In Case You Missed It: Bookmarklets
We're running a new series here at TiPb (Titanium Powerbook? No, The iPhone Blog!) that brings older but still relevant/interesting/noteworthy articles, reviews, and blog posts back into the forefront of the discussion. Hopefully, we'll be able to uncover some great articles that you might have missed and offer further insight on everyone's favorite toy.
Also, it'll help transition our still new merger, PhoneDifferent fans will get a taste of TiPb writing and TiPb readers will catch up with what has happened in the PhoneDifferent world! Think of it as a blog within a blog or for the metaphorically inclined, dinnertime stories at a big happy family reunion..
Today, we'll bring back the topic of Bookmarklets. Mike Overbo, our Editor Emeritus, found that Bookmarklets extend the reach and capabilities of the iPhone's Safari browser. Essentially, Bookmarklets are small computer applications stored as a URL on your bookmarks bar. Examples would include a Find feature, IMDB search, eBay search, etc.
To use these Bookmarklets, simply store them to your iPhone's bookmarks and when you are in need of, say a quick Wikipedia search, open that particular Bookmarklet and it'll prompt you with a direct search screen rather than waiting for the page to open up. I use Bookmarklets everyday to quicken my online searching (darn that EDGE), take a look and see if there is anything you can use!
Read On For The Rest of the Links!
Collection of Bookmarklets There are a ton of links to Bookmarklets all across the interweb in this article. You can probably find a link to all the relevant Bookmarklets in the world here.
Bookmarklet / Favelet Smorgasbord The ever-so-helpful Mike even created some Bookmarklets on his own for the PD faithful! In this article there is a ton of useful Bookmarklets that range from math applications to simple general searches.
Tabbed Browsing Bookmarklet And to cap it off, we include probably one of the better Bookmarklets available, Tabulate allows Safari on the iPhone to re-create the 'open in new tab' feature. A great Bookmarklet that I use nearly everyday.
Well, that's it for Bookmarklets and this edition of In Case You Missed It. Hopefully you'll find these tools useful and we'll come back soon for more great iPhone articles, neat iPhone features, and news that you may have missed!