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Jul112007

Google Bookmarklets

Are you a fan of bookmarklets? Small pieces of JavaScript code saved as bookmarks in your browser. Often they provide features only available if you install a plug-in and they’re pretty easy to backup.

Here’s a small list of bookmarks related to Google’s services. Most of them provide features from Google Toolbar. To save them, make sure bookmark toolbar is visible (go to View > Toolbar and check Bookmarks Toolbar, Links or Personal Bar, depending on your browser) and drag the link to the toolbar.

1. Subscribe to a feed using Google Reader: Subscribe. This is especially useful for browsers like Internet Explorer that don’t have a proper way of handling feeds.

2. Translate a web page into English: Translate. This also works for text selections, but you have to choose the destination language. Other translation bookmarklets are available here.

3. Bookmark a page: Bookmark. If you don’t want to install Google Toolbar, this a very good way to bookmark the current page at Google Bookmarks.

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