opiate Review

  10. K July 15, 2008 at 9:40 am #

    Mark, I know. Google keeps adding all these new services and they all work with the same login. Too hard not to try one. :-) If you use WordPress, WOrdPress 2.6 is gonna have a cool new PressThis! bookmarklet. Check out my today’s post.

  11. jane@Cheap local phone service January 10, 2009 at 11:55 am #

    I realy like the bug me not one. This way you do not need to give out information or sign up at alot of the sites.

    janes last blog post..georgia local phone service provider

  12. Hgh June 8, 2012 at 9:59 am #

    Try heading to the BugMeNot link in that item and
    grabbing it from there, which worked for me. We’ll try to get it fixed
    on this page. 

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