Get Extensions On Safari For iOS With These Bookmarklets

iOS: Safari on iOS doesn't support extensions, which is a bummer if you want to quickly send a page to a read-it-later service or kick a link over to Evernote. Fortunately, technology blog Digital Inspiration has a huge collection of the most useful bookmarklets that can emulate the work of extensions.

These bookmarklets are installed in Safari just like bookmarks, but they use a line of JavaScript to behave similar to an extension. For example, if you use Pocket as a read-it-later service, you can install the Add to Pocket bookmarklet to instantly add pages to your Pocket directly from Safari. Here's how to do it:

  1. Head over to Digital Inspiration's master list and select the bookmarklet you want to install from Safari.
  2. Tap the arrow button next to the URL bar and select "Bookmark".
  3. Tap the bookmark button, and then "Edit".
  4. Tap the bookmark you just created, and remove the URL and hashtag before the JavaScript (it will be something like: ctrlq.org/ios?readability#).

When you have the bookmarklets set up, you can instantly do a bunch of different functions directly in Safari. If you're using Safari on your computer and have syncing enabled, you can also add them there. Head over to Digital Inspiration for the full list of bookmarklets.

Useful Bookmarklets for your iPad and iPhone [Digital Inspiration]


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