Frequently Asked Questions

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What's a bookmarklet?

How do I make a bookmarklet?

Will bookmarklets work on my computer or mobile device?

How do I use bookmarklets?

How do I keep track of my bookmarklets?

Are bookmarklets free?

Are bookmarklets safe?

How do I add a bookmarklet to my browser?

Internet Explorer Browser

Firefox Browser

Google Chrome Browser

Safari Browser

Opera Browser


What's a bookmarklet?

Bookmarklets are 'smart bookmarks', that perform actions or enhance the website you're visiting with a single click.

Read more about how to use bookmarklets.


How do I make a bookmarklet?

Bookmarklets are written in JavaScript and can be as simple as one line of code. Below are a few links to tutorials we thought were useful to get you started. Once you've created a bookmarklet don't forget to add it to Marklets.com!

How to Create a jQuery Bookmarklet

Bookmarklet Crunchinator

How To Make a Bookmarklet For Your Web Application

Make Your Own Bookmarklets With jQuery


Will bookmarklets work on my computer/smart phone/device?

Probably. Bookmarklets work with most browser (Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari, Chrome, and Opera) and operating system (Windows, OSX, Linux/Unix, iPhone, Palm, Blackberry, etc.)


How do I use bookmarklets?

Bookmarklets are just like bookmarks. Add the bookmarklet to your favorites bar and click on them like you would a bookmark when you're visiting a website you would like to use them.

Read more about how to add bookmarklets to your browser.


How do I keep track of my bookmarklets?

With so many bookmarklets available, how do you keep track of all of them? We like to use our Marklets.com bookmarklet that allows you to search our database right from the site you're visiting. All you have to do is type in a keyword to find the best bookmarklet for the job.

Check out the Marklets.com Bookmarklet.

Ok, maybe you don't want to search for bookmarklets every time you're looking for your favorite bookmarklets. Check out this service we stumbled upon, it allows you to make a custom bookmarklet by combining your favorite bookmarklets into one. Now you can make your own custom list of bookmarklets.

Check out the Bookmarklet Combiner.


Are bookmarklets free?

Yes, because of the nature of JavaScript and general size of the bookmarklet, most if not all bookmarklets are free. Marklets.com is a free service and will never charge for bookmarklets.


Are bookmarklets safe?

Bookmarklets are safer than traditional software. They can only affect the page you're visiting and therefore are limited in what they can do. As a general rule of thumb, don't run bookmarklets on websites that have sensitive data such as your personal financial sites.


How do I add a bookmarklet to my browser?

Internet Explorer Browser

Add a bookmarklet to Internet Explorer

1. Typically, you would first find a bookmarklet you would like to add to your browser. Later you can search our database but for the purposes of this tutorial we've supplied the Marklets.com bookmarklet below. Note that all bookmarklets on Marklets.com will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon so it's easy to tell which links are bookmarklets and which aren't.

2. Make sure the Favorites Bar is visible. Click on any part of the menu bar and check "Favorites Bar".

3. Using your mouse, right click on the bookmarklet and select "Add to Favorites". Remember, all bookmarklets on our site will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon just like the "Marklets.com" bookmarklet below.

4. Select "Favorites Bar" folder in combobox and click the Add button.

5. Try it out:

6. Well done you're almost finished! Now click the "Marklets.com" link in your Personal Bar and you'll see a small window appear in the upper left hand corner of your screen. Congratulations, you have just installed and run a bookmarklet. Here is more information about the bookmarklet you just installed.

7. Now go and find some cool bookmarklets. As we mentioned earlier, there are thousands available, start discovering them now.


Firefox Browser

Add a bookmarklet to Firefox's Bookmark Toolbar

1. Typically, you would first find a bookmarklet you would like to add to your browser. Later you can search our database but for the purposes of this tutorial we've supplied the Marklets.com bookmarklet below. Note that all bookmarklets on Marklets.com will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon so it's easy to tell which links are bookmarklets and which aren't.

2. Make sure Bookmarks Toolbar is visible. Select "View" from main menu then "Toolbars" and check "Bookmarks Toolbar".

3. Drag the bookmarklet to the Bookmarks Toolbar. Remember, all bookmarklets on our site will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon just like the "Marklets.com" bookmarklet below.

4. Try it out:

5. Well done you're almost finished! Now click the "Marklets.com" link in your Personal Bar and you'll see a small window appear in the upper left hand corner of your screen. Congratulations, you have just installed and run a bookmarklet. Here is more information about the bookmarklet you just installed.

6. Now go and find some cool bookmarklets. As we mentioned earlier, there are thousands available, start discovering them now.


Google Chrome Browser

Add a bookmarklet to Google Chrome

1. Typically, you would first find a bookmarklet you would like to add to your browser. Later you can search our database but for the purposes of this tutorial we've supplied the Marklets.com bookmarklet below. Note that all bookmarklets on Marklets.com will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon so it's easy to tell which links are bookmarklets and which aren't.

2. Make sure Bookmarks Bar is visible. Right click on any part of the menu bar and check "Always show bookmarks bar".

3. Drag the bookmarklet to the Bookmarks Bar. Remember, all bookmarklets on our site will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon just like the "Marklets.com" bookmarklet below.

4. Try it out:

5. Well done you're almost finished! Now click the "Marklets.com" link in your Personal Bar and you'll see a small window appear in the upper left hand corner of your screen. Congratulations, you have just installed and run a bookmarklet. Here is more information about the bookmarklet you just installed.

6. Now go and find some cool bookmarklets. As we mentioned earlier, there are thousands available, start discovering them now.


Safari Browser

Add a bookmarklet to Safari

1. Typically, you would first find a bookmarklet you would like to add to your browser. Later you can search our database but for the purposes of this tutorial we've supplied the Marklets.com bookmarklet below. Note that all bookmarklets on Marklets.com will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon so it's easy to tell which links are bookmarklets and which aren't.

2. Make sure Bookmarks Bar is visible. Select "View" from main menu and select "Show Bookmarks Bar".

3. Drag the bookmarklet to the Bookmarks Bar. Remember, all bookmarklets on our site will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon just like the "Marklets.com" bookmarklet below.

4. Try it out:

5. Well done you're almost finished! Now click the "Marklets.com" link in your Personal Bar and you'll see a small window appear in the upper left hand corner of your screen. Congratulations, you have just installed and run a bookmarklet. Here is more information about the bookmarklet you just installed.

6. Now go and find some cool bookmarklets. As we mentioned earlier, there are thousands available, start discovering them now.


Opera Browser

Add a bookmarklet to Opera

1. Typically, you would first find a bookmarklet you would like to add to your browser. Later you can search our database but for the purposes of this tutorial we've supplied the Marklets.com bookmarklet below. Note that all bookmarklets on Marklets.com will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon so it's easy to tell which links are bookmarklets and which aren't.

2. Make sure Personal Bar is visible. Select "View" from main menu then "Toolbars" and check "Personal Bar".

3. Drag the bookmarklet to the Personal Bar. Remember, all bookmarklets on our site will be displayed as a blue button with an orange ribbon just like the "Marklets.com" bookmarklet below.

4. Try it out:

5. Well done you're almost finished! Now click the "Marklets.com" link in your Personal Bar and you'll see a small window appear in the upper left hand corner of your screen. Congratulations, you have just installed and run a bookmarklet. Here is more information about the bookmarklet you just installed.

6. Now go and find some cool bookmarklets. As we mentioned earlier, there are thousands available, start discovering them now.