What are Bookmarklets?

  • A bookmarklet is simply some Javascript code. You can execute Javascript code directly from the browser's address bar.
  • Are they safe?

  • Bookmarklets are safer than traditional software for the following reasons:
  • 1. They are extremely simple. With only a few lines of code it's hard to make a programming error that isn't
        detected immediately.
  • 2. You don't install software. Traditional software programs can produce conflicts with other programs on
        your hard drive. Bookmarklets work entirely within your web browser, so they can't
        independently interfere with the functioning of other programs.
  • 3. Because you don't install software, you don't have the security risks of traditional software (which can
        install files all over your hard drive). Your hard drive is protected by JavaScript security restrictions.
  • 4. Even if something goes wrong (say, you try to use a Netscape-only bookmarklet on Internet Explorer)
        the worst thing that is likely to happen is that you will get a JavaScript error message. Furthermore, this
        site has been designed (through server-side scripting) to make it impossible for you to get a bookmarklet
        that doesn't work on your browser.
  • How Do I Install Bookmarklets?

  • Since bookmarklets act as links you just add them to your bookmarks/favorites. You can then use them whenever you want. Could it be any easier? And bookmarklets are supported by all the different browsers.

  • In our case all you need to do is Drag the link and Drop it in your Bookmark toolbar.