Hack 62. Google with Bookmarklets
Create interactive bookmarklets to perform
Google functions from the comfort of your own browser.
You probably know what bookmarks are. But what
magic added. This makes them more interactive than regular bookmarks;
they can perform small functions like opening a window, grabbing
highlighted text from a web page, or submitting a query to a search
engine. There are several bookmarklets that allow you to perform
useful Google functions right from the comfort of your own browser.
If you're using Internet Explorer for Windows,
you're in gravy: all these bookmarklets will most
likely work as advertised. But if you're using a
less-appreciated browser (such as Opera) or operating system (such as
Mac OS X), pay attention to the bookmarklet requirements and
instructions; there may be special magic needed to get a particular
bookmark working, or indeed, you may not be able to use the
bookmarklet at all.
- Google Translate! (http://www.microcontentnews.com/resources/translator.htm)
Puts Google's translation tools into a bookmarklet,
enabling one-button translation of the current web page.
- Google Jump (http://www.angelfire.com/dc/dcbookmarkletlab/Bookmarklets/script002.html)
Prompts you for search terms, performs a Google search, and takes you
straight to the top hit thanks to the magic of
Google's I'm Feeling Lucky
- The Dooyoo Bookmarklets http://dooyoo-uk.tripod.com/bookmarklets2.html collection
Features several bookmarklets for use with different search
engines—two for Google. Similar to Google's
Browser Buttons, one finds highlighted text and the other finds
- Joe Maller's Translation Bookmarkets (http://www.joemaller.com/translation_bookmarklets.shtml)
Translate the current page into the specified language via Google or
- Bookmarklets for Opera (http://www.philburns.com/bookmarklets.html)
Includes a Google translation bookmarklet, a Google bookmarklet that
restricts searches to the current domain, and a bookmarklet that
searches Google Groups. As you might imagine, these bookmarklets were
created for use with the Opera browser.
- LuckyMarklets (http://www.researchbuzz.org/archives/001414.shtml)
Tara's bookmarklets taking advantage of the
I'm Feeling Lucky feature in Google Web Search,
Google News, and Google Images.
- Milly's Bookmarklets (http://www.imilly.com/bm.htm)
An incredible collection of bookmarklets for all things Google: Web
Search, Images, Directory, Definitions, Cache, the Google site
itself, and many more, Google or otherwise.