From time to time we have introduced our readers to the power of bookmarklets. Last week Jason showed us a bookmarklet that can help us read faster. Billie mentioned a bookmarklet for the PDFMyUrl service and George has listed his 3 “Must Have” bookmarklets.
We have our own little bookmarklet here at ProfHacker that some of us use to quickly search our old postings through Google. If you find yourself searching our old postings occasionally, you might find it useful too. To use the bookmarklet, drag the following link to your toolbar and click on the link for a quick and direct google search limited to our postings here at the Chronicle.
While on the topic of bookmarklets, another one that I have just started using is Cory’s Flickr bookmarklet, created by Cory Dodt. Once installed, when you find a Creative Commons licensed photo in Flickr (in its photostream) that you want to use but properly attribute, this bookmarklet will pop up a nice little box with the HTML code to give credit for the image.
For example, if I were to attach a completely random picture of a cat with an elephant on its head to this posting, despite the fact that it has no meaningful connection to the content, then I could use the attribution bookmarklet to produce the line that I close this posting with.
Do you have any fun and useful bookmarklets to share?Return to Top