To save you the trouble of creating a web page and hosting it on a server somewhere, I’ve created o.yeswap.com. It started out with just a half a dozen bookmarklets a couple of years ago but has grown quite a bit thanks to new bookmarklets submitted by readers. I just added four more from “Lucian”
- Stumble It Recommend current page at Stumble Upon.
- vi.sualize.us Upload images from the current page to image sharing site Vi.sualize.us
- Media Converter Convert video and audio objects onthe current page to other formats using Zamzar.com (bottom image)
With these additions o.yeswap.com now hosts 30 bookmarklets. With so many, I decided it was time to organize the page a bit. I’ve grouped the bookmarklets into four categories; Bookmarking, RSS, Page Info, and Tools and added top and bottom menus with links to each category.
I’ve also updated the bookmarklets page with a bit of PHP that sets the page title to the name of the bookmarklet that you clicked. This means that when you save them in Opera Mini, the bookmark title will be pre-populated with a descriptive name instead of just “Bookmarklet”. This should eliminate the need to edit the title.
Here’s how to add bookmarklets to Opera Mini.
- Visit o.yeswap.com using Opera Mini
- Click one of the bookmark links.
- When the page reloads, press # then 7 to bookmark the page in Opera Mini.
- Edit the bookmark address by removing “http://o.yeswap.com/?” from the beginning and save it. The top image shows the bookmark editing window with the portion to delete highlighted.
To use a bookmarklet:
- Visit the page that you want the bookmark to act upon.
- Immediately after the page loads go to Bookmarks and choose the bookmarklet.
- Set up your frequently used bookmarklets as Opera Mini Speed Dials so that you can launch then with two clicks, * + the bookmark number.
I’ve really only tested these bookmarklets in Opera Mini 4.2, readers tell me that they also work in recent versions of Mobile Internet Explorer, Palm Blazer and Opera Mobile. With Opera Mobile bookmarklets only work if you turn off the option to open bookmarks in a new window.
Here’s a complete list of the 30 bookmarklets on o.yeswap.com
Post to Del.icio.us Add the current page to del.icio.us using the standard Del.icio.us Add Bookmark form. It’s not a mobile page but works reasonably well in Opera Mini
Quick del.icio.us Post Post the current page to del.icio.us with no tags but no form to fill out either.
Add to Evernote Add the current page to Evernote
Post to Ma.gnolia.com Add the current page to del.icio.us competitor, Ma.gnolia.com. The nice thing about Ma.gnolia is that they have a mobile friendly version of their site at m.gnolia.com
Post to Mobleo Add the current page to the Mobleo mobile social bookmarking site
Post to :bMarks Add the current page to :bMarks.mobi, another mobile social bookmarking site
Short :bMarks A shorter :bMarks bookmarklet url for phones, like many Motorolas, that can’t handle long URLs
Post to Mobilised Add the current page to Mobilised.net, yet another mobile social bookmarking site
Add to PhoneFavs Add the current page to bookmarking site PhoneFavs.com
Add to Yahoo! Bookmarks Add the current page to Yahoo! Bookmarks
Add to Gbookmarks Add current page to Google Bookmarks
Add to Tripit Add a link the current page to to your scrapbook on travel planning site Tripit.com
Stumble It Recommend current page at Stumble Upon.
vi.sualize.us Upload images of the current page to image sharing site Vi.sualize.us
Add to Google Reader Add current site’s feed to Google reader. Doesn’t work with some sites!
Add to Bloglines Add the current page’s feeds to your Blogline’s subscriptions.
Technorati This Search the Mobile Edition of Technorati for Blog posts referencing the current page
Bloglines Citations Read what bloggers have written about the current page using Blogline’s index
Google Info Links to everything Google knows about the current page; description, incoming links, related pages, etc.
Wayback Machine View old versions of the current page at archive.org.
gCache View Google’s cached version of the current page
Display Headers Show current page’s HTTP headers
Page Rank Display the current page’s Google Page Rank
Web Of Trust Check current site’s reputation on Web Of Trust (WOT)
Google Translate Translate the current page to English from Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian or Vietnamese.
Top Go to top level of current site
Highlight Links Highlight links with a yellow background. Makes links identifiable in Bloglines Mobile.
Media Converter Convert video and audion on current page to other formats using Zamzar.com